Kathryn H.

$13.00 / hr

San Antonio, TX

About Kathryn

What makes me a great caregiver is that I can relate to being the patient. I have been a patient as well and would like to be treated with dignity, respect and have the best health care for myself. The support from Family, Friends and the Professionals make a big difference in a client's recovery. I became a caregiver because I believe that a person should first be educated, and have access to the best healthcare available for a better quality of life. Our families loved ones are our greatest assets and we need to cherish our time with them. My experience as a caregiver has taught me that not only is the patient cared for but the entire Family must be part of the healing process as well. I think that a good healthcare provided can bring security and peace of mind to the Family and the patient. They will be reassured that their loved one will be safe and will receive the best care possible from a qualified caregiver. I have reliable transportation and have 10+ years experience working with geriatric patients that have special needs in their own homes. I enjoy sucessfully meeting the patient's healthcare goals and the needs of their immediate family. I am CPR Certified as well as a Certified Medical Assistant since 1994. I would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your loved one's needs. Sincerely, Kathryn M. Howard

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
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer Recovery
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • COPD
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Hearing Disorders
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Home Health Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Palliative Care
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Post Surgery Recovery
  • Renal and Urological Disorders
  • Skin Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Tracheotomy / Ventilation
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

Provider/C. Medical Assistantq

Apr 2012 - Dec 2013
Ms. Rosales
Shadowed and attended client in their own home. Made sure she was administered her medications, change her bandages for ostomy-wound care, facilitated ROM exercises, prepared meals daily, organized and cleaned kitchen area, called doctor for appointments and documented her daily care.
Apr 2012 - Dec 2013

Home care provised

Feb 2009 - Sep 2011
Emma Johnson
I was hired to be a day provider for Mr. Johnson that was diagnoised with Prostate Cancer. I prepared his meals, administered his medications, conducted ROM and gaiting exercises. Provided grooming and skin care treatments. Assisted to restroom.
Feb 2009 - Sep 2011

Live In Care Provider

Sep 2004 - Sep 2006
Ms. Alberts
I was a live in provider that stayed a few days during the week and weekends overnight. I provided care by shadowing the patient and providing her daily needs. Some of Ms. Albert's daily needs were, taking her vital signs and documenting them once and prn, flushing her IV port, I administered her medications under the supervision of an R.N. and prepared her meals. I assisted with ROM and walking exercises, called in her prescriptions and verified her doctor appointments . In the evenings, I assited her with showering, grooming, medications and dressing for bed. She also, was administered oxygen prn for congestive heart failure and mini stroke risks. I had two emergencies in which I had to call an ambulance for Ms. Albert. She also was diagnoised with slight mental illness and dementia.
Sep 2004 - Sep 2006

University of Texas at San Antonio

Jan 2003 - Jan 2005
Jan 2003 - Jan 2005

C. Medical Assistant/Provider

Jan 1999 - Sep 2001
Kaye Kreuger
I was hired as a part-time live in home care provider for Mr. Kreuger. Mr. Kreuger was bed bound and post CVA, he also had a peg tube from which he received his daily nutrition and crushed medications. I was responsible to monitor my client from falling out of the bed or chair, and to nurse his bed sores by turning him every hour to one houe and 1/2. I groomed him. gave him bed baths, maintained his peg tube inside and out. I also cared for his skin integrity with proper lotions. I also changed him and cleaned the peri area after any bowel movements or urine. Also, shaved him twice a week and maintained his nails by clipping and followed up on any doctor's orders or appointments. I documented every intervention and communicated with immediate family members, especially his daughter, Kaye that worked in Houston, Tx.
Jan 1999 - Sep 2001

Home Care Provider

Jan 1989 - Jun 1995
Girling Home Care
At Girling, I had different clients that I was assigned to. One patient was a young boy, he was bed bound and was 14 years old. Josh had a rare genetic disorder and was not expected to live over 25 years of age. I helped him strengthen his muscles with ROM and other exercises, fed him, cleaned around his tracheostomy, bathed him and groomed him. I also read to him and encouraged him to laugh. He became discouraged from laying in bed or being in his wheelchair all day. I also, communicated with his mother about keeping him active with games, coloring books, video games, music and his homework assignments. I had various other clients and the majority of them were gereatric patients. I cared for their mental health by making sure that the alzeheimer's patients could not escape from the back fence or fall down near their chairs or beds. I made sure throw rugs were not used and that floor and bed areas were padded. I keep up with the patient's daily medication and feeding schedules. I also, made sure that they contacted and visited their physicians on a regular bases. I monitored any medication or high blood pressures or heart rates through vital sign assessments of the patient every 2 hours.
Jan 1989 - Jun 1995

National Education Center

Jan 1989 - Jan 1994
Jan 1989 - Jan 1994
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