I am 48 years old and have the ability to provide daily/weekend care. I am a gregarious, patient and an easy going individual. I have always been drawn to service to others. I started services 28 years ago with the elderly, home bound and in
facilities. I later became a foster parent to high behavioral multiple diagnosis' teen girls and was
quite successful with the children I had.
Afterwards, I became a case manager overseeing
children in foster care and working directly with the biological parents in order to complete the needed changes on the plan of care to return the children.
During this time, I also worked with hoarders and was successful with these individuals. When the agency I was working for closed, I went to work as a Director of a residential and day service facility for adults with disabilities. Due to the owners of this facility not being in state, the license was not renewed and the company closed.
Continuing, I worked as a live in care coordinator for an adult until my services were no longer needed. I believe that the need to be needed is great within me. I care and communicate well in regards to all my clients and do whatever I can to give them the quality of life that they need and deserve. I take care of my client and their home. I make doctor's appointments, follow through with the family after those appointments, grocery shopping, medication set up and distribute, personal care, meals, all things that your family member may need and you know that I will take care of these things and take them off of your plate.
Over the last few years I have worked with several clients who had hip surgery or hip replacement. Through consistency and continuity of care, those clients were able to make full recoveries, good success with physical therapy and able to move forward with life while remaining in their home.
If desired, I do have references available. I have a combined experience of more than 24 years. I have significant experience working in hospital , nursing homes and Rehabilitation centers. I have served as a caregiver , patient advocate, also has worked in physical therapy dept. I am caring , courteous in nature , committed to care , and eager to help. I can help with a wide range of activities including , companionship , meal planning preparation and clean up , housekeeping , laundry , medication reminders , errands , shopping , as well as escort to and from appointments and events, assist with mobilization and personal care needs if required. CPR certifield and listed on Missouri Family Registry. Hi! I am Laqueda Conners a 34 year Caregiver of 17 years & I ABSOLUTELY LOVE caring for the elderly!! Providing care, compassion, & companionship is my PASSION!! I believe that security should be provided both physically & emotionally at all times when in a client's home.
My range of experience yields caring for: Hospice, Blindness, Parkinson's Disease, Mental Illness, Catheter Care, Dementia, Alzheimer's, Wound Care, Personal Bathing & Grooming, Transfers, Light House Work, Cooking, Errands, Transportation & much more! This is not just a occupation for me...it's a CALLING!! Having a HEART for the elderly is ESSENTIAL to be EFFECTIVE, EFFICIENT, & ENGAGING!!