Diane A.

$18.00 / hr

I began caregiving because I like people, I like meeting all kinds of people and I am very adaptable. I enjoy being of service in the many ways that can contribute to the well being of someone in need. I have worked with several young women to help them see the future when the past was so bleak. One young woman who was in a group home is now out in the world working a regular job, has an appartment and a roommate. On the other end of the spectrum, I have been working with an elderly woman who after a stroke had no hope. Her memory and physical condition were dragging her downward and she was very depr essed. I first got her back on track with a healthy diet, with less carbs, more vegetables and protein she became stronger physically to the point where we could do light exercises. Now she can get up and down from sitting more easily and has more strengh getting around with her walker. We were able to get out and walk longer. She is now able to shop all the way around big stores like Safeway without any problem. My clients mood has elevated because of her new mobile capabilities. This made her want to put on make-up, jewelry and so on. In trying to learn more about who she was, I asked about her past which she was comfortably able to describe. After several weeks of this she became more confident about her memory. Her drive to be the woman she was before her stroke at 88 years old, brought her to where she is now. She calls her friends to go out to lunch. ... more

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May 2015 - Aug 2015

General Caregiving to a 74 yr old gentleman with Parkinsons/Lou Gehrigs disease. Feeding, transfering, mobility/exercise, toileting, companionship.




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Jan 2010 - Jan 2015

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May 2006 - Dec 2008

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Women's Innitiative

Small Business Start-up 11 week intensive

2008 - 2008


Community College of the Fingerlakes


1974 - 1976