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Joy C.

Joy C.

$15.00 / hr

Redding, CA

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About Joy

I have always wanted to help people with special needs; perhaps because I had a sibling who was born with severe disabilities, so I know first hand the difficulties and challenges faced by these individuals and their families. There was very little help available when I was a child, so we relied mainly on our family for the help and support we needed. Back then, there were no respite services or in-home caregiver services. You took your chances on finding a trustworthy stranger (if you could afford one). Now, it is very gratifying to me to be able to help other people who are dealing with illness or disability in any way I can. I like to make jewelry and craft items, and I like to share those hobbies with my clients, if they're interested. Many of them seem to enjoy these activities and find them gratifying. I also love to read, and some clients enjoy being read to, which I also enjoy. I've been told I'm a good listener and a pretty good companion, as I can adapt to whatever my client is capable of and willing to do. I am experienced, caring, and am a retired social worker.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

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

Job Interests

  • Part Time
  • Short Term

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
  • Arthritis
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • COPD
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Post Surgery Recovery
  • Stroke
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

Owner/Designer

Jun 2005 - Mar 2015
Joy's Jewels 'n Things
Design, create, and market original jewelry and decorative items direct to customers, on-line (internet), and through consignment in select retail establishments.
Jun 2005 - Mar 2015

Child Care Giver

Sep 2013 - Feb 2015
Kelsey Nelson
Cared for infant-to-toddler; prepared her meals; light housekeeping.
Sep 2013 - Feb 2015

Asistant Social Worker

Jan 2008 - Aug 2008
Shasta County Mental Health
(This is the same program/same job as below -- Shasta County Health and Human Services took over its administration on 1/1/08 from private owner/administrator). Comprehensive case management for in-house clients recovering from physical, psychiatric, drug, or alcohol-related complaints. Counseled; managed medications; charted progress; led therapeutic, counseling, discussion, recreational, and educational groups; prepared meals when cook was off; other related case management duties.
Jan 2008 - Aug 2008

Case Manager

Oct 2005 - Dec 2007
Elpida Recovery Center (Div. of Crestwood Behavioral Health)
Comprehensive case management for in-house clients recovering from physical, psychiatric, drug, or alcohol-related complaints. Counseled; managed medications; charted progress; led therapeutic counseling, discussion, recreational, and educational groups; prepared meals when cook was off; other related case management duties. This program was shut down by Crestwood on 12/31/07 and taken over by Shasta County Mental Health on 1/1/08.
Oct 2005 - Dec 2007

Service Coordinator

Apr 2001 - Aug 2003
Far Northern Regional Center
Comprehensive case management for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Apr 2001 - Aug 2003

Personal Assistant

Mar 1999 - Sep 2001
Compass Services
Personal assistant/companion for seniors, recovering patients, and people with physical and/or mental challenges. Shopped, cooked, helped with ADLs, helped with hobbies and as needed while I was a college student.
Mar 1999 - Sep 2001

Simpson College

Sep 1999 - Apr 2001
Sep 1999 - Apr 2001
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