Sandra K G.

$18.00 / hr

Newcastle, CA

About Sandra K

I have just completed a year of caring for a 101 year old woman who was a wonder of nature. Some of the time she was as strong as a much younger woman, other times she needed me for everything . She was not native born, so at times it took patience & attentive listening to understand her & sometimes her customs. I don't assume that anothers taste & demands are the same as mine. I consider my job to keep the client as happy and comfortable as possible while keeping them safe and in as good health as possible. In other words I treat them as my own, loved, parent. I keep the house clean, cook nutritious meals to the clients taste as much as possible according to their dietary needs. I help with personal hygiene as the individual needs and will curl hair, trim and paint nails, lotion and massage if client wishes. If capable we will walk outside, and I will help client to do any recommended physical therapy exercises. I can organize and administer medications reliably and order refills as needed. I will take the client to doctor and dental appointments & advise family of the outcome of those visits if requested. I keep a daily log of the days events and recognize changes. I have a years experience of working in the long term care unit of Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, IA. I have also been a scrub nurse in both Iowa & California, but not for many years. I was retired for a number of years before I became an in home care giver. I can give excellent references fro

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

  • Bathing
  • Dressing & Grooming
  • Toileting
  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Prep
  • Groceries & Shopping
  • Transferring & Mobility
  • Transportation
  • Housekeeping
  • Companionship

Job Interests

    Caregivers that work non-full-time jobs or irregular shifts can negotiate extra compensation in addition to their standard hourly wage.

    Skills & Expertise

    • Alzheimer's Disease
    • Diabetes
    • Parkinson's Disease
    • Stroke
    • Senior Care
    • Elder Care
    • Home Care

    Languages

    • English

    Experience & Education

    Caregiver for her mother

    Nov 2013 - Dec 2014
    Marianne Pavic
    Organized, dispensed,and ordered refills of medications. Took to doctors appointments as necessary. Took blood pressure daily & observed for any changes in health or appetite. Helped her with exercises recommended by physical therapist. I washed her clothes,helped her shower & shampoo..trimmed nails. I kept the house clean, but she had a housekeeper once a month. Made the bed, cooked 2-3 meals a day. We went out to lunch at least once a month...She was a lovely lady whose company I enjoyed. English was her second language but we understood each other.
    Nov 2013 - Dec 2014

    Caregiver for her mother

    Jan 2013 - Nov 2013
    Leah Marx
    Prepared 3 meals on most weekdays. Ordered & dispensed medications,took to doctors appointment as necessary. Took her grocery shopping & to the vet& groomer for her dog. We went for an hour walk as long as the weather was ok., drove to the bookstore & video store. I helped her shower & washed her hair. Saw to it that she was dressed & dry. I kept the house as safe as possible so she wouldn't fall or hurt herself. I kept her daughter informed regarding mental or physical changes. As time passed,sadly, she needed 24 hour care
    Jan 2013 - Nov 2013

    Care Giver

    Jan 2012 - Jan 2012
    Kathy Knezevich
    Started at about 6 hrs. per day ,5 days a week, but as the patient deteriorated she needed 24 hour care. This included personal hygienic needs, ambulatory help, help with medications, cooking, cleaning, transporting to medical appointments and help with physical therapy exercises.
    Jan 2012 - Jan 2012

    Tax Tech,customer service

    Jan 2000 - Jan 2003
    California Franchise Tax Board
    I have had many jobs in my life which I can enumerate for anyone who is interested, however their only common thread is that I helped others, often worried, sometimes angry. As a tax tech, I first passed a thorough background check, your information must be secure. Additionally I had to give out correct information. We were held to a high standard which was verified on a regular basis. I left there to manage my property.
    Jan 2000 - Jan 2003

    Nurse aide Operating room tech

    Dec 1961 - Dec 1970
    Allen Memorial Hospital
    Allen Mem. is a teaching hospital for the nursing sciences. I was trained as NA & after training chose to work in the extended care geriatric unit of the hospital. I worked there for more than a year when I was selected to train as an OR tech. I worked in the OR for a couple of years, then moved to Santa Maria, CA where I worked at Valley Hospital as a tech. until we moved to San Jose. I have no certificates or licenses because there were none at that time.
    Dec 1961 - Dec 1970
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