Gail C.

$20.00 / hr

Fort Myers, FL

About Gail

As a state certified CNA, I personally provide a health care service that makes a real difference to a client, as well as their families and other members of a care-giving team. Included in the services are: personal care, meal preparation, meds, housekeeping, errands, shopping, escorted doctor appointments, barber shop, hair dresser, etc. . .. . .. . .. . . Coping with Alzheimer's/Dementia? I specialize in cognitive challenges. Rehabilitation, quadriplegic, paraplegic injuries/ disorders, Parkinson's, cancer, cerebral palsy, colostomy care, wound vac care, hospice, Hoyer lifts, safe food preparation, bed making, transfers and range of motion. Patient rights are my specialty. I provide a support service to enhance the quality of life of my clients. Utilizing a broad base of professional knowledge, my role is to develop and deliver flexible, effective and efficient services. I am committed to building credibility of excellence. I strive to be the premier provider and am noted for innovation, commitment and dedication. I provide an atmosphere where all individuals have the skills and opportunities to achieve their aspirations. My aim is to create an atmosphere where dignity, respect and equality are a common place. Where all individuals can reach their maximum potential through flexibility, continuous self-examination and knowledge of current and effective practices.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

  • Bathing
  • Dressing & Grooming
  • Toileting
  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Prep
  • Groceries & Shopping
  • Transferring & Mobility
  • Transportation
  • Housekeeping
  • Companionship

Job Interests

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Overnight

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
  • Cancer Recovery
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • Diabetes
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hospice Care
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Orthopedic Care
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Post Surgery Recovery
  • Renal and Urological Disorders
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

Private CNA

Jan 2012 - Jan 2013
Ed & charlotte
Char was 93 and in & out of Hospital, Ed was 94 and did everything, still drove, Except I would not drive with him!! Char had a pacemaker, low blood pressure & very low wieght, what a pistol she was, kept you laughing even when you were home away from her, Char ended up with hospice coming to the house, because ed would not have it any other way!! 69 yrs of marriage!! What a hoot!!!!Char passed away in march of this yr. and ed went to his daughters in Colorado I took a few months break and visited my kids & grandbaby
Jan 2012 - Jan 2013

Privat CNA

Jan 2012 - Jan 2013
Lauree
Lauree is a 42 yr old stroke victim, when she was 36. When lauree's family called me and offered me the Job it was like I was meant to be there, This is where i needed to be at this moment in my life, and they feel the same, I work with Lauree only 3 days a week & 4 to 5 HRs a day , but they are very flexable with what ever I need & want. So it would not be a problem for another Job or even nights, as Lauree lives with in 10 miles of my house, She is very capable of doing a lot for her self, I do exercises with her, doc appointments and I make them myself, so I am in control of times She is wonderful, and I need to be in her life and she needs to be in mine, I know that there is a big lesson to learn from her, Some how some way, I have turned down three full time day jobs to take care of her, just because i know she needs someone like me in her life. I am right where I am suppose to be at this time.
Jan 2012 - Jan 2013

Private CNA

Jan 2011 - Jan 2012
Alma
I worked for Alma for 1/12 yrs she was a COPD patient, heart patient, Diabetic, Alma always went to the hospital a lot with Bladder infections, or lung infections, and her care takers went with her, So a lot of my Job there was keeping her comfortable, in Hospital, Playing games to keep her active, i sometimes did the night shift, sometimes the day shift, When at home it was meds, go get her dinner from down stairs, she lived in a Highrise assisted living, Great job, great women, Alma went to Hospice house and passed away on the first night there on my shift, I called family and waited for them, helped gather Alma's things ansaid our goodbyes.
Jan 2011 - Jan 2012

Private CNA

Jan 2010 - Jan 2011
Polly
Sweet, sweet polly, She had a colostomy bag, and colon cancer, had to coax her to eat, meds & ended up on Hospice, I did 12 hr day shifts with her, We worked with Hospice here in Florida, made sure she was comfortable and kept company. She was the great little lady, cooked, cleaned Hospice care, Colostomy care
Jan 2010 - Jan 2011

Private CNA

Jan 2009 - Jan 2010
samuel
I went out to dinner almost every night, Sam was a country club man, Loved to be out all the time, He was from canada, came here 6 months out of the year for medical problems, sam had a heart problem, was a diebetic, and Had a wound that required a wound vac, after getting home from the night on the town I would take care of all this, sam did not like to be alone at night, so i stayed with him from 4 pm till 6 am 5 days a week, i would put him to bed and was just there if he needd anything in the night, i was aloud to sleep on the job on the couch, where i could here him if he needed me, He would go Back and forth to canada But still pay me while he was gone, Sam passed away in 2010, A man dearly loved & missed
Jan 2009 - Jan 2010

Private CNA

Jan 2007 - Jan 2009
Paul
This is the family that i stayed with, Elderly gentleman with dementia, Wife passed away a few days after i started, Paul was a great guy to be with, a lot of fun, Cooked clean, Meds, took to family functions, shopped totally ran the house, I did 12 hr shifts, Paul fell one night broke a hip and I was moving so family decided to put him in long term care, Paul & his family were the most wonderful People I have ever worked for in my life
Jan 2007 - Jan 2009

Private CNA

Jan 1991 - Jan 2007
Eldercare of northern Colorado
I started for this company in 1991 while I wa on a private job, The family needed more help for my MS Client than I was able to give, so they hired an agency also. I became a private CNA for this agency and worked for them on about 250- 300 cases over the years.I worked with a very variety of different client, I have experience in just about every aspect of home care I can think about, I specialize in Alzhiemers / Dementia. I have had stroke victims, Parkinsons disease, MS Heart patients, diabetics, Colostomy care, tube feeding and tracheotomy care, I also specialize in hospice care, I have done that too many times it's Part of life!I worked for this company 1991- 2007 they are no longer in Business, They sold to someone and ran the company into the ground and disappeared with our pay checks and sad to say the clients money too. I do have a person who can verify my work there as she was with them a long time. The family that i was with at the end kept me on for 2 yrs Private, then I moved to florida
Jan 1991 - Jan 2007

front range community college

Feb 1984 - Apr 1984
Feb 1984 - Apr 1984
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