Erica S.

$18.00 / hr

New Haven, CT

About Erica

Hello and Welcome to my profile! I'm Erica Sims. I currently reside in the New Haven, CT area. I enjoy meditation, reading, writing, yoga, pilates, and finding new things to learn. I love being able to help the senior women in my community get the best quality care at home. I'm reliable, dependable, and compassionate towards the people I serve. My mother passed away suddenly back in 2007. I never got to say goodbye or even go through a sick process. I had no idea she was even ill from a heart condition. My dad passed 4 years later from lung cancer. He was stubborn and didn't like that fact he needed help. Since I wasn't able to help my parents I found peace in helping other people's love ones get the help that they need. I know most people have families of their own to look after and can't provide the daily care that their ailing love ones need. I would like to help with that. What I enjoy most about being a caregiver is hearing my clients response to the question 'What are you grateful for today?' and their answer is You. I love knowing that I am taking care of them emotionally, mentally, as well as their physical needs. They trust the safe, caring, and compassionate environment I create. I've obtained Dementia Care, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease & Home Health Aide Certificate. In May 2019, I became certified as a Health & Life Coach with advanced skills in Heart Disease, Weight loss & Diabetes. So I can broaden my skills to better help my clients. If you would like to talk to me, please feel free to leave me a message and I will get back to you right away. Look forward to hearing from you soon. Have a blessed day!

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

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

Job Interests

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Short Term
  • Overnight
  • 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
  • COPD
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

Home Health Aide

Apr 2017 - Present
Seniorbridge Family
My job duties consists of the following; Bathing, grooming, hygiene, toileting, meal preparation, medication reminders, transportation to and from doctors appointments/family outings/senior center activities, shopping food/supplies/clothing, documentation of daily activities and doctor's notes, appointment scheduling, lite housekeeping, and laundry.
Apr 2017 - Present

Health Coach Institute

Jan 2018 - Jan 2019
Boise, ID
Jan 2018 - Jan 2019

Personal Care Assistant

Jun 2015 - Feb 2017
LifeLine Nursing LLC
Provided care for elderly clients in their homes Bathing/personal care/grooming Oral care Toileting/bowel and bladder care Assist with ambulation/mobility/transferring Monitor skin condition Skin care treatment Passive and Active Range of Motion Exercises Diet monitoring/meal preparation/education Medication reminder/cueing Laundry Light housework Make bed Socialization Accompany to medical appointments/other locations Turning/positioning and transferring
Jun 2015 - Feb 2017

Personal Care Assistant

Apr 2016 - Feb 2017
Companions & Homemakers
Assist w/Bathing Assist w/Dressing Assist w/Toileting Assist w/ Grooming Assist w/Ambulation Assist w/Transferring Assist w/Communication Supervise Activities Escort to Appointments Reminder for Medications Meal preparation Housekeeping cleaning, vacuum, dust, mop Bathroom/Kitchen/ Clean appliances Laundry/Change linens/Ironing
Apr 2016 - Feb 2017

Everest University Online

Jan 2008 - Jan 2010
Jan 2008 - Jan 2010
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