Cynthia G.

$20.00 / hr

Albuquerque, NM

About Cynthia

Welcome! Helping others has been a common thread throughout my life. I've had 15+ years experience as a professional caregiver and I'm able to care for your loved ones as if they were my own family, in a manner that promotes quality, continuity, and safety. Some of my experience includes individual care planning, assessment of house safety, follow through with treatment plans of primary health care providers, household management, assistance with personal hygiene and grooming, and care of personal belongings. Experience with a variety of health challenges includes working with different forms of dementia including Alzheimer's, diabetes monitoring, cancer, post-stroke effects, skin care, mobility and gait assistance, and special dietary needs. I'm an excellent patient advocate and will keep clear records of your loved one's doctor and hospital visits. I cook healthy meals (from scratch), enjoy meal planning, and shopping with an eye toward quality while keeping within budgetary guidelines. I do light housekeeping and laundry. I am mature and unencumbered, love animals (I did pet sitting for 8+ years), enjoy reading, gardening, knitting, and listening to music. I enjoy seniors and

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

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

Job Interests

  • Holiday Shifts

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
  • Cancer Recovery
  • Dementia
  • Diabetes
  • Hospice Care
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Palliative Care
  • Post Surgery Recovery
  • Renal and Urological Disorders
  • Skin Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

Lead Caregiver

Feb 2013 - Sep 2016
Private Family
Provide care, compassionate companionship and social stimulation for a frail 91 year old female diagnosed with bi-polar disorder and dementia who is at high risk for falling Establishing and maintaining excellent rapport with a challenging client Active involvement with care plan decisions Assessing client's needs and abilities and communicating them clearly to other care team members Full assistance with all activities of daily living Administer daily medications Incontinence and skin care Mobility assistance, follow-through with physical therapy prescription Meal planning and preparation, shopping, laundry, light housekeeping, gardening, mending Acted as team Care Coordinator from February 2014 through December 2014
Feb 2013 - Sep 2016

Respite Caregiver

Jan 2011 - Jan 2013
Private Family
Provide respite for primary caregiver of 87 yr old female with Alzheimer's/ Assist with all facets of activities of daily living/ Mental and social stimulation through shared activities, i.e. jigsaw puzzles, reading, music, enjoying nature/ Pet Care for client's dog/ Light housekeeping, laundry, meal preparation
Jan 2011 - Jan 2013

Life Management Facilitator

Jan 2011 - Jan 2012
Private Family
Provided physical and emotional assistance to a 58 year old woman withdrawing from opiate addiction/ Pharmaceutical management/ Monitored and recorded physical effects of opiate detoxification/ Modeled appropriate social behavior and boundaries/ Taught time management skills/ Light housekeeping, cooking, shopping, provided transportation
Jan 2011 - Jan 2012

Live-In House Manager/Caregiver

Jan 2010 - Jan 2011
Threlkeld Family Homes
Gave support during all activities of daily living for five severely developmentally disabled adults with multiple disabilities/ Bathing, toileting, all personal hygiene and grooming activities, and dressing were necessarily done for the individual/ Incontinence, skin, and first aid care/ Monitor and administer daily medications/ Behavioral intervention/ Mobility assistance/ Meal preparation with fresh (mostly) organic, whole grain, low fat foods/ Catered to multiple special dietary needs/ Organized and maintained the household in every area, including meal planning, shopping, money management, housecleaning, and laundry/ Prepared and used non-toxic household cleaners/ Created a warn home environment with an eye toward a high quality of life
Jan 2010 - Jan 2011

In-Home Elder Caregiver

Jan 2008 - Jan 2010
Private Family
Provided care and compassionate companionship to an 87 yr old male with post-stroke effects, aphasia, dementia, chronic UTI's, and hip replacement rehab through end of life/ Full assistance with dressing, personal hygiene, bathing, eating, drinking, and exercise/ Incontinence, skin, and first aid care/ Intermittent daily straight cauterization through supra-pubic cauterization care / Medication management/ Follow through with Occupational and Physical Therapy treatment plans/ Served as patient advocate and provided 24 hr in-hospital care during periods of hospitalization/ Served as liaison with doctors and hospital personnel/ Light housekeeping, meal planning and cooking, laundry, care of clothing and personal items/ Provided transportation
Jan 2008 - Jan 2010

Professional Pet and Property Care

Jan 2001 - Jan 2008
Safe and Sound Pet Care
Pet and house sitting specializing in overnight in-home care for small and large animals/ Committed to the health and well-being of animals in my care/ Maintained pet's daily routine to allow for the least possible amount of stress in owner's absence/ Catered to special dietary needs/ Clean-up / Dog walking, exercise, play, and follow through with training/ Bathing and brushing, massage, and T-Touch/ Provided a variety of basic security and house/property care services
Jan 2001 - Jan 2008

College of the Redwoods, Ft. Bragg, CA

Sep 1984 - Jun 1985
Sep 1984 - Jun 1985

University of St. Mary, Xavier, KS

Sep 1978 - Jun 1979
Sep 1978 - Jun 1979
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