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Alma J.

$13.50 / hr

Grandview, MO

About Alma

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Alma Jennings. For the last 9 years, I've seek a second career as a private duty caregiver/ personal assistant. I have live-in, 12 - 72 hours a week and private duty experience. I cared for mother and father. My mother had Dementia, which has since passed away. Adept in performing the following health care needs: * Medications reminders, recording and managing side effects, problems, and keeping family members informed of what is happening * Identifying an emergency quickly and promptly taking corrective measures * Well versed in the role of a home helper: dusting, cleaning, vacuuming, laundry, changing bed linens, and other light housekeeping tasks. * Skilled at preparing meals * Perform personal care activities: toileting, dressing, ambulation, hygiene, and shaving * Transportation: shopping, doctor's visits or other needs * I have cared for Diabetics in assisting with medication, blood sugar diagnostics and insulin injections * Wheel chair assistance, Gait belt and transfers: Handicapped/Disabled * Hydraulic Stand-Up Lift (Hoyer Lift) * Stair glider and board transfer * Handicapped experienced automobile driver * Hospice * I have reliable transportation and a current auto insurance policy * I have my CPR certification * I've had the Alzheimer training class: https://www.alz.org/kansascity/ Additionally, I can speak from personal experience that I was not able to take care of myself for over 3 1/2 years. I had to have caregivers, PT and OT assistants to come into my life to assist me back to a rewarding new life. Caregiving can give you a new prospective of life. This is a second career for me, having 30+ years in education technology. Having the personal and professional experience as a caregiver, I will offer you and your family a caregiver that posse all of the qualification that you need for the comfort of your love one.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

  • Bathing
  • 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
  • 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
  • Dementia
  • Diabetes
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Home Health Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Orthopedic Care
  • Post Surgery Recovery
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Vision and Eye Disorders
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

UMKC-Kansas City

Jan 2008 - Present
Kansas City, MO
Jan 2008 - Present

Caregiver

Jan 2015 - Present
Private Families
Interacting with patients in medical facilities, nursing homes, or in the patients' homes • Traveling between sites to give care to multiple patients • Providing a friendly care environment • Listening to a patient's needs, wants, and other suggestions about their care • Attending to patient's hygienic needs such as bathing, dressing and undressing, cleaning teeth or dentures, and using the bathroom • Recording basic health information, etc. weight, food intake, and daily bowel movements/urination • Reporting the patient: medical, psychological, emotional, or otherwise • Assisting patients with preparing meals, eating, and cleaning up after themselves • Performing household tasks on behalf of the patient such as making the bed, tidying up the bedroom, doing laundry, dusting, sweeping, mopping, etc. • Assisting with shopping, keeping a detailed financial record of all transactions • Accompanying patients on outings • Assisting patients with mobility needs (wheelchair, hoyer lift or walker and pushing a wheelchair, etc.) • Medication reminders • Respect the patients' privacy and rules of confidentiality • Establishing a relationship with each patient and members of patients' families • Answering the telephone and greeting guests on behalf of the patient • Responding to medical and other emergencies immediately
Jan 2015 - Present

Caregiver

Mar 2017 - Present
Comforcare Home Care and Right at Home
• Adept in performing health care functions expected of a Caregiver: administering drugs, recording and managing side effects, reporting problems, and keeping family members informed of what is happening • Identifying an emergency quickly and promptly taking corrective measures, informing the patient’s doctor • Well versed in the role of a home helper. Skilled at performing various homemaking activities like dusting, cleaning, vacuuming, laundry, changing bed linens, and other light housekeeping tasks. • Skilled at preparing meals and Menu Planning • Perform personal care activities: bathing, toileting, dressing, ambulation, hygiene, and shaving • Transportation for shopping, doctor's visits or other needs • I have cared for Diabetics in providing medication, blood sugar diagnostics and insulin injections • Provide clients with transfers • Wheel chair assistance, Gait belt and transfers • Hospice Care • Alzheimer's Experience • Amputee • Catheter Care • Hearing Impairment • Incontinence • Oxygen Tank • Paralyzed • Range of Motion Exercises • Visual Impairment • Gait belt • Sit to Stand • Wheelchair • Walker • Errands • Laundry • Arthritis • Hydraulic Stand-Up Lift (Hoyer Lift) • Handicapped experienced automobile driver • Feeding the patients and assisting them in daily life activities
Mar 2017 - Present

Caregriver

Feb 2004 - Feb 2011
Private Family
• Preformed various homemaking skills: dusting, cleaning, vacuuming, laundry, changing bed linens, and other light housekeeping tasks. Prepared meals and Menu Planning • Perform personal care activities: bathing, toileting, dressing, ambulation, hygiene, and shaving • Transportation for shopping, doctor's visits or other needs • Diabetic patient providing medication, blood sugar diagnostics and insulin injections • Provide clients with transfers • Alzheimer's Experience • Hearing Impairment • Oxygen Tank • Range of Motion Exercises • Errands • Feeding the patients and assisting them in daily life activities
Feb 2004 - Feb 2011

University of Missouri - Columbia

Jan 1998 - Jan 2002
Columbia, MO
Jan 1998 - Jan 2002
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