Derek C.

$17.00 / hr

I had to take care of my own parents when they both required extensive home care due to Alzheimers and learned then how vital it is to fully understand these afflications and how to deal with them for the best quality of life and dignity and comfort of those elderly. I enjoy interacting with those that have lived long and interesting lives and I recognize the need to return the help and care to them after they have spent a lifetime helping others. I especially enjoy interacting with the family of those elders that I care for and providing appropriate assistance to them also in regards dealing with the ir elderly relatives and the end of life situations that occur. I have personally dealt with over 15 hospice situations and made the end of life transition smooth and dignified and compassionate for all involved. I have found that through improving the quality and enjoyment of daily life for elderly that they simply do better and enjoy living. No matter what the circumstances, and no matter how far gone they are, they still respond to care and love and appropriate attention and return such in whatever way they are still able to. I spent most of my life working in construction in all trades and all levels up to Management and Supervision. I retired from that sort of physical activity due to some aggravated injuries and found that there is a vast need for compassionate and understanding care and assistance needed for elderly. Since I am not so far removed from the elderl ... more

Caregiving Services
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    Part Time
    Short Term
    Either live-in or live-out

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    $22.31You pay

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Senior Caregiver and Live in On Call Caregiver

Cambridge Family Home

Jan 2010 - Oct 2014

I was the live in on premises Caregiver at this Adult Family Home for four years. I was on call 24 hours a day and also had my own shifts. I trained and apprenticed all the new Caregivers when they started and was always on call to assist as needed and when emergencies or Hospice situations arose. I interacted with family when they visited and provided support and succor for relatives when Hospice was involved and when end of li fe occurred . ... more

Certifications / Licenses

Home Care Aide (HCA)


Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)


Nursing Assistant Registered (NAR)


Bayview Secondary School


1971 - Present