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Karen K.

Karen K.

$29.00 / hr

Englewood, CO

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About Karen

I realize how important it is for our elderly to be able to age in place, I've lost loved ones in nursing homes due to lack of quality care or facilities being understaffed. This led me to Caregiving and wanting to be able to make a difference in the lives of our senior community. Our seniors have so much to give and teach us, I've met so many amazing senior's and love to hear their stories about their lives. I love being a Caregiver and putting a smile on the faces of the person's I care for. Over the years I have worked with several professional Caregiver Agencies as a Caregiver/Home Health Aide with extensive on-going training earning many Certificates, working with Clients ranging from ADL's, to Hospice care and Dementia care. I work for Colorado State CDASS program caring for Quadriplegic persons with extensive training focusing on Catheter care, Wound care, Bowel program, Physical Therapy, Hoyer Lift & Sling, Nutrition & Special diet. I also have extensive knowledge of Diabetes and Epilepsy. I hold a Certificate for Mental Health First Aid.

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
  • 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

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

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

Aurora Mental Health Center

Jan 2019 - Jan 2023
Aurora, CO
Jan 2019 - Jan 2023

Personal Care Attendant (State Medicaid Program)

Sep 2021 - Apr 2022
CDASS
Personal care for Quadriplegic. Required use of sling & Hoyer lift for transfers to powerchair/showerchair, repositioning, bowel program, skin checks, Special diet, medication management, catheter care, check vitals, driving to appointments in accessible van.
Sep 2021 - Apr 2022

Caregiver/HHA/Hospice care

Dec 2020 - Oct 2021
Comforcare Home Care
Provide mobility assistance, all ADL'S. Nutritious meal preparation, transportation to medical appointments, shopping or fun day outings. Personal care, grooming/ bathing, therapy assistance, light housekeeping, dedicated day to day care.
Dec 2020 - Oct 2021

Caregiver

Apr 2020 - Dec 2020
Goldleaf Home Health
Assist with ADL'S, mobility assistance, grooming/bathing. Personal care, Hospicee care,Transport to appointments. Shopping, meal planning and preparation. Housekeeping, laundry.
Apr 2020 - Dec 2020

Ranch Liason

Apr 2017 - Aug 2020
Big Iron Ranch
Assisted with Equine Therapy, boarding of livestock, assist with Veterinarian and Farriers. Feed and medications to livestock. Upkeep of facilities.
Apr 2017 - Aug 2020

McKendree University

Jan 1979 - Jan 1982
Lebanon, IL
Jan 1979 - Jan 1982

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Arleta J.
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Karen is an excellent caregiver!!
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