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Sharon H.

Sharon H.

$18.50 / hr

Asheville, NC

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About Sharon

I am a caregiver because, after working in the healthcare field for 20 years and taking care of my own mother for five years, I understand what families and individuals need. I have knowledge of the medical, social, and community resources that a family or individual needs to make the right choices for their needs. I have also provided direct care for elders who have physical and memory deficits that put them at risk. I enjoy being a care giver because I know that I have the knowledge, skills and ability to provide exceptional care and support for both my clients and their families. I am proud of my efforts on behalf of my clients and their families. I have always taken what I do as a privilege and a responsibility to challenge myself to go the extra mile in all that I do. A major achievement in my life was my ability to complete 2 college degrees on academic scholarships. I am a senior myself. I am in excellent health and enjoy a wide variety of interests and activities. Before I retired the first time, I held a variety of management positions as well as direct care positions. I choose to do caregiving as I have several other second career options. I enjoy reading, crafts, walking, art, movies, plays, live music, cooking, sports (especially college basketball). I have 2 cats although I enjoy all animals . I enjoy gardening, drives on the Blue Ridge Parkway and other scenic areas. I enjoy my family and spend time with my sister who lives close by. I

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

  • Bathing
  • Dressing & Grooming
  • Toileting
  • Medication Reminders
  • 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

    • ALS
    • Alzheimer's Disease
    • Blood Disorders
    • Cancer Recovery
    • Cardiovascular Disorders
    • Diabetes
    • Gastrointestinal Disorders
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Hospice Care
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Neurological Disorders
    • Orthopedic Care
    • Parkinson's Disease
    • Post Surgery Recovery
    • Renal and Urological Disorders
    • Respiratory Disorders
    • Skin Disorders
    • Stroke
    • Senior Care
    • Elder Care
    • Home Care

    Languages

    • English

    Experience & Education

    Caregiver

    Jun 2013 - Aug 2014
    Holly Aghiere
    I am the primary caregiver for client's mother. I make sure client's physical and social needs are met. I prepare meals, administer medications, take to doctor's appointments and apprise doctors of any changes in patient's physical or mental status. I arrange social outings, grocery shop , take care of pets, do housekeeping, laundry and other chores as needed. I maintain an open line of communication with all family members.
    Jun 2013 - Aug 2014

    caregiver

    Jul 2013 - Apr 2014
    Mark Gilstrap and Pam Hinson
    Provided live in care for their mother which included basic care chores such as meal preparation, administering medication, assisting with dressing and bathing, etc. Provided companionship and social stimulation, observed client for changes in physical, mental or behavioral status, cued client to use appropriate assistive devices, maintained records and kept open communication with family and other caregiver.
    Jul 2013 - Apr 2014

    Caregiver

    Sep 2011 - Jul 2013
    Home Instead Senior Care
    I was assigned a variety of clients during my tenure with this agency. Each client had an individualized care plan outlining services to be provided. I followed care plan directions for each client as specified. My tasks varied from companionship to meal preparation and transportation.
    Sep 2011 - Jul 2013

    Social Worker

    Jun 2009 - Aug 2010
    Meridian Behavioral Health
    I worked in 2 separate programs in this agency. I did psychological assessments as well as individual and group counseling for clients with mental health and substance abuse issues. I also supervised other staff. I was required to keep detailed records, meet deadlines, interpret policy and refer to other community resources.
    Jun 2009 - Aug 2010

    Social worker/ Grief Counselor

    Mar 2006 - Apr 2009
    Hospice of the Blue Ridge
    provided social work support and counseling to patients and families who were receiving end of life care.
    Mar 2006 - Apr 2009

    University of Kentucky

    Aug 1972 - May 1974
    Aug 1972 - May 1974

    Morehead State University

    Aug 1966 - Dec 1970
    Aug 1966 - Dec 1970
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