My name is Sheila. I have 34 yrs experience in healthcare. 11 yrs as a Nurse Aide "when certification was not required." 17 yrs as a Certified Nurse Aide and Medication Aide and 6yrs as CPhT and Registered. I've worked in homes, nursing homes, hospitals,retirement homes, MHMR Facilities and Prisons administering Medications, taking vital signs, documentation on chg's due to new medication,assist with bathes, showers,meals,grooming, hygiene,dressing,accompaning client to DR's appt grocery shopping and cooking. When client or family member is able to request their wants or needs and the request has been accomplished through the Caregiver it merits instant satisfaction for both Client and Caregiver. I chose not to work for big Companies, because of "POLITICS". Next to winning the Lottery, this is most rewarding job in the industry. A Private Caregiver. Thanks, hope to hear from you soon.
I am an experienced care manager, as well as a caregiver. I can schedule, train, and manage your private caregivers, or I can give you the best tools to do that yourself. I can assist on a scheduled basis, or simply as needed. I can be the contact for your caregivers if you are away. Often the need for a caregiver arises quite unexpectedly. The process of knowing how often a caregiver is needed, exactly what can be expected of a caregiver, how to solve problems that may arise, and how to assess if the client and caregiver are a good fit, can be overwhelming. I can help with any or all of your concerns. I come to every job, caregiving or managing, with documents that I customize to assist myself and the client. I bring forms to list medications and when they are given, medical conditions, a form to record vitals, blood glucose, food and fluid intake or output, etc and a schedule to list and organize household duties. I also bring a journal in which I record each day. I am passionate about the work that I do. I am outgoing and pleasant by nature, and very organized. I am familiar with a good deal of the medical conditions that come with age. I am also familiar with the many medications that treat these conditions. I believe that my knowledge makes me a better, more understanding, and compassionate caregiver. I believe that aging at home is an excellent alternative to care in a facility. A great caregiver can make that possible. I know that to be a great caregiver I have to be caring, compassionate, intuitive, and motivated to ease the burdens of physical and mental decline. I have to adjust my behavior to suit the personality and preferences of the person in my care. I also have to be accountable, as my care can make the difference between a client suffering quietly or happily thriving. I continually strive for excellence in the hope that my care will make a difference.