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Susan L.

Susan L.

$15.00 / hr

Brush Creek, TN

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About Susan

When I was younger, I did jobs that are non-traditional for women. I drove heavy equipment in warehouses, pulling orders, or shelving pallets. I kept getting laid off, due to the closing of each company. I decided to go into a field of work which would always need dedicated employees. I am not the type of person to change from one company to another on a whim, so I wanted to find a career which would allow me to establish a long term employment. I have a compassionate heart, and have always enjoyed caring for those who cannot care for themselves. I developed a repore with a woman from church. She is a mentally ill woman with Crit du chat. Her mother saw that we had a good relationship with one another. She asked me to consider being her personal assistant. I decided that I would make a commitment to helping her become more independent. Her mother wanted to get her daughter an assistant to enable her to learn things, and help her to not be so dependent on her. She also knew that she was getting older, and would not be able to be around to care for her daughter forever. She has since moved into a duplex with another mentally challenged woman. I cared for the two of them twelve hours a day, three days a week, in their home. I worked for that company for 13 years. I am passionate about helping the disabled learn that they can learn, and recognize their capabilites as grown adults, while providing quality care for them, as well. I accomplished two main achievements while working with those two women. I taught one of the women, and learned with her over 120 sign language terms. We were able to communicate quite well. The second achievement was being able to encourage the second woman to modify her diet, and help her to lose over 25 lbs, over an extended period of time. I am very proud to know that I accomplished those two feats. I now work with mostly elderly people needing some of assistance.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

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

Job Interests

  • Part Time
  • Overnight

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
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Skin Disorders
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English
  • ASL

Experience & Education

Home Health Aide

Mar 2013 - Present
At Home Health Care
General care of various individuals. Light housekeeping. Personal care, if needed. Errands run, if needed. Cooking meals, if necessary.
Mar 2013 - Present

Argosy University-Nashville, TN

Jan 2009 - Jan 2011
Nashville, TN
Jan 2009 - Jan 2011

Cumberland University

Jan 1975 - Jan 1977
Lebanon, TN
Jan 1975 - Jan 1977

Lebanon High School

Jan 1971 - Jan 1975
Lebanon, TN
Jan 1971 - Jan 1975
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