I became a caregiver after raising my three children on my own, and found i had time to give to others. So a few years ago i was taking care of children, which i did find rewarding. Now i am into senior care. Love being around the seniors, for the have such wonderful life stories to tell about themselves. I love helping them with the things they are no longer able to do for themselves. I don't mind fixing them a meal of their choice, doing some of their house cleaning assist in bathroom care etc..
I am a 56 year old woman, who love to show love, and care for those seniors whose families are just to busy to spend the quality time with their senior member. I am currently working with Right At Home,and have worked with seniors ranging in age from 75 to 99 years. The agency i currently signed with are just not keeping me busy enough, with an here, or two hours there. I have so much more to give. I know how to transfer a client from one location to another.
I am CPR/First Aid certified, a license driver with insurance. I currently have a full time job, which i work from 6:30 a.m to 3:00 p.m. I don't mind cooking if that needs to be done. Looking for times in the evening from 4 p.m to 11 p.m. Hopefully in the Reno, Sparks, Spanish Springs area. My passion is working with the elderly. I am honored by the families that put their trust in me to care for their loved one who may be on the final path of their life requiring Home Hospice care. or is at that point in their lives where assistance is needed in order to continue staying in their home, being as independent as possable, staying safe. My commitment for each and every person is to provide them with companionship, assistance with physical needs and whatever else they need, whether it's writing a letter for them, or baking their favorite cookies, straightening out closet shelves or holding their hand, reading a book to them or just sitting quietly with them. I believe it is ao important to pocess tthe traits that are important in caregiving which are flexibility, willingness to sit still when you notice its what the person you are caring for needs. Paying attention is very important. A caregiver cannot just "be there"
I keep logs in order to ensure the Doctor and nurses and family are notified of ANY changes such as skin color, urine intake/out take, bathroom habits, signs of weakness,
facial changes, depression/mood changes. If bedridden, log needs to include turning times, any skin breakdown issues,
A good caregiver needs to go outside the box, be willing to do what otherwise might be uncomfortable, be drama free.
Assisting the family is one of the things that helps them know who I am and relieves some of the stress from their lives. By helping doing even the smallest of details, yardwork, cleaning a garage etc.
I promise you that I will make the same commitment to respect, never diminish their dignity and do all I can to provide the stability, comfort your loved one deservesI
I did not become a Caregiver to change the dynamics of lives. but to be there to make them feel safe, healty and secure. Compassion goes a long long way.