Kathy D.

$22.00 / hr

East Amherst, NY

About Kathy

I have worked in geriatrics with well-aged and the frail elderly my entire career. I know the importance in keeping a loved one home in their own bed as long as it is physically unsafe. I have worked as an assisted living nursing director and administrator, was the Erie County Ombudsman Director, operated a social day care and must rewardingly work hands on with the elderly. I enjoy interacting with people and their families. I have been the primary caregiver for both my parents so I know the love and devotion needed to transition into caregiver from child.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

  • Dressing & Grooming
  • Toileting
  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Prep
  • Transferring & Mobility
  • 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

    • ALS
    • Alzheimer's Disease
    • Arthritis
    • Blood Disorders
    • Cancer Recovery
    • Cardiovascular Disorders
    • COPD
    • Dementia
    • Depression
    • Diabetes
    • Gastrointestinal Disorders
    • Hearing Disorders
    • Senior Care
    • Elder Care
    • Home Care

    Languages

    • English

    Experience & Education

    Per Diem LPN

    Oct 2013 - Oct 2014
    Canterbury Woods
    • Assumed responsibilities in absence of head nurse. • Admissions including screening of new residents, medication administration, supervision of staff, and addressed complaints. • Responsible for pre-DOH inspection for assisted living program for 120 bed facility. • Case management and nutrition program management. • Resident care and medication administration.
    Oct 2013 - Oct 2014

    Director Volunteer Management

    May 2016 - Jan 2013
    Canopy of Neighbors
    • Development of volunteer program to meet the needs of the agency and elderly members • Membership development and recruitment of aging in place program • Daily operations and oversight. Program development for events, activities, programming. Daily oversight of over 1,200 hours of transportation options through volunteer program.
    May 2016 - Jan 2013

    St. Joseph's College

    Jan 2009 - Jan 2011
    Jan 2009 - Jan 2011

    Erie County Ombudsmen Director

    Jun 1999 - Sep 2001
    NYSOFA
    • Responsible for daily operations of Federal, State, local and United Way funded program that advocates to frail elderly residing in institutional settings. Reporting directly to Attorney General and NYSDOH. • Responsible for budget writing, vouching for revenue, re-application for grant funding for new program years. • Responded to complaints from residents, facilities, and their families for ligations of abuse and neglect. • Responsible for the daily operations of the “Operation Restore Trust Program” to include communication to the Attorney General. • Program coordinator for the “I am Okay” senior living program.
    Jun 1999 - Sep 2001

    Ex. Director- Part time

    May 2016 - Jan 2001
    Life's Orchard
    • Advocate for services for underserved elderly and children in Erie, Niagara, and Orleans counties. • Managed kinship program, since 2004, for grandparents raising grandchildren in lieu of foster care placement. • Program development specifically geared for raising alternative families and address issues of special needs and behavioral problems in children. • Wrote and published “Supervised Visitation at Home” and “Medication Administration” manual and training program for assisted living (medication aides). • Developed and implemented family court supervised visitation and safe exchange program, expansion of support group meetings into Erie County and Niagara County. Expansion of support group programming into Erie and Niagara Counties. • Development and implementation of adult social day care. • Development and Implementation of senior program based on National Village to Village model called “Neighborhoods”, epicier Shopping and delivery and Ladybug Laundry Services serving homebound seniors.
    May 2016 - Jan 2001

    Bryant and Stratton College

    Jan 1993 - Jan 1995
    Jan 1993 - Jan 1995

    Boces- Harkeness Center

    Jan 1980 - Jan 1980
    Jan 1980 - Jan 1980
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