Joshua Q.

$12.00 / hr

Cary, NC

About Joshua

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 services, 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.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Prep
  • Groceries & Shopping
  • Exercise
  • Transportation
  • Housekeeping
  • Companionship

Job Interests

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Short Term

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
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer Recovery
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • COPD
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Hospice Care
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Orthopedic Care
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Post Surgery Recovery
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Vision and Eye Disorders
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

Life Enrichment, Wellness Coach and Medical Advocate

Feb 2014 - Present
Self Employed
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.
Feb 2014 - Present

Recreation Aid

Jan 2017 - Present
PACE-Programs of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly
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.
Jan 2017 - Present

Life Enrichment / Wellness

Feb 2006 - May 2015
Brookdale, Cambridge Village, Holiday Retirement, Kindred, Sunrise, Leisure Care
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.
Feb 2006 - May 2015

UCSF

Jan 1998 - Jan 1999
Jan 1998 - Jan 1999

California Polytechnic University

Jan 1994 - Jan 1997
Jan 1994 - Jan 1997
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