April L R.

$20.00 / hr

Maynard, MA

About April L

Becoming a caregiver grew from my personal experience of caring for my grandfather. My grandfather built his home with his own hands and all he wanted was to live out his life in it. Watching him become less capable to care for himself and his house quickly became the driving force behind my overpowering desire to help seniors stay in their homes. Think of me like a multi tasking personal life assistant! What is that you ask? Well...... not only can I provide assistance with daily living tasks, but I can also assist with all aspects of household management. I can accompany you to appointments, be an advocate by your side, a voice for you, or just help you by listening and taking notes. I can help you run errands, food shop & track and manage household management tasks like maintenance & repairs. One day I may be fixing the dishwasher, the next day I'm correlating all your upcoming medical appointments and family visits. I believe that our age should not dominate our lives, how old we are does not determine who we are. I will do anything I can to help someone continue living in their home, because I believe if that's what they wish, then they deserve a chance. Aging in place is a realistic and viable option that we should always consider.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

  • Dressing & Grooming
  • Toileting
  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Prep
  • Groceries & Shopping
  • Transferring & Mobility
  • Exercise
  • Transportation
  • Housekeeping
  • Companionship

Job Interests

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Short Term
  • Overnight
  • Weekend Live-In

Caregivers that work non-full-time jobs or irregular shifts can negotiate extra compensation in addition to their standard hourly wage.

Skills & Expertise

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • COPD
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Home Health Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Orthopedic Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Post Surgery Recovery
  • Renal and Urological Disorders
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Skin Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Vision and Eye Disorders
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

Middlesex Community College - Bedford

Jan 2011 - Present
Bedford, MA
Jan 2011 - Present

Mt. Ida College

Jan 1999 - Present
Newton, MA
Jan 1999 - Present

Personal Care/ Household Management

Jan 2014 - Present
Ann Martin
Mrs. Martin is living independently in her home. In 2014 I was referred to Mrs. & Mr. Martin by a hospice nurse who at the time had been Mr. Martin's visiting nurse. Alongside Mrs. Martin I helped care for her husband who suffered from Parkinson's disease up until when he sadly passed June 2016. As well with any other tasks and errands they needed done. Since Mr. Martin passed I've become Mrs. Martin's care partner. On a daily basis I assist Mrs. Martin will any duties related to maintaining her home. I also take Mrs. Martin grocery shopping and out to run all her other errands. I manage her prescription refills and assist with managing her weekly pill box. I help make all medical appointments, I accompany her to her appointments and act as her advocate during appointments. This is important as Mrs. Martin is living with dementia, I make sure she understands the doctors and gets her questions answered etc.
Jan 2014 - Present

In home caregiver

Apr 2018 - Present
V. W.
My client suffered a stroke in 2018. Shortly after her daughter reached out to me for caregiving help. I assisted with ADL's and with every aspect of her stroke recovery including but not limited to at home therapies (speech; OT; PT. My client then suffered a broken pelvis not long after her stroke.
Apr 2018 - Present

Assistant

Apr 2014 - Apr 2017
Ann Martin
Copied below is Mrs. Martin's review/rating that she wrote on 12/31/16 for a caregiving website and out of 5 stars she did give 5 stars :) "My husband and I both think that April Ronan in an excellent PLUS caregiver. April worked for us for over two years and continues to be my part time care giver -- she is very experienced, gracious, honest, compassionate, reliable, and intelligent. It is my pleasure to recommend her."
Apr 2014 - Apr 2017

Caregiver

Apr 2014 - Dec 2015
Karen & Helen McCabe
Provided live in care for their nana. Dementia/Alzheimer's care. Assisted nana with meals; personal care; toileting; bathing; medication reminders; continued to help nana do the activities that made her happy; and continued to allow nana to be as independent as possible. Implemented and provided safety monitoring as the disease progressed and adequately adjusted all daily tasks to fit nana's needs and capabilities.
Apr 2014 - Dec 2015

Lesley University

Jan 1999 - Jan 2002
Jan 1999 - Jan 2002
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