Hello Sarah MacKay, here! Thank-you so much for your time and interest. I have been caregiving for over 20 years. I'm a licensed CNA2. I've done many years of in-home caregiving and I've also worked within the Hospital Systems in Portland, Or. I've worked with Elders, Cancer Patients, Surgery Aftercare, Transplant Patients (OHSU) and Hospice (Legacy). I also spent years being a Birth & Postpartum Doula within my small business Sweet Mama Care starting in 1996.
I've been working full-time with the dying since 2009. I've worn many different End Of Life hats over the years. I've supported people professionally as a PCA, Hospice Home Health Aide, Hospice Volunteer, CNA, CNA2, Personal Care Manager, Team Lead on EOL cases, an EOL Doula, Vigil Participant, Death With Dignity Passages Participant, Hospice HHA Trainer and EOL Choices Resource Coordinator.
Please feel free to check out two websites I've created in 2019 so that My People can find me quicker and I can get them connected to the resources they desire.
End Of Life Care Giving, LLC: www.eolcg.com
Resource Website: www.death-n-dying.com
I will be creating an additional website for more traditional long-term clientele. I take on clients needing long-term care in special cases. I'll be specifically highlighting two demographics there: the Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant Recovery work I do and The Queen Bee's (little old ladies 85+) that I absolutely love and adore.
I have over 28 years of caregiving experience and a heart for others. Especially those that reach a place in life, where care becomes needed. Part of my overall caregiving experience includes: Handicapped care, dementia care & memory challenged clients. Medication assistance & reminders and helping with all sorts of mobility needs. I am also individually focused on monitoring clients needs, and/or changes, along with companionship. I can provide personal transportation and assistance to activities and appointments, including doctor appointments, as well as pre & post-op surgery care. I offer experienced caregiving in all aspects of life and I truly enjoy working alongside families and my clients for all the different reasons care becomes needed. I love to laugh and also help my clients laugh, smile and enjoy their lives, no matter what phase of life they may be in. Making others comfortable and at ease with every person and their families are of utmost importance to me, as each are very unique and special.
I am organized, detail oriented, a multi-tasker, prompt, trustworthy, creative, dependable and also a non smoker.
My goals will always be, seeing those I care for and their families quality of life improved, stress relieved and working with individuals and their family's to make that happen.
Thank you for considering me,
Lysa I have an extensive background in the Medical Field, I also have been working as an HCW/PSW, home care worker and personal service worker. PSW has been with Independent NW with Ms. Dana Gardner and HCW through Aging and Disability I wear many hats throughout my work experiences.
I have taken the following training, Grief & Loss, End of Life Care, Working Together with clients, employers, coworkers, internal & external customers within a diverse community, Respiratory Care, Oxygen to Ventilators, Heart Healthy, Medication Safety, Substance Abuse Awareness, Preventing Disease Transmission, Durable Medical Equipment, Diversity Awareness, Working with Challenging Behaviors, Diversity Awareness Challenges Facing LGBT Teens/Adults.
Keeping it Professional Blindness & Low Vision, Bathing & Grooming, Dementia & Alzheimer's (D-A), Diabetes by the Number, Everyone Communicates, Money-wise, Nutrition Basics, Protect Against Sprains & Strains, Stress Management and Relaxation Techniques, Taking Responsibility in Personal Safety, Adult/Child/Infant CPR & AED Certification, Health Care Provider (BLS) + First Aid certificate #1434572676424011.
Cover letter & resume available