Barbara K.

$20.00 / hr

Port Angeles, WA

About Barbara

1. I love to nurture people in need. I enjoy spending quality time with older people. I love listening to their stories about their younger years (days of glory). I love to make their time here the most enjoyable it can possibly be. I enjoy making them happy and comfortable. 2. I love taking pride in everything that I do. I enjoy knowing when I go home for the day, that I was able to improve the quality of life for someone else. I love going above and beyond "job requirements" to make someone else's life that much better. I love making my patients feel better, look better, let them know that I enjoy spending time with them. They are more than just a paycheck. I love treating my patients as if they are family. I truly enjoy taking care of others, especially those that are most in need of it. 3. I would have to say that my weight loss is my most recent achievement that I am proud of. I went through a rough patch some years ago, and I gained an unbelievable amount of weight during that time. I had almost given up hope. I then decided that I was too young to give up on life and I had two children that were depending on me and this lifestyle was not fair for them to have to deal with any longer. I began to eat right and work hard and the weight began to fall off. I had set a goal of 100 lbs for myself. I am proud to say that I have lost 140 lbs to date and kept it off now for over a year. I still have more weight to lose in order to reach my ultimate goal. I am going to reach it

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

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

Job Interests

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

    Skills & Expertise

    • Parkinson's Disease
    • Senior Care
    • Elder Care
    • Home Care

    Languages

    • English

    Experience & Education

    Private Caregiver

    Nov 2008 - Apr 2012
    Mildred Dey
    I worked with my patient in an assisted living center. She had her own apartment. I helped her with her basic ADLs. Included bathing, toileting, dressing, dental hygiene, preparing meals, feeding her, helping to transfer her to her wheelchair and walking if she felt stable enough. I worked 3-10 hr days one week and 2-10hr days the following week. There were three other caregivers that I shared care with. I also being a licensed hairstylist, manicured her nails and set her hair for her. I wanted to make her feel taken care of and special as well as look her best at all times. I socialized with her on a regular basis. I cleaned her apt and took care of things like feeding birds and watering plants (things she enjoyed to view). Took her for walks outdoors. I took care of her laundry as well. Basically helped her with everything she needed assistance with in order to stay in her own apartment in the facility.
    Nov 2008 - Apr 2012

    SWTC

    Aug 2005 - Aug 2006
    Aug 2005 - Aug 2006
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