bingDee G. | Professional Caregiver in Naples, FL | CareLinx
Dee G.

Dee G.

$15.00 / hr

Naples, FL

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About Dee

My life has been devoted to caregiving as a wife, mother & career Travel Agent...the past 10 years my husband has exhibited signs of dementia & now I am trying to become more knowledgeable by reading, attending seminars & attending meetings at the Alzheimers support group. First, it has been my concern as to the degree of care is needed & how to understand the behaviour patterns & the stage of developement. Additionally I am learning my role & my needs to maintain my mental & physical strength. It has become clear to me that it's critical to keep motivated & create activities for both of us for a stimulating & fulfilling life. Recently I realized my husband was depending far too much on television, particularly depressing news programs & it was affecting him plus he dozed off for long periods of time & without any initiative. It occurred to me he was needing to paint again as he had always been an artist but without an easel not possible. On Valentine's day we bought an easel & he returned to an oil painting of a reproduction of a John Singer Sargent he had begun over a year ago...it changed everything. He has revived & is enthusiastic & anxiouslu awaits the time he can work on the painting. He's already planning a next project & his spirit is transformed. Previously he never offered to help with chores & was content to stay seated on the sofa waiting to be waited upon but now he sets the table, clears the dishes & has an interest in our preparations. There is stil

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

  • 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

    • Alzheimer's Disease
    • Orthopedic Care
    • Post Surgery Recovery
    • Senior Care
    • Elder Care
    • Home Care

    Languages

    • French
    • Italian

    Experience & Education

    ebay account manager

    May 2007 - Mar 2015
    Self Employed
    Researching, creating a clear & knowledgable description of an item & maintaining customer contact, providing postal shipping & follow-up...while assisting in the caregiving of my husband
    May 2007 - Mar 2015

    Leisure Travel Consultant

    May 2003 - May 2005
    CI Travel
    Counselled clients on travel arrangements specializing in European Travel Independent Travel
    May 2003 - May 2005

    Leisure Travel Consultant

    May 2001 - May 2003
    Neapolitan Travel
    Designed & Counseled for leisure travel for a prestigious agency in Naples - worked with up-scale clientele
    May 2001 - May 2003

    Travel Agent

    May 1998 - May 2001
    Dillards Travel
    All manner of travel for a diverse clientele
    May 1998 - May 2001

    University California Northridge

    Sep 1973 - Jun 1976
    Sep 1973 - Jun 1976
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