Carolyn B.
1 Review
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$15.00 / hr

I became a caregiver when I needed to care for my 86 year old mother, who had dementia and other physical ailments relative to aging. It was then I realized all the really personal needs of the elderly, especially companionship, understanding & loving care. Being a caregiver I feel it fills the need to be of service, especially the elderly who need so much care. I gain a lot of gratitude knowing I am sharing my skills of patience, understanding and physical capabilities with someone who really appreciates me. One of my favorite personal achievements is developing a lifestyle of healthy eating & living. Almost a complete vegan, I as a gourmet cook, and have a passion for cooking, I utilized a best seller cookbook, and actually tried & ate at least 20+ receipes so far. It has enabled me to be more energetic as well as kept me slim. However, I still enjoy "traditional" cooking & will adhere to any food restrictions as well. Personally I am a lover of life itself! I love music, the theatre, movies, gardening, designing, & of course cooking. I make an effort to socialize with my good friends, get to church every Sunday & try to excercise and get lots of sleep! I enjoy reading and traveling when I can. As a retired Senior Account Executive of 20 years, I have earned the right to say I am a "people person". I have lots of patience with the elderly and always have a sense of humor with them. I become their friend & companion in time & I am extremely well read on the illness of dementia/altzheimers. I easily meet all their needs in the household as being a former homeowner. My past experiences of over 11 years caring for the elderly have only added to my expertise in caring for them. ... more

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Caregiver Home Health Aid

Jeff Matos Family

Feb 2016 - Present

Was caregiver and companion full time to 58 year old female with altzheimers (2nd stage). Provided all personal daily care and cooked (I'm a chef) for entire family. Did light housekeeping and primarily attended to the needs of my lady. Went for frequent walks and joined her in her daily endeavors of artwork. Many long conversations with her about family and situations long ago. Quite educated in this illness, I was able to handle the frequent mood swings and personality changes that occurred daily. Drove daily to various places including lunch, beauty salon and manicurist. Was her constant "friend" in every situation. ... more

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Caregiver, Personal Assistant & cook

Pat Miele (thru CareLinx)

Sep 2017 - Nov 2017

Was caregiver to Pat's disabled wife who needed personal care attention daily in dressing, bathroom functions and meal preparations. Also assisted in driving her to doctor's appointments. Was a companion to her daily and frequently assisted her in getting in & out of her wheelchair. Light housekeeping was also my responsibility.

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Psychology

1989 - 1990 New York NY

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Academic

1984 - 1988 Richmond Hill NY

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pat M.
Sep 2017
approved

Great job this week!!!