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Darlene G.

Darlene G.

$15.00 / hr

Springfield, MA

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About Darlene

My story started when my grandparents got sick. My grandparents raised me. When they got sick I took care of both of them for 2 years each. I love being around elderly people and enjoy their company. I believe in my career that is important to build a relationship with clients and their families . My clients become like my family. What makes my current clients family happy is that they know when I'm with their family they are good hands. The advice I was given by a current clients family was that I am very observant . What I enjoy most about being a caregiver is being able to wake up in the morning and going to see my clients and talk with them also having a great feeling I helped them achieve their goals. I have strong feelings as long as my client can still do some things independently it is important to stand by them , let them still have their independence . I have a lot of patience and compassion with my clients and that's why my current clients families like me.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

  • Bathing
  • Dressing & Grooming
  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Prep
  • Groceries & Shopping
  • Transferring & Mobility
  • 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

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • COPD
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Home Health Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Palliative Care
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Renal and Urological Disorders
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Vision and Eye Disorders
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

Volunteer / Intern

Jan 2016 - Present
Beacon Hospice
Provide companionship to patients that are towards their end of life and provide companionship and support to families . I am Hospice certified and trained. Asses clients on a daily basis of their cognitively aware behaviors , asses in changes and behaviors . Advocate for clients and families with nursing and staff in nursing homes. Communicate with clients of different levels of Alzeimers. Observe and document any physical or mental changes. Communicate with Supervisor and staff as well as IDT team
Jan 2016 - Present

Companion , Home Health Aide

Oct 2017 - Present
Mercy Companions
Provide clients with multiple service that best fits clients needs. Give guidance and assistance with clients with on daily activities such as dressing. Assist clients with stand by showers. Run errands for client's such as picking up a clients medicine and shopping. Clean clients house light housekeeping as well as doing laundry. Help client with medication reminders. Provide companionship with clients. Observe for physical and mental concerns with my clients and fill out the care given documentation.
Oct 2017 - Present

Holyoke Community College

Jan 2014 - Jan 2018
Holyoke, MA
Jan 2014 - Jan 2018

Acitivties Assistant

Jan 2016 - Apr 2017
Country Estates Nursing Home
Provide assistance with the elderly population with daily activities . Engage residents with activities that fit their physical needs . Facilitate residents with dementia and Alzeimer's with activities that fit their mental capacity needs and activities that fit their care plan. Transport residents back to room mostly through wheel chairs , direct residents not in wheel chairs to their rooms and most of all fun have with my residents. Document activities that residents participated in daily for care plan needs.
Jan 2016 - Apr 2017

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Always on time, appropriate and caring!
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