Brenda F.

$20.00 / hr

Providence, RI

About Brenda

I have been in the caregiving field for 13+ years, both in private homes and skilled nursing facilities. I am a highly skilled, reliable, and gifted caregiver. I serve my clients with the utmost respect, compassion, and kindness. My clients and their families find me to be pleasant and lighthearted. I listen well and am extremely intuitive and empathetic in my caregiving. I initially became a caregiver because of my great-grandmother, who lived with my family from the time I was two years old until she fell and broke her hip when I was seventeen. She was a truly lovely woman and spent the last year of her life in a nursing home. I have always felt that by becoming a caregiver, my care of others somehow extends to her, even though she's been long gone from this earth plane. There's so much I enjoy about caregiving. It is a joy to know that my assistance helps to lift the hearts and ease the minds of those I care for and their families. I find great joy in connecting with the people in my care, in communicating with them, hearing their stories or their families stories about them, of connecting heart to heart. I love how much caregiving has, and continues to, expand my heart and my capacity to hold others with ever greater respect, compassion, understanding, and kindness. I am happy to provide references upon request.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

  • Bathing
  • Dressing & Grooming
  • Toileting
  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Prep
  • Groceries & Shopping
  • Transferring & Mobility
  • Exercise
  • Transportation
  • Housekeeping
  • Companionship

Job Interests

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Short Term
  • Overnight
  • Weekend Live-In
  • Holiday Shifts

Caregivers that work non-full-time jobs or irregular shifts can negotiate extra compensation in addition to their standard hourly wage.

Skills & Expertise

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Arthritis
  • COPD
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Home Health Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Post Surgery Recovery
  • Stroke
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

Grace Barker Nursing Center

Jan 2007 - Present
Warren, RI
Jan 2007 - Present

Private Elder and End-of-Life Caregiver

Oct 2017 - Present
Self Employed/Private Contractor - Business Name: Caregiving with Grace
I provide care in my clients homes and as a private caregiver in nursing home settings. Care includes assistance with all activities of daily living (bathing, eating, dressing, using the toilet), companionship, repositioning/transfers/walking, preparation of meals, medication assistance, light housekeeping and laundry and transportation to appointments and shopping. I also provide extended palliative and hospice care to assist the client and their family during the end-of-life transition process.
Oct 2017 - Present

Certified Nursing Assistant, Private Elder/End-of-Life Caregiver

Apr 2016 - Sep 2017
Self Employed/Private Contractor - Business Name: Caregiving with Grace
I provide care in my clients homes and as a private caregiver in nursing home settings. Care includes assistance with all activities of daily living (bathing, eating, dressing, using the toilet), companionship, repositioning/transfers/walking, preparation of meals, medication assistance, light housekeeping and laundry and transportation to appointments and shopping. I also provide extended palliative and hospice care to assist the client and their family during the end-of-life transition process.
Apr 2016 - Sep 2017

Certified Nursing Assistant

Sep 2014 - Jun 2015
Stay At Home in Little Compton
Provided care in clients homes. Care included assistance with all activities of daily living (bathing, eating, dressing, using the toilet), companionship, repositioning/transfers/walking, preparation of meals, medication assistance, light housekeeping and laundry.
Sep 2014 - Jun 2015

Certified Nursing Assistant

Apr 2007 - May 2015
Grace Barker Nursing Center
Responsible for providing resident care and support with all aspects of activities of daily living. Work duties included but were not limited to recording intake/output values, observing and reporting to nursing staff any changes in mental and/or physical status of residents effectively. Job included the handling of various transfer equipment (hoyer lift, gate belts, walkers). Provided emotional support to both the residents and their families. Interacted in a positive manner and with discretion with the residents, their families, visitors, and fellow staff members.
Apr 2007 - May 2015

Reviews (2)

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March 2020
Aaron C.
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excellent caregiving! :)
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January 2019
Gay G.
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So pleased with you, your efficiency, hard work, and happy demeanor!
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