I am a caregiver because, after working in the healthcare field for 20 years and taking care of my own mother for five years, I understand what families and individuals need. I have knowledge of the medical, social, and community resources that a family or individual needs to make the right choices for their needs. I have also provided direct care for elders who have physical and memory deficits that put them at risk.
I enjoy being a care giver because I know that I have the knowledge, skills and ability to provide exceptional care and support for both my clients and their families.
I am proud of my efforts on behalf of my clients and their families. I have always taken what I do as a privilege and a responsibility to challenge myself to go the extra mile in all that I do. A major achievement in my life was my ability to complete 2 college degrees on academic scholarships.
I am a senior myself. I am in excellent health and enjoy a wide variety of interests and activities. Before I retired the first time, I held a variety of management positions as well as direct care positions. I choose to do caregiving as I have several other second career options. I enjoy reading, crafts, walking, art, movies, plays, live music, cooking, sports (especially college basketball). I have 2 cats although I enjoy all animals . I enjoy gardening, drives on the Blue Ridge Parkway and other scenic areas. I enjoy my family and spend time with my sister who lives close by. I