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Serving older adults is my passion and my vocation. I consider myself a life-enrichment care partner and truly feel I am in a place of honor when spending time with those I serve. In the past 9 years, I have served older adults in various settings: those living with a variety of health conditions and physical/cognitive abilities . I listen well and nurture trusting relationships based on respect and dignity. Through my work experience in activities, as a Community Companion, and in my Gerontology studies, I have become more sensitive to the challenges facing a diverse population of older adults and am keenly aware of the damaging effects of isolation. I am committed to serve each individual and partner with them to experience joy and success in their daily life. I practice person-centered approach to address the mental, social, spiritual, and physical well-being of every individual. I am compassionate, flexible, creative, have a strong moral and work ethic, a warm and cheerful personality, and a great sense of humor. I have earned the Basic Activity Director Certificate, an Introduction to Guardianship Certificate, as well as completed Hospice Basic Training I & II. I am certified in American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED and I have an Oregon Food Handlers certificate. I can help with domestic duties including light cleaning, laundry, meal planning/prep, assist with appointment scheduling, transportation, shopping, and running errands. I can assist with bathing, offer companionship throughout the day, can engage individuals in meaningful conversations and activities based on their interests whether in-home or out in the community. I am willing to assist with specialty projects, home organizing, light gardening, and event planning. Thank you for considering me. All the best, Kim

Skills & Certifications: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

I come from a family of individuals who have dedicated their life to the bettering of less fortunate individuals. A mother who has worked with mentally handicapped children for over 20 years, an aunt and uncle who currently care for and assist mentally handicapped adults, and a cousin who also works with elderly persons to better their standards of living and independence. This instilled in me a sense of compassion for those who cannot care for themselves, and motivated me to join them in this mission. My favorite part about being a caregiver, has been those times when I was able to help share an experience with someone who otherwise may have never been able to enjoy it again in their lifetime. I also enjoy gaining insight from the wisdom that my clients have obtained over the course of decades before me. I especially am drawn to persons who have served in the armed forces, and lived through some of the roughest times in world history. They are the true hero's in this life, and often don't get the attention they deserve. While I recognize that certain tasks involve some level of discomfort for many individuals, such as bathing and even simply inviting a stranger into ones home, I have become accustomed to these struggles, and have learned how to minimize that apprehension, while still maintaining the clients decency and feeling of privacy. My goal is to provide the support needed to give back whatever the client feels they have lost, and give peace of mind to family, knowing that their loved ones are safe even when they cannot be there for them.
Hello, I'm Sarah M. I'm a seasoned and skillful CNA2 with 8 years experience working with people approaching end-of-life through hospice caregiving. It's the passion I have for the work of death & dying that propelled me to get my CNA2. (Certified Nursing Assistant, Level 1 &2 / Critical Care) I was a volunteer at Hopewell Hospice House for a year and a half before getting my license. After state certification I went on to work for Legacy Hospital System for 2 1/2 years as a home health aide doing in-home hospice care. I was responsible for training all the new CNA's during my time at Legacy. For the past 4 months ( since August 2018) I have been working with OHSU Transplant Patients. Quite a different line of work then all my years doing hospice! However, I deeply enjoyed supporting patients gaining a full and vibrant recovery from their transplant experience. This type of care is 24/7 in-home caregiving...monitoring the patient for signs of symptoms of transplant rejection. Lots for charting! Lots of team work with OHSU Staff! It was a joy to help them and I'm glad they asked me to be on the team. Currently: my schedule is finally open to accept new clients! I'm also working on getting my Death Care Consultant license and teaching classes (open to the public) on many important end of life issues. I am open to working with clients in all stages of health; your loved one doesn't have to be at a hospice stage of life in order to hire me for support. Besides all my medical experience I also have a ton experience supporting delightful elderly ladies who just need a little TLC, home cooked nutritious meals and basic companion care. Night & Day shifts open for right family. Whatever your needs; please feel free to contact me for a free consultation to see if we'd be a good caregiving match. I look forward to having an opportunity to work with you. And thank-you for your time reviewing my profile! Best, Sarah M.

Skills & Certifications: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)