I have always wanted to help people with special needs; perhaps because I had a sibling who was born with severe disabilities, so I know first hand the difficulties and challenges faced by these individuals and their families. There was very little help available when I was a child, so we relied mainly on our family for the help and support we needed. Back then, there were no respite services or in-home caregiver services. You took your chances on finding a trustworthy stranger (if you could afford one). Now, it is very gratifying to me to be able to help other people who are dealing with illness or disability in any way I can.
I like to make jewelry and craft items, and I like to share those hobbies with my clients, if they're interested. Many of them seem to enjoy these activities and find them gratifying. I also love to read, and some clients enjoy being read to, which I also enjoy. I've been told I'm a good listener and a pretty good companion, as I can adapt to whatever my client is capable of and willing to do. I am experienced, caring, and am a retired social worker. I enjoy helping people. I'm very dependable, loyal, thoughtful, patient, and extremely compassionate. I do have a positive "upbeat" personality. ( I can tone it down when necessary ) I'm also a great cook, enjoy outdoors activities, playing cards, listening, talking and watching older classic movies.
I have years of experience which includes, being a mother, a wife, and assisting friends and family with caregiving needs. I also volunteer at my sons school, team mom/ helper for the RB little league and other community involvements.
In closing I have passed the background, registered with the state, TB negative, and completed classes for OSHA and caregiving.
My new number is 530-366-0658