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I started as a caregiver when my father needed one (2016). I quickly discovered I was very good at all the different responsibilities and skills required. I dealt well with Kaiser doctors and eliminated more than 1/2 of their prescriptions, which were either duplications or unnecessary (as agreed by a med specialist @ Kaiser). I greatly enjoyed seeing my dad respond to my suggested few additional supplements and some mild exercises, which quickly returned him to his much improved condition of more than 10 years previous (he could walk easily, complete crossword puzzles and read books, remember and think more clearly - none of which he could do when I started - this took around 2 months). He died last year after his 95th birthday. I found another live-in caretaker job with a 79 year old guy with stage 4 prostate cancer and Parkinson's symptoms. He is adamant about not working with "Western" medicine. I have been helping him by designing and administering supplements while working with an acupuncturist and a Naturopathic doctor. We also interface with UCD Medical center for some testing and advice from their urology department. I am well versed in medical research and terminology, treatment, and testing. I am a computer professional of more than 40 years with associated technological skills and have a number of professional level skills including: most construction, gas engine mechanics (motorcycle, auto and larger, small engines too), home and yard maintenance, cooking, exercise for many levels and needs, ability to provide great ideas for fun and enjoyable activities and short trips (same day local) for interesting activities or events. I enjoy providing appreciated help to those in need - it gives me a personal sense of worth and good by helping others in need.
I am an experienced Care Giver with 5 years of experience. I have recently moved from Australia where I gained all of my care giver and AIN (Assistant in Nursing, equivalent to CNA) education and experience. I have completed Certificates in Aged Care, Home and Community Care, Dementia care, Palliative Care, Medication Administration and Management, Skin and Foot Care, Alcohol and Drugs, first aid certificate and Criminal Background check. As well as having a clear TB test and drug test. I have also supervised the high care dementia wing at the Facility I worked at in Australia. Aged Care and Disability Care is my passion, heart and sole and I have CHOSEN to do this line of work because I believe I was born to do it. I tell people that my method of caring is to care with the absolute greatest love and kindness for the person I assist. I have recently spent 12 months caring for a 47 year old man wit ALS. I gained extensive knowledge of this terrible disease as well constant communication with the Dr's and staff at the Forbes Norris ALS Research Center. I have found there are not many ALS specific caregivers or people who know enough about the disease to properly care for the person. I am that person. Know that if your loved one has ALS I am truly one of the best to care for them. I am a fantastic cook and am more than happy to run errands or complete household chores. I also love dogs and cats. I look forward to assisting your needs and hope I may get to meet you if i am the right candidate for our family.