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Kari L.

Kari L.

$25.00 / hr

Poughkeepsie, NY

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About Kari

Hello I love what I do caring for others loved ones because I understand what it is like to be limited in what you may be able to do now, but not have that define who you are or were in your life previously. I spent a lot of time in hospitals and in and out of wheelchairs and with mobility issues as a child. Being young within the healthcare setting left an impression on me and I remember how some people treated me as if I didn't exist at all because of my disabilities while others were very understanding and treated me like a person and not an object. That was important to me then and it is inherent in every way I interact with the people that I care for. I meet each person in my care and each of their family members or carers where they are and work to help them feel secure, relaxed, and looking forward to the time they will spend with me as their carer. No matter their level of communication or engagement, level of health or decline, or cognitive ability. I try to engage with them fully and respectfully during the time we have.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

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

Job Interests

  • Part Time
  • Overnight
  • Weekend Live-In

Caregivers that work non-full-time jobs or irregular shifts can negotiate extra compensation in addition to their standard hourly wage.

Skills & Expertise

  • ALS
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer Recovery
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • COPD
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Home Health Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Orthopedic Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Post Surgery Recovery
  • Renal and Urological Disorders
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Skin Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Vision and Eye Disorders
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

Certified PCA

Sep 2021 - Nov 2021
private in home caregiver
I worked with a small team of 3 caregivers to provide comfort, companionship, and care to an elder experiencing dementia and other cognitive degenerative diagnoses. Provided a clean and safe environment in 24-to-72-hour shifts for the client. Provided all meals prepared in the home using client family recipes and personal staff recipes. Services including personal shopping, medical appointments, records keeping and care team coordination with family members in other states. Personal care provided 24/7 as needed. Companionship including planning client outings and social activities where requested and appropriate.
Sep 2021 - Nov 2021

Community College of Vermont

Jan 2016 - Jan 2020
Burlington, VT
Jan 2016 - Jan 2020

Norwich University

Jan 1998 - Jan 2000
Montpelier, VT
Jan 1998 - Jan 2000
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