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Kathleen S.

Kathleen S.

$15.00 / hr

Wahiawa, HI

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About Kathleen

I love helping people, and especially acute care or palliative care. I have taken care of clients after cervical fusions, knee replacements, leg surgeries. I have stayed in-hospital with clients, checked their medication records and insured proper dosages and times, assisted with physical therapy, and acted as a liaison between medical staff and family. My strongest traits are reliability, patience, kindness, problem-solving, and client-centered actions that keep the client as independent as possible. I have a great sense of humor. I also have extensive experience in palliative and hospice care, including administration of TPN. The journey to our next destination can take many paths, but it can be a positive journey of discovery. Providing support for the loved ones of the client is as important as client care. In many ways, I have always been a caregiver. I am the oldest of seven children, so it comes naturally to me. I assisted my grandfather, both grandmothers, my mother, mother-in-law at the time, and my father in their dying process. My first job was as a CNA at a nursing home when I was 16. I fell in love with taking care of people while in the medical field, and that hasn't changed in all these years. Whether it be living as independently as possible or dying with dignity, I feel compelled to help people through this process. I was a Red Cross instructor for many years, including teaching the 64-hour First Responder course to Department of Transportation employees. I thoroughly love teaching others how to help people, whether it be a crisis situation, or simple first aid. I am passionate about caregiving, and compassionate in my approach to those in need.

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

  • Cancer Recovery
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • COPD
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Home Health Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Palliative Care
  • Post Surgery Recovery
  • Skin Disorders
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Experience & Education

John F. Kennedy University

Jan 2003 - Present
Concord, CA
Jan 2003 - Present

Post-surgical Caregiver

Apr 2011 - Jan 2016
David Roddy
Former nursing student...medication management; post-surgical nursing care, including wound care; liason between physicians, nurses, and family; double-check MARS; physical therapy assistance; bed transfers with board; transfers from bed to wheelchair and wheelchair to shower; rash control; personal hygiene; meal/special meal preparation; escort to doctors; ensure compliance with doctor's orders.
Apr 2011 - Jan 2016

Texas Woman's University

Jan 1996 - Jan 1997
Denton, TX
Jan 1996 - Jan 1997
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