Sandra W.

$20.00 / hr

I became a caregiver because I liked the direct, daily involvement in caring for the elderly. I want the elderly to know that to me you have value and purpose. The challenges of day-to-day effort to improve the client's quality of life makes the work interesting to me. It makes me have to change to meet their needs. This results in me being a better caregiver and a better person. I love the fact I help this person to live out the rest of their life with dignity, making sure they can be given the best care every day, and not left behind by the world.

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Becky Beaver

Nov 2010 - Present

I cared for Mrs. Beaver's husband who had Alzheimer's disease. I grocery shopped and fixed meals for him and took him to his doctor and personal care appointments. I called in, picked up and dispensed his medications to him. I cued him on showering, shaving, brushing teeth, and dressing. I directed him in activities such as minor household chores and in filling out a memory book to help with his cognizance. I took him outside o f the home for activities such as going for walk, drives and eating out. I was able to spot potentially tension-causing behaviors in him and redirected him in order to calmly diffuse situations. I also watched for signs of dehydration and kept him hydrated and monitored his blood pressure. When Mrs. Beaver would go on vacations for as long as 2.5 weeks at a time, I stayed in their home the whole time to care for him. I did everything I could to improve his quality of life so that his life could remain purposeful despite his condition. I also managed Mrs. Beaver's household. I directed repair people and advised Mrs. Beaver on repairs. I also shopped and cooked for her as well. I kept cleaning and other household supplies stocked. Whenever the maids could not finish cleaning the house in time, I finished. I handled Mrs. Beaver's dry cleaning and made sure the trash and recycling were taken to the curb for pick up. I also maintained Mrs. Beaver's cats by feeding them, changing their litter box, and taking them to the vet. ... more

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Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

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1993 - 1995 Big Spring TX