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Colette K.

Colette K.

$25.00 / hr

Santa Cruz, CA

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About Colette

Professional Personal Care Provider, specializing in senior care with memory issue and other progressive disease's. I abandoned my former career of 28 years in the Real Estate Industry, where I had expertise in sales, marketing, administrative support and development, when my own parents needed my help. That was over ten years ago and today I am to proud to say that I don't regret my decision. There is something very special and rewarding in being of service to elders and families, especially during difficult challenging times and I know, because I was once there. I am trained and skilled in assisting ADL's and IADL's, regardless of the limitations of the patient. Having a background in deadline driven environments, it is easy for me to multitask. I can offer light housekeeping, meal prep, med reminder, shopping if necessary, laundry and transportation to and from appointments. There are many wonderful caregiver's out there, the important thing is to choose wisely and to choose one that you can rely on and trust. One that you hope will treat your loved one with respect and dignity and over warm companionship as well. That I promise, you will find in me. "It has been said, It takes a Village....and with caregiving, it surely does, but with each of us making a contribution to the effort , our seniors, can live a quality life, in what remains." CK

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

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

Job Interests

  • Full Time
  • Overnight
  • Weekend Live-In
  • Holiday Shifts

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
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Home Health Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

San Rafael High School

Jan 1971 - Present
San Rafael, CA
Jan 1971 - Present

Personal Care Aide

Mar 2018 - Present
Martha Kinder
Offered companionship, meal prep, med reminder and general distraction for 70 plus year old patient in progressive stages of dementia who could not be left alone. I was familiar to the family and my job was to offer conversation, assist him with any needs, occasional walks and distract him from becoming anxious or confused in the absence of his wife. The patient is still capable of managing some ADL's without assistance, so personal hygiene assistance was not included in my tasks.
Mar 2018 - Present
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