Helping others has been a common thread throughout my life. I've had 15+ years experience as a professional caregiver and I'm able to care for your loved ones as if they were my own family, in a manner that promotes quality, continuity, and safety.
Some of my experience includes individual care planning, assessment of house safety, follow through with treatment plans of primary health care providers, household management, assistance with personal hygiene and grooming, and care of personal belongings.
Experience with a variety of health challenges includes working with different forms of dementia including Alzheimer's, diabetes monitoring, cancer, post-stroke effects, skin care, mobility and gait assistance, and special dietary needs.
I'm an excellent patient advocate and will keep clear records of your loved one's doctor and hospital visits.
I cook healthy meals (from scratch), enjoy meal planning, and shopping with an eye toward quality while keeping within budgetary guidelines. I do light housekeeping and laundry.
I am mature and unencumbered, love animals (I did pet sitting for 8+ years), enjoy reading, gardening, knitting, and listening to music. I enjoy seniors and
My dad was diagnosed with stage three lung cancer when I was 15, I started online school and had been his only and full-time caregiver since and until he recently passed away. In the duration of those three years being his caregiver I learned a number of different skills. From the start, he had daily med charts, chemo, and radiation. There were multiple surgeries, so I have experience in after surgery care. After not too long he became unable to walk, then I learned how to do wheelchair transfers to and from, how to bathe and dress him, grooming, changing catheter bags, and doing dressing changes. He then was put onto hospice where his RN took her personal time to teach me about end of life care and all that accompanies the end of life.
If you want someone who will treat your family member like family, I am the caregiver for you. If you need someone who understands what you're going through, I am there. Nothing attracted me to being a caregiver, I was thrown into the role and realized I am made for it. I have a passion for taking care of others.
A personal achievement that I am most proud of is allowing my dad to be taken care of in his home, per his wishes. I am proud of myself for overcoming hard times and making sure that all of my dad's wishes were taken care of even at such a young age.