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Sonja G.

Sonja G.

$17.00 / hr

Acworth, GA

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About Sonja

I believe in delivering quality of life for seniors and clients of any age! Showing compassion through sincere listening and being present for the clients I care for is a top priority. Through home visits with various agencies, live-in care, and working with an Assisted Living Center my combined services to the elderly have helped me thrive in the industry of caring. In the realm of younger folks, I drove a school bus for years and taught home schooled children including my own. I taught a class on self-empowerment based on the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series too. The classes I taught were an eye-opener and perhaps opened the door to a new way of viewing life. The life experiences I've had with Seniors who have become family to me and ultimately my friends has given me much more than I could have possibly conceived of giving to them! I found that with kids, being present and seeing the beautiful gifts they have inside always brought those gifts out with the acknowledgement. The services I've provided are most assuredly a soul's calling! Senior care and working with younger folks has been a perfect fit with my desire to make a difference with others, and the kind of career I totally enjoy! I have a knack for understanding human nature and the needs of the heart and naturally, I learned this through my own life experiences. We all are truly one when it comes to matters of the heart and what this life means! Applying the knowledge of our oneness is what the care of others is all about. I'm seeing my own reflection in the hearts of those that I serve in this type of work. From that seeing, I give the best of who I am to others! Importantlly too is the fact that I am CPR and First Aid Certified and have over 20 years experience caring for Seniors.

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
  • 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
  • COPD
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

Freelance Writer/Singer/Actress

Jan 2012 - Jul 2016
Wordgigs,Purecontent,Outpost Opry Show,Talent Network Atlanta
I'm a professional singer/songwriter, freelance writer and actress with an agent. I wear many hats! I have worked for seniors longer than I've done the current work in music and acting but also have well over 10 years writing experience. These lines of work are wonderful and are also inconsistent with income! My bills are very consistent however! LOL
Jan 2012 - Jul 2016

Caregiver

Jan 2015 - Jul 2016
Carespotter
I am on the books currently for this job. As of yet, there is not an available opportunity. I have been interviewed not only by the company, but also by a prospective family who had already hired someone BEFORE I applied. They have expressed a desire for me to work for them in the future.
Jan 2015 - Jul 2016

Caregiver

May 2016 - Jul 2016
Feather
I was honored to care for a woman in the fourth stage of breast cancer. From taking care of all of her needs in her home, to later at the hospital and then lastly in hospice care where she died a couple of weeks ago. Her family put in such a good word about me with Feather from that experience that I was nominated top caregiver for the company. I attended her funeral and also worked with family members as they came in to see her before she passed. This was truly a blessing for me and as sad as it was, I would not have traded the experience of being there for her up to her last days.
May 2016 - Jul 2016

Interviewer for Publishing Company

Jan 2011 - Jan 2015
Simons Group/So Far Publishing
Interviewer for publishing company for clients (mainly seniors) with a terminal life illness diagnosis. Interviews were published in a book to inspire others from what the clients' life lessons taught them at the end stages of their lives.
Jan 2011 - Jan 2015

Concierge for Seniors

Jan 2010 - Jan 2013
Merrill Gardens of Dunwoody Assisted Living Center
Provided sincere, personable service to seniors for a myriad of needs in an assisted living community, and loved it! From valet service of the community bus, van and car to doctor's visits, appointments, and outings to petting sitting and party planning, I did it all!
Jan 2010 - Jan 2013

Personal Banker

Jan 2008 - Jan 2010
Suntrust Bank
Intense one-on-one customer service. Opened accounts, made loans, balanced bank vault, moneoy wire transfers, lead teller duties, trained other employees, met sales goals.
Jan 2008 - Jan 2010

Caregiver/Nanny

Jan 2007 - Dec 2007
Family Care Connection-Nashville, TN
Cared for Seniors for their activities of daily living and beyond that worked with a gentleman who had leukemia as well. Worked as a nanny for several families and cared for their young; from babies to older teenagers.
Jan 2007 - Dec 2007

Caregiver

Jan 2005 - Jan 2007
Visiting Angels
Did live-in care for a 95 year old man 4 days out of 7 each week. Took care of everything within the realm of all activities of daily living.
Jan 2005 - Jan 2007

Caregiver

Jan 2002 - Jan 2005
Home Care Assistance
Worked doing in home care for various different seniors and did all work within the realm of activities of their daily living.
Jan 2002 - Jan 2005

Caregiver

Jan 2002 - Jan 2005
Senior Home Companions
Worked doing in home care for various different seniors and did all work within the realm of activities of their daily living.
Jan 2002 - Jan 2005

Louisiana State University

Jan 1988 - Jan 1990
Jan 1988 - Jan 1990
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