Andrea M.

$12.00 / hr

Frostproof, FL

About Andrea

My initial interest in caregiving began when I started caring for my Grandmother who was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 1987. I saw the difference it made in her life to have someone available and willing to help her with the things that most of us are able to take care of ourselves. We take for granted every day that we are healthy and able to perform these tasks. It is a blessing to have someone who is available to help us with these things when we are no longer able to do them. In my time as a caregiver, I feel that I have seen and helped with everything from the most basic needs to the most complex. There isn't much that scares me. I am easily able to let difficulties with even the most challenging clients slide right off my back. I have thick skin and I am not easily offended. When I accepted the position with Visiting Angels (my correct employer) back in 2011, not only was I able to supervise a crew of approximately 65 caregivers but I had the opportunity to occasionally assist with filling in for those caregivers in the event of an emergency. Since moving here to Florida in late 2015 I have not had the opportunity to work directly with clients since my work now is mostly computer and phone related supervisory duties, remotely from home. I miss the hands on care and the one on one relationships that are formed when caregiving. I am very interested in helping to supplement my income while making a difference in someone else's life.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

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

Job Interests

  • Part Time

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
  • Blood Disorders
  • 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
  • Tracheotomy / Ventilation
  • Vision and Eye Disorders
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

Supervisor

Dec 2011 - Present
Visiting Angels Senior Care
I currently am employed by Visiting Angels through the Greenville, SC office. We moved to Florida in Dec of 2015 and my boss in SC insisted that I take my job with me. I am set up to work remotely from home and carry on all related functions such as scheduling, customer care and supervising the caregivers that are out in the field working with our clients. Because of my full time job with Visiting Angels I am only available to work from 11am-4:30pm Monday through Friday. I go on call for Visiting Angels each weekday when they close at 5pm and I stay on call until they reopen at 8am the next morning. I am on call every Friday's from 5pm until they reopen on Monday morning at 8am and I am responsible for being on call most major holidays when the office is closed. I miss the hands on side of care and would like to supplement my income by helping someone in the Frostproof area, if assistance is needed during the hours that I am available.
Dec 2011 - Present

Greenville Technical College

Jan 2011 - Jan 2013
Greenville, SC
Jan 2011 - Jan 2013

Daycare Teacher

Jan 2009 - Dec 2011
Classy Kids Child Development
I worked as a daycare teacher for children ages 2-3 years old. I was responsible for taking care of them during the day while their parents worked. I had a very structured curriculum set up in advance to enrich their creativity. We were constantly doing art projects, going over letters and numbers and learning new age appropriate songs and dances. I enjoyed my time with the children but decided to pursue a better paying job and left the center to go to Visiting Angels.
Jan 2009 - Dec 2011

Homemaker and Mother

Apr 1997 - Dec 2008
Self employed
During the years from 1997 to 2008 I performed the most important job I felt that I would ever have. This was to be a hands on, stay at home Mom to my only child, Nash. I was not willing to miss anything in his life and I didn't thanks to careful planning and a hard working husband who helped make it possible!
Apr 1997 - Dec 2008

CNA/Traveling Caregiver

Feb 1989 - Apr 1997
Home Health and Hospice Care
I traveled to clients homes and performed any duties that they needed assistance with such as bathing, personal care, nail care, hair care, skin care, rolling hair, makeup for the women if desired, medication reminders, transportation to appointments, meal preparation, light housekeeping, pet care, feeding assistance, brief changes, total in bed care, transfers, catheter care, running errands, shopping etc.
Feb 1989 - Apr 1997

Lenoir Community College

Jan 1988 - Jan 1989
Kinston, NC
Jan 1988 - Jan 1989

South Lenoir High School

Jan 1985 - Jan 1988
Deep Run, NC
Jan 1985 - Jan 1988
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