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Hello my name is Lynnett I am 32 years old and I have been working in some kind of caregiving big chunks of my life. When I was a teenager I would babysit family and people around my neighborhood, as I became an adult I worked as a nanny/assistant teacher at a Montessori school for two years . I worked with children who had autism as well as other behaviors. For the past five years I've been working in caregiving I enjoy working with the elderly very much. I've worked in facilities like Memory Care, skilled nursing as well as just Assisted Living. I enjoy working with the elderly a lot I was very close to my grandmother as a little girl and when I was 18 she passed away, but before she passed away I took care of her in her own home and that is kind of what got me into this field. I also worked as a cook for 5 years in an Italian restaurant and I only quit when the restaurant itself closed. I am a fast learner I enjoy challenges as well as new experiences. I am very compassionate, patient as well as nurturing. I know that I would be welcomed into your own personal home and therefore I am a guest as well as an employee so whatever rules or needs that your loved one has I am willing to abide by those. I know everybody has their own ways of doing things and I don't want to take control away from your family member I want them to know that I am only there to assist them and whatever they want me to do for them. I would love to assist you in anything that you need.
My bio might be long, but I hope it will help you enough to find the right help that you need for your loved one. I began as a caregiver for the elderly in 2010 with no experience, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. As I learned the field, I realized it was my calling. It was a total blessing that fell into my lap. My schooling (Bachelor's of Science in Psychology) also helped me empathize with diseases such as Parkinson's disease, MS, cancer, and Alzheimer's or dementia. My own grandmother had Alzheimer's when I was a child, but at the time I was misunderstanding and terrified. Now I understand the biological and psychological reason elderly people can be a certain way, such as stubborn, forgetful, agitated or even aggressive. I have decided that my life should be dedicated to those who cannot stand for themselves anymore, especially because they did so much for us in the past. I still cannot explain it, but I have so much patience for people that need my help in any way. This includes family members and those included in someone's time of need. I am making myself as available as anyone needs, calls, visits, etc. I will be here as much as possible for people who need my help, elderly or not. I have learned in my eight years of experience that I do still need to take care of myself (weird right?!). So I will be willing to help anyone I can but I will say no when I know that I am past my limit, please don't be offended. Right now I am a full-time employee at Lighthouse Assisted Living. I am currently available during the week after 11am, as well as all day Thursdays and Sundays if needed. Please be aware I cannot work Fridays/Saturdays currently because of my full-time job. But I will be able to work with you as much as possible. Please contact me if you think any of the available times/dates will help you as well as my background. Thank you so much for reading my very long "about me"!!!!
My name is Emily and it sounds cliche, but I am truly in this type of work to help not just the people I care for, but to also help families. I strongly strive to give families peace of mind when leaving their loved ones in my care. I participated in the Salvation Army's Children Enrichment program for three years from 2004-2007, working with children from ages 6 months to 18 years old. I helped coordinate activities and educational techniques to help the children, as well as ensure that they were comfortable and having fun. In the summer of 2008, I was a camp counselor at an outdoor summer camp for children aged 6-16 years old. I care for people ages 1 month to 100+ years old. I have volunteered at several physical therapy places around town (references available), as well. I'm most proud to say that I worked for four years for a family, caring for their autistic son in his young adult years. Wonderful family and experience! I became part of the family and it taught me that caregiving is more than a job. I want to help people so much. I can adapt to most anything and anyone. I have a sense of humor that helps me get through difficult days and connect with clients. I graduated from The University of Miami in 2012 with Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences with a pre-physical therapy track. While physical therapy still interests me, I have had so much experience in PT settings and decided I wanted to directly help people with disabilities or limitations. I understand that there is value in a client wanting to get out of the house and go for a walk in the park, we get there, and the client may only want to stay there for 3 minutes; some might think \"oh so much work for such a short time,\" but I think it's awesome and exactly what should be done. Helping others realize what they want to do during the day or just helping them move from one place to another, it all has so much value.