I have experience as an in home companion caregiver in memory care as well as end of life care. I find caregiving to be a very meaningful and fulfilling way to help others. I know how much of a difference it makes for families to have extra support when they need it. I enjoy working with both men and women. I look forward to the opportunity to assist with your loved one.
I offer companion care and personal assistance with daily routine including:
Memory care, supplements and medications, meal prep, light cleaning,
Grocery shopping, errands, transportation to appointments,
Testing blood sugar, exercise, activities
I am now available for caregiving in the Santa Maria area as of Saturday, Sept. 8th, 2018.
I am currently a special needs educator who works with students and individuals with special needs; autism, behavior disorders, learning disabilities. I have many years experience in working with individuals in home settings, as well as, school settings, assisting them with daily living skills, adaptive daily skills, behavioral modifications, community based instruction and mobility.
I been involved with athletics, competing at Cal Poly in the decathlon. I enjoy working out and stay quite active on a daily basis. I also coach football, track and field, as well as, being a personal trainer for many athletes.
I enjoy helping other people improve their quality of life and to become as independent as possible. I have been able to help many people improve their self-efficacy and quality of life. I have been a CNA for 12 years! I've worked in Skilled Nursing facility. I Adapt well to any setting, have a positive outlook any situations, enjoy being out doors, great communication skills, I enjoy being CNA seeing how can make a difference in someone's life and know my help is making one feel better, I have experience in Alzheimer's,dementia, transfers monitoring vitals, training in pre an post surgeries, hospice training and assisting with feeding companionship . received the presidential award at my job in September 2017 from management for my "great attitude and grooming care of patients participating in walking, documentation and employment history ". When I was a teenager, my grandmother needed extra care and my mother didn't always have time to do everything necessary, so I stepped in and shared in the care of my grandmother. She always told me that I would make a great care giver and that I could bring joy to alot of people due to my compassionate personality. Also, when my late husband had Leukemia, I cared for him in all facets of the care, including bathing, feeding, helping in the bathroom, etc., until he died 2 years ago. I also cared for my best friend, til she died from heart failure a few years ago. I believe that these experiences have solidified my ability and desire to help others, even if it is simply in the capacity of companion. **About my fee; my fee ranges any where between 13.00 per hour to 15.00 per hour depending on the case, the work involved and the time of day. For over nites and live-ins, I am willing to quote a flat fee to save you money.