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Laura D.

Laura D.

$12.00 / hr

Vista, CA

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About Laura

I have always known I was meant to care for others, even as a little girl. After high School I went to school and originally earned my Medical Assistant Degree, and began working for a wonderful Family Practice MD for approximately 10 years. During those years, the doctor allowed me time off to obtain my R.N. degree as well. After the 10 years working in the physician's office, I began my career as an Acute Care R.N., in multiple hospitals in Goleta, and Santa Barbara California. I worked for many years as an RN on the Medical/Surgical floor. I had a family, a new husband, had recently moved to a new area in San Diego County and was having increasing physical problems of my own. We decided I would take time away from Nursing, finish raising my family and decide what to do with the remainder of my career. I wanted to work in the administrative area of medicine, and for the past 15 years have worked in the financial, Medical Billing area and , Administrative areas of healthcare. I now want to return to patient care. I have not forgotten what I was taught in Nursing School, my knowledge and skills, my many years of experience caring for patients makes me an excellent choice to care for your loved one. I am looking for a patient for which I can share my skills, be caring, compassionate and help them get through each day hoping it is a better day than the last or at least the very best it could be.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

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

    • ALS
    • Alzheimer's Disease
    • Arthritis
    • Blood Disorders
    • Cancer Recovery
    • Cardiovascular Disorders
    • COPD
    • Dementia
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Gastrointestinal Disorders
    • Hearing Disorders
    • Hospice Care
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Neurological Disorders
    • Orthopedic Care
    • Parkinson's Disease
    • Renal and Urological Disorders
    • Respiratory Disorders
    • Skin Disorders
    • Stroke
    • Tracheotomy / Ventilation
    • Vision and Eye Disorders
    • Senior Care
    • Elder Care
    • Home Care

    Languages

      Experience & Education

      Care Giver

      Feb 2015 - May 2015
      Widow JoAnn McBride
      Worked the night shift for a patient in Hospice care. He was still alert with difficulty speaking, but he did understand. At the beginning he was ale to feed himself with assist, transfer from bed to wheelchair with assistance, required peri-care, assistance with bedside commode. As his health declined , far more care and assistance was required. Bed care, turning and re positioning in bed. Pt was still alert, and was aware of what was occurring. A lot of emotional support and care was required. There were different challenges each day, seizures, increased support and information.
      Feb 2015 - May 2015

      Care Giver

      May 2014 - Nov 2014
      Widow Joanne Hoggan
      Worked 4-5 days, 4 hour morning shifts weekly for an Alzheimer's patent. Gave showers each day, dressed patient and personal care was given. Depends diapers were worn. Breakfast made daily, and patient was walked around his home as tolerated. Worked daily with maintaining his level of activity He would spend most of his day in the wheelchair, but was able to get up to transfer to another chair, the bed, or walk short distances with maximum assistance. . A lot of verbal cues, reminders, and conversations as tolerated with the patient to get him to assist in his own care as able. Support given to the family. Available to bring patient to appointments, go shopping if needed. Discuss care with other caregivers and Medical personnel.
      May 2014 - Nov 2014

      Caregiver

      Feb 2007 - Dec 2007
      Theodore Solomon
      Patient required multiple surgeries multiple months apart. I provided post-op care, mobility, wound care, medication, respiratory exercise, assistance with toilet care, ambulation assistance
      Feb 2007 - Dec 2007

      Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA

      Jan 1978 - Jan 1983
      Santa Barbara, CA
      Jan 1978 - Jan 1983
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