Laura D.

$17.00 / hr

I believe that a caregiver's job is to provide kind, compassionate and intuitive care to those who need it, ensuring that each client feels as comfortable as possible in an environment that most closely resembles home. Individuals under my care should not have to ask for generic everyday needs. Instead, I try to anticipate their needs so that they maintain a comfort level similar to that they experienced as an independent. Completing the activities of daily living (ADLs) should not be considered a job for the client. It is important to make sure each individual feels they are living within their "means. " Meticulously record any manifest/verbal indications of bodily and/or psychological changes [that may indicate latent illness]. Precisely, accurately, expediently report observations to supervising nurse or practitioner. Enthusiastically encourage physical activity as permitted/outlined within physical therapy and/or occupational therapy guidelines. Distribute medications as prescribed. Concentrations: Parkinson’s (including PD with dementia) and Alzheimer’s. General experience: ALS, cancer, diabetes, quadriplegia, stroke, vascular & heart disease, patients recovering from hip replacement and back surgery. ... more

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Investor, designer, builder.

Creo Properties

Jan 2012 - Dec 2014

Research, purchase, update abandoned homes in low-income districts to provide quality housing for the underserved. Prepare/manage budgets, proposals, subcontractors; advertise; interview; etc.

American Red Cross

Mar 2009 - Jan 2012

Managed internal & external communications/media relations—created content and layout; ensured accuracy, compliance and accountability. Designed/implemented promotions/marketing campaigns: grew product sales 23%/yr. Developed strategic, multi-stream initiative increasing sustainable revenues 15%/yr. Managed state-wide rebranding campaign. Built website/content management system: designed interface, applications, content, & archite cture; implemented social media & marketing strategies; employed rolling SEO tools. ... more

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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

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English/Journalism

1982 - 1990 College Park MD