Joshua Q.

$20.00 / hr

Caring for seniors and enriching their lives brings great joy to my heart. With an educational background in physical therapy and years of direct experience with seniors, I understand the key to aging gracefully. It’s not rocket science, just basic common sense. Over many years, I have developed an innovative program for promoting graceful aging, independence, and dignity for seniors. The focus is a holistic whole person approach for facilitating physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Along with providing a comprehensive wellness program, patient care advocacy, and other specialized serv ices, I believe in making life fun with a wide variety of meaningful programs and events. George Bernard Shaw once wrote, "We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing." Many programs and special events I organized for retirement communities have appeared in the News and Observer, Herald Sun, Apex Herald, and other newspapers. Two were covered by WTVD ABC news 11. ... more

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Recreation Aid

PACE-Programs of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly

Jan 2017 - Present

Help operate an approved Medicare and Medicaid day center for senior citizens. Provide programs that proactively maintain the health of patients under our physicians care.

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Self Employed

Feb 2014 - Present

Provide innovative physical, intellectual, and social programs to inpire seniors to lead active healthy lives. Challenge seniors with a variety of exercises for improving balance, strength, agility, and overall independence. Moniter vital signs and effects of medications to report to physician. Trained and certified in electrocardiographic monitoring. Provide medical advocacy by reporting to physicians and various specialists.

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Life Enrichment / Wellness

Brookdale, Cambridge Village, Holiday Retirement, Kindred, Sunrise, Leisure Care

Feb 2006 - May 2015

The main objective was to help seniors age gracefully, maintain their independence, preserve their dignity, and enable them to enjoy a high quality of life. The main day to day focus was in providing innovative physical, intellectual, and social programs to inpire seniors to lead active healthy lives. For three years of this time I worked with Dr. David Fisher, author of How to Keep Your Mother and Yourself Out of a Nursing Home.

Certifications / Licenses
certification

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Education
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UCSF

Physical Therapy

1998 - 1999

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Physical Education/ Pre Physical Therapy Concentration

1994 - 1997 Pomona CA