Elizabeth B.

$17.50 / hr

Kansas City, MO

About Elizabeth

I became a Caregiver after looking after elderly relatives and friends over a few years. I saw how many elderly were losing connection with people and not able to do the things they had loved doing for so many years. I wanted to help them keep connected and able to still do things to give them a reason to look forward to their days and weeks ahead. I gave up my full time Engineer job, which was very satisfying, but didn't really help anyone but myself, so that I could make a difference in the lives of others. I enjoy being able to help in the day to day things we take for granted, that older folk have started to struggle with. It makes me feel valued, trusted and makes my day worth while, knowing I am making other peoples day easier and giving them the ability to cope and stay in their own home. A personal achievement I am proud of, is that I drove freight trains for several years. I am a person that has a good sense of humor and enjoys helping others. I enjoy making people feel valued and special. I look for the positive things in people and life, and I am always seeking to encourage those I interact with. I grew up in England, I am married with two wonderful adult children and a very supportive husband.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

  • Bathing
  • Dressing & Grooming
  • Meal Prep
  • Groceries & Shopping
  • Transferring & Mobility
  • Transportation
  • Housekeeping
  • Companionship

Job Interests

    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
    • Orthopedic Care
    • Post Surgery Recovery
    • Skin Disorders
    • Senior Care
    • Elder Care
    • Home Care

    Languages

    • English

    Experience & Education

    Engineer

    Feb 2004 - Jan 2014
    Union Pacific Railroad
    Union Pacific Railroad March ’04 – June ’14 Engineer, Conductor • Responsible for successfully delivering millions of dollars’ worth of shipment • Responsible for 250-mile train journeys, delivering shipments on time and without incident • Managed and coordinated train operation data and on-trip communication
    Feb 2004 - Jan 2014

    Youth Education Coordinator

    Jul 2001 - Jul 2002
    City Union Mission
    • Supervised, trained, and scheduled team of volunteers • Created, maintained, and presented reports, presentations, and various multimedia materials • Revamped and updated library • Created, organized inventory of donated supplies and allocated incoming donations • Coordinated with local schools to design lesson plans and extracurricular programs for area youth
    Jul 2001 - Jul 2002

    Coordinator

    Jun 1996 - Jul 1998
    Harestanes Baptist Church
    • Founded community program for area youth, coordinating with local schools, government, police • Hired and trained staff of volunteers • Spearheaded fundraisers and other community events
    Jun 1996 - Jul 1998

    Degree in Social Work and Theology, Elim College

    Aug 1981 - Jun 1983
    Aug 1981 - Jun 1983
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