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Carolyn V.

Carolyn V.

$17.00 / hr

Woodland Hills, CA

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About Carolyn

Several years ago I was able to take hospice training. Now in the San Fernando Valley I have worked part time for the last three years as a care-giver/personal assistant/companion. Both ladies were in their 80's. I have also helped out friends who needed shower help after knee operations, and have experience in medication management. I live in Woodland Hills. Since childhood I have often been drawn to the wisdom of the elderly. During the summer of my 15th year I weekly took a bus to a nursing home where I would joyfully volunteer! I do not smoke and would not be able to work in a smoking environment. After receiving my Masters of Music degree from the U. of Ill., I moved to NYC and began a successful career as a classical singer and voice teacher (including debuting at the Metropolitan Opera and being Chair of the Voice Dept. of the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music). I am known for my patience and gentleness and good humor and am a wonderful listener and a great conversationalist. I do my best to honor every person as my sister or brother, and strive to live only by the Golden Rule. Although I have not had any official extended experience with Alzheimer's & dementia, I seem to have a good sense about how to handle folks who are feeling troubled - either by something or some person known to them ...or maybe a situation which is, indeed , totally real to them although it is not available to my senses.

Caregiving Services & Expertise


  • Transferring & Mobility
  • Transportation
  • 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

    • Diabetes
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Post Surgery Recovery
    • Respiratory Disorders
    • Senior Care
    • Elder Care
    • Home Care


    • English

    Experience & Education

    SUNY . Long Island, NY

    Jan 1983 - Jan 1983
    Old Westbury, NY
    Jan 1983 - Jan 1983

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Sep 1966 - Jun 1967
    Champaign, IL
    Sep 1966 - Jun 1967
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