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Mary V.

Mary V.

$20.00 / hr

Jacksonville, NC

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About Mary

Greetings! I am Mary Van Gorp, I am fun loving, energetic, compassionate, caring person who is a believer in a compassionate savior. I have been a caregiver with 6 + years experience with a dear lady that had Alzheimers. I loved caring for her in her daughters home. Where I was able to minister to her. Take her for rides and walks two to three times per day. I prepared breakfast and lunch for Kathleen. Helped bath her and get her dressed for the day. I was able to give Kathleen all my attention, and all the attention she deserved because she was in her daughters home. I became part of the family. Once a month I would stay for 4 days & nights so the family could have a break. By caregiving Kathleen in her daughters home I was able to practice my Nutritional Health coaching skills. Like giving Kathleen her medication. I also added supplements she was missing. I also improved her diet and fluid intake which stoped the UTI's which was an ongoing problem when I started taking care of her. All this was documented on a time chart that was filled out daily. Giving feed back to daughter on her mothers health and behavior through the day. Toward the end I transitioned to hospice care of Kathleen before I had to leave her care because we moved from the area. I moved from Kansas to Jacksonville 18 months ago. I loved caring for Kathleen and helping her connect with her past. She loved to dance so I would play the big band music and we would dance around the house. It kept her moving and I tried to keep her mind engaged. My goal was to make her last days as pleasant for her and her family as possible while she was in my care. My goal in caregiving is to give my next family pleasant and personal care.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

  • Bathing
  • Dressing & Grooming
  • Toileting
  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Prep
  • Groceries & Shopping
  • Exercise
  • Transportation
  • Housekeeping
  • Companionship

Job Interests

  • Part Time
  • Short Term
  • Overnight

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
  • Diabetes
  • Home Health Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Stroke
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

Institute For Integrative Nutrition

Jan 2014 - Present
New York, NY
Jan 2014 - Present

Home Health Caregiver provider and Certified Nutritional Health Coach

Jul 2013 - Jan 2019
Private Caregiver with Kathleen Rife in the home of her daughter Mary Patrick Graham
Kathleen was in her late 70's and had Alzheimers. I came around 8;30 in the morning and helped Kathleen get up. Prepared Breakfast for Kathleen. After breakfast I prepared her bath and gave her a bathe 3 days per week. Helped with all her hygiene throughout the day. After her bath and dressing for the day. All Kathleen's activities were documented each day. Administered Medication, breakfast, bath, teeth brushed, BM's ( When during the day) Walk in the morning. 4 (16 oz) bottles of water per day to eliminate UTI's. Lunch - Rest a second walk and activities through out the day. Generally a 5 hour shift. Then once per month I stayed for 4 days and nights so the family could get a break. Generally Monday morning through Thursday. I loved taking care of Kathleen. The disease caused her to decline over the 6 years that I cared for her. She advanced to heaven early summer this year.
Jul 2013 - Jan 2019
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