Karen F.

$12.00 / hr

First I love helping people who are unable to help themselves; especially the elderly, because they have a depth.of knowledge, wisdom and history; and most times can be a lot of fun, especially when rehashing memories. These are the moments I can accompany them to places and times that draws them out from loneliness and sadness, and from my experiences, it is a great place to visit with those who have been there. A family member of one of my clients, once asked me why I put up with her parent's crankiness. I told her, I try to be tolerant and caring because I would want my mom and grandma to be tre ated the same way. We only have one life to live, and not very long to live it, so it's important to me to live it well, by giving my best to everyone I meet, regardless of how they receive it. ... more

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Patient Care/Companion

Fred & Kay Ritter

Dec 2000 - Dec 2008

Mr Ritter was initially the patient; to whom I administered total care. He suffered from debilitating arthritis in his back. He eventually had a stroke and was placed in a nursing home hospice care until his passing. I remained his wife's companion until she also passed. During the eight years with them, their children allowed me to undertake total management: of the home: interior and exterior.

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Home Health Aide

Nursing Agency

Dec 1987 - Dec 1992

Personal care to HIV patients. Accompanied them to their medical appointments. Meal preparation. Sat with them while hospitalized. Comforted them during the absence of family they passed.

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