Richard H.

$20.00 / hr

I am both a Senior Caregiver and a Mental Health Counselor in Newton, MA. I have been specializing in providing Care Giver and Companionship services to early-mid-stage Alzheimer's and Dementia patients and their families. I derive a great deal of satisfaction assisting Older Adults--like a current 80 y.o. Client coping with Alzheimer's Disease who was a research scientist--retrieve many of his memories from his past--which I then type up into a Mini-Memoir so he can then share them with his family members. It seems that it is quite helpful to assist Alzheimer Patients remember highlights of their liv es, which often bring them significant joy, and can be readily available even when their current/more recent memories are more difficult to remember/retrieve. I started focusing my Coaching/Counseling and Caregiving work with seniors after a patient at a Community Mental Health Center was referred to me--and was quite disoriented/not understanding when he had become \\"old\\". I found my work with him, focused on re-orienting him to his present life realities, to be very rewarding. ... more

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Senior Care Specialist

Self-Employed

Feb 2014 - Present

I provide Senior Caregiver/Companion services from my Private Practice. I receive referrals from Geriatric Care Managers. Directors of Assisted Living programs, Physicians, and more. I have provided services for several retired Physicians and a retired Biochemist who were coping with different stages of Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia. My goal is to assist/support each Individual to maintain their Independence, as long as possib le as well as maintain their current level of functioning and Well-Being. One of the most satisfying and successful aspects of my work is Assisting my Clients to write/create a Mini-Memoir of some of the Highlights and Joys of their lives. I find this work to be very profound and effective in both improving a Client's State of Mind and also their sense of self and Identity. ... more

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Care Giver -- Companion

House Works

Jul 2013 - Jul 2014

Provide a variety of Services to former professionals with Alzheimer's Disease, Inc. Conversations, Med. and Household management, transportation to Appt.'s, running errands, providing Cognitive enhancement, Memory mapping, family mediation and support, participation in professional Assessments, and more.

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Care Giver -- Companion

House Works

Jul 2013 - Jul 2014

Provide a variety of Services to former professionals with Alzheimer's Disease, Inc. Conversations, Med. and Household management, transportation to Appt.'s, running errands, providing Cognitive enhancement, Memory mapping, family mediation and support, participation in professional Assessments, and more.