Deanna R.

$15.00 / hr

Fort Myers, FL

About Deanna

I became a caregiver to make a positive difference in the lives of our sick and elderly. I want to help each individual live their life to the fullest. Nobody should be alone or should have to be scared. I have a huge heart and caregiver was the way I could utilize my experience and caring to the max. I love when I can make life easier for my client and my favorite part is when I can make them smile and feel at ease with being cared for. I have had many a client tell me that they don't feel right with others caring for them. Then when I have cared for them, they become more comfortable with their life situation and are more at ease, thus being able to live their life better and with zest again. Basically I love giving the elderly and sick the zest for life back. I worked for a client that had Alzheimer and a colostomy bag. She was from Barbados, where the individuals are proud and very independent. She would allow NOBODY, not even her own children, to help with her colostomy. She would get confused and try to use things like crayons as a bandage and would bleed all over. She was also very paranoid. She would not accept help with showers. But after only two weeks of working with her, she fully gave me her trust and allowed me to change her bags and shower her. She felt at ease an safe with me and it gave her more of a sense of peace. My proud achievement is that I got her to trust in someone and let her guard down enough to be able to accept the help she so desperately n

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

  • Bathing
  • Dressing & Grooming
  • Toileting
  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Prep
  • Groceries & Shopping
  • Transferring & Mobility
  • 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
    • Cancer Recovery
    • Cardiovascular Disorders
    • Diabetes
    • Hospice Care
    • Neurological Disorders
    • Orthopedic Care
    • Respiratory Disorders
    • Skin Disorders
    • Stroke
    • Senior Care
    • Elder Care
    • Home Care

    Languages

    • English

    Experience & Education

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