Paula B.

$15.00 / hr

Buffalo, NY

About Paula

I worked with developmentally disabled individuals for 23 years before going back to school to finish a teaching degree. I am looking at retirement from teaching, this July, and would like to return to caring for people again involving home care situations. I am also looking for available opportunities that I can fulfill at this time. I feel my personal achievement is that in my 40's I went back to school and continued caring for people at a different level, such as student needs. I presently teach first grade. My experience in both employment situations had rewards that only one can experience by participating in both environments. Educationally, physically and emotionally I was able to create environments that allowed needs to be met in comfortable atmospheres, while enjoying those I worked with. Also cared for a woman with Alzheimer's disease upon request of the family. I simply enjoy working with all people.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

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

Job Interests

    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
    • Gastrointestinal Disorders
    • Orthopedic Care
    • Respiratory Disorders
    • Skin Disorders
    • Senior Care
    • Elder Care
    • Home Care

    Languages

    • English

    Experience & Education

    D'Youville College

    Sep 2001 - Dec 2006
    Sep 2001 - Dec 2006

    Developmental Aide

    Jun 1977 - Sep 2002
    West Seneca Developmental Center
    Cared for the most critical of developmentally disabled adults in both institutional and residential settings. All health related services including administering medications, first aid, CPR and behavior management. Went back to school afterwards and finished my Master's Degree in Education. have taught Kindergarten and first grade for the past 8 years and am retiring a the end of December 2015. Also provided recreation, socialization, outings, and care of their homes. Available now for various times; to be determined prior to retirement. More availability after retirement.
    Jun 1977 - Sep 2002
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