Kathleen O.

$20.00 / hr

Leesburg, FL

About Kathleen

Hi, my name is Katie and I have been a caregiver for over 20 yrs. There has never been a time in all those yrs that I wished for a different job. I do my very best to accommodate all my clients in my care, especially the ones that still live at home, because seniors tend to do better in their own environment with one on one help. I encourage daily activities, including light exercise if allowed, along with walks and any social activities they want to attend. I am a firm believer in that if we keep our minds and bodies as active as allowed in life we don't have time to think about all the aches and pains. My mother is a good example of just that, staying busy at 87 and she has numerous health issues. I feel what makes me a good caregiver is that, I let my clients know that they can always call me anytime and if I am free and they need something or just need someone to talk to I will be there them. My biggest accomplishment in life was receiving my 4 year Bachelor's degree in Nursing at the age of 50. In all my years of going to school, which I did not do good in, I never thought it would have been possible especially with my grades. I started with courses like medical terminology and recieved all A'S, the feeling inside of me that I could get all A's was so fantastic that I keep going and didn't stop until I received my Nursing degree. But, when all was said and done it turns out that being a caregiver has given me more satisfaction in helping people than being a nurse could ever do for me including making me a better person and caregiver. I will always try to make my clients happy, comfortable and respect their wishes. I treat each and every client the same as I would expect my parents to be treated, with kindness, compassion, understanding, patience and most of all being respectful. I hope I have the opportunity to help your loved one, or yourself in all your care needs. kathyotolle@gmail.com

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

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

Job Interests

  • Part Time
  • Short Term
  • Overnight
  • Weekend Live-In
  • 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

  • ALS
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer Recovery
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • COPD
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Hearing Disorders
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Home Health Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Orthopedic Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Vision and Eye Disorders
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

Caregiver/Med Tech

Apr 2015 - Present
Heidi's Haven
I work 24hr shift providing care to 6 residents with various impairments. Cook 3 meals a day with snacks in between meals. Provide bathing, dressing, colostomy care, memory care, activities for 2 hrs everyday, exercise and medication reminders and administration if Documentation done on every shift for each resident.
Apr 2015 - Present

Caregiver

Jun 2014 - Apr 2015
Brookdale Assisted Living and Memory Care
Duties included; all basic care needs like bathing , grooming, cleaning nails, making sure residents get to daily activities and encourage to participe, escorting to dining area for all meals and assist with feeding if necessary. I was also responsible for bowel and bladder training every 2 hrs.
Jun 2014 - Apr 2015

Bus person

Apr 2013 - Jan 2014
Riccaridi's Italain Table Rest.
I bused tables and assisted wait staff with whatever help they need at the time.
Apr 2013 - Jan 2014

University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth

Jan 1999 - Jan 2005
North Dartmouth, MA
Jan 1999 - Jan 2005
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