Randy S.

$30.00 / hr

Lakewood, WA

About Randy

The world exists upon the kindness showed by others, and that this kindness keeps alive the souls of those needing care. What I like about being a caregiver is that, for clients who cannot do many of the things they used to do, like running around and getting things done to take care of their families--life now begins anew based purely upon things that matter now today-- the worth, the thoughts, and the amount of attention that is paid toward them. This is a time of really focusing only on the present moment, and it takes a certain degree of concentration even to do that, sometimes. They are now the person who need this the most. My greatest personal achievements are when clients, who experience a decrease in function, and sometimes can hardly move or talk, are the most appreciative for my attentiveness to understand them. The story of the Good Samaritan identifies a good neighbor as one who shows kindness, and the rewards write upon the heart and soul. Caregivers are to the aging population a group who recognize that aches and pains are not going to go away. What some call a disadvantage, or disability serve, in many ways, to be an advantage because we shift our focus and attention toward what is really important in life-- people and how they are treated. I am only one of many like-minded caregivers who believe that a moment of clarity with loved ones--paying attention to the good in the moment--is the same as finding diamonds in your own backyard. Thanks for hiring through the Carelinx network!

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

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

  • ALS
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer Recovery
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • COPD
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Hospice Care
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Orthopedic Care
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Renal and Urological Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

DSHS

Jan 2016 - Present
Jan 2016 - Present

Academy of Lymphatic Studies

Jan 2019 - Present
Sebastian, FL
Jan 2019 - Present

Private Care

Dec 2016 - Present
Holistic Recovery and Home Health of Western Washington
Independent private care contractor.
Dec 2016 - Present

Therapuetic Massage Practitioner

Nov 2019 - Jun 2020
Torres Chiropractic
Provide Treatment Massage to reduce swelling, pain and spasms from sports, automobile and workplace injuries.
Nov 2019 - Jun 2020

Private Care and/or Agency Affiliation

Aug 2016 - Jan 2017
Private Employer/ Visiting Angels
Client advocate and caregiver in optimal aging environments. All assists with hygiene, dressing, transfers, mobility, occupational, physical and breathing therapy reinforced, as outlined by therapists. Medication assists and other treatments, under nurse-delegation. Also, providing transportation to medical and therapy appointments, and a Baskin Robins ice cream afterwards! Light shopping, light housekeeping, and occasional help organizing the sock drawer! Always, and in all circumstances, communicating accurate information concerning client care in real time to the right people. Always, special care given to dementia, stroke recovery, and limited mobility clients.
Aug 2016 - Jan 2017

FSW, MHT (CNA)

Oct 2004 - Aug 2016
Western State Hospital
All-around patient care and assistance. Account for patients during shift changes. Conduct hourly safety checks. Ensure patient safety and record safety and environmental status of ward. Provide support to patients during aggressive and difficult behaviors. Assist patients in communicating concerns and requests to care team. Assist RNs and LPNs during care procedures. Inventory resources and submitted orders. Serve meals to clients on ward. Record medical notes and assist with intake/discharge. Set up, measure and prep food according to menus. Load/Unload bulk dry and cold stored food materials. Operate various industrial food processing equipment. Load cooked foods from oven into carts for transport. Prepare snacks, sandwiches, salads, and restricted diets. Transport/Serve meals to patients on the wards. Clean and sanitize industrial pots, pans, trays, utensils and equipment
Oct 2004 - Aug 2016

Tacoma Community College

Jan 1997 - Jan 1999
Jan 1997 - Jan 1999

Reviews (1)

StarStarStarStarStar
October 2017
Carole L.
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I appreciate that you were willing to step up and pitch in with the sweeping as well as caring for Dave.
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