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Amber L.

Amber L.

$17.00 / hr

Virginia Beach, VA

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About Amber

I make a great caregiver because I genuinely enjoy helping others at their time of need. My ability to create a smile or crack a small joke to make someone feel better or that their situation is ok and normal for them, has given so many people a feeling of acceptance and a lack of feeling embarrassed or a burden during their illness(s). To me that is the most humbling and rewarding thing that can be achieved in a life time. To have the desire, skill and patience to achieve that is a gift. My life goal is to allow others to feel normal and that they have more than just a caregiver to help them with ADL's but a friend, a confidant and a partner in their illness. Going home each day knowing I made a families day better is my favorite part of everyday. You ask what attracted me to caregiving. Well it fell in my lap. I never planned on this when I went to school. One random day I was asked by a friend to help his wife whom had been diagnosed with ALS. The tears of fear, burden, embarrassment and lack of self worth she endured tore me to shreds. I quickly reversed all of that with the extreme amount of patience I have, the way I handled situations and encouraged her intelligence, ideas and beauty. It wound up turning into my need to having her in my life. Since then, in 2006 I have been steadily helping the ALS community with open arms and a humbled heart. Caregiving is something that I loved accidentally. I pay attention to detail so much that it made since why I gravitated so easily to this, having one on one care provides detailed superior care where you can focus and that person has all their needs and wants met unlike nursing homes or adult daycares. I take pride in my work and skills and one on one care allowed me to complete that. That gives me a since of inner self accomplishment. I feel to my core that caregiving is a relationship that has the gift of helping each other.

Caregiving Services & Expertise


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

Job Interests

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

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

Skills & Expertise

  • ALS
  • Diabetes
  • Post Surgery Recovery
  • Renal and Urological Disorders
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Tracheotomy / Ventilation
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care


  • English

Experience & Education

Virginia School of Technology

Jan 2005 - Present
Virginia Beach, VA
Jan 2005 - Present


Aug 2009 - Present
Joshua Thompson
Being an intricate part to daily living needs and activities of client. Supply and inventory management. Supreme hygenicalness of both client and living quarters. Wound care, wound prevention tactics. Successful operations of a LTE2300 series Ventilator, ambuing as needed and requested. Cough assist use. Open and clear communications with medical professionals and advanced client with ALS, commonly know as Lou Gerrighs Disease.
Aug 2009 - Present
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