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Kelly G.

Kelly G.

$27.00 / hr

Elma, WA

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About Kelly

*****CARING*COMPASSIONATE*RESPECTFUL*DEPENDABLE*TRUSTWORTHY***** It is an honor to work with seniors in my community. I grew up taught to respect my elders and in doing so learned that seniors are just young adults in an aging body. I learned about the frustrations and the difficulties of doing things that used to be easy, about the depressing, and sometimes humiliating, fact of having to depend on another for daily living activities. I also learned of the joy of sharing time, stories, humor and life experiences, and the rewards that come from it for both parties. I currently live on a small hobby farm that includes horses, a donkey, chickens, dogs, cats, rabbits and even a turkey. I spend quite a bit of time vegetable and fruit gardening and enjoy a variety of crafts. I am also a volunteer at the local senior center. I am married, with 5 grown children and 6 grandchildren, and am fortunate enough to still have both my parents! My specialties are Cancer Care, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation, Post-Acute, Memory Care, and Hospice Care. I have an innate ability to anticipate the needs of my client, both emotionally and physically. I am open and approachable, and am able to comfortably converse with my client based on their interests and experiences. I'm known for giving great baths and showers and I'm nurse delegation certified, so I can assist with catheters, insulin, wound care and more. I have a clean, dependable car and insurance. I am willing to transport to appointments, outings and events or just stay home together. If you're looking for a provider with an outgoing, cheerful personality, then we may be the perfect match! grayfairy64@gmail.com

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
  • 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
  • Cancer Recovery
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • COPD
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Hearing Disorders
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Home Health Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Orthopedic Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Post Surgery Recovery
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Skin Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Tracheotomy / Ventilation
  • Vision and Eye Disorders
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

ProCare Academy

Jan 2018 - Jan 2018
Olympia, WA
Jan 2018 - Jan 2018

Home Care Provider

Mar 2015 - Jan 2016
Kitsap Tenant Support Svc
I worked as a Home Care Provider for multiple clients with multiple needs. From running errands or taking a client out shopping, to housekeeping and medication reminders. I'm known for giving a great shower/bed bath and love giving a good pedicure! I'm a great cook of a variety of foods. I got along very well with all my clients, who on many occasions just needed a listening ear and a hug. My innate ability to anticipate the needs of my clients, especially those with dementia made me a highly requested caregiver. I truly enjoyed my job there but had to leave when I moved to the Elma area.
Mar 2015 - Jan 2016

Private Care Provider

Jan 2009 - Jan 2014
Jackie Curtis
Cared for a client with dementia in my home and another client post-hip-replacement surgery. It was this care providing that got me started in the caregiving profession.
Jan 2009 - Jan 2014

Martha and Mary

Jan 2012 - Jan 2012
Poulsbo, WA
Jan 2012 - Jan 2012

Olympic College

Jan 1991 - Jan 2007
Bremerton, WA
Jan 1991 - Jan 2007

Reviews (2)

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December 2019
Don L.
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Thank you for your help these past two weeks. I especially appreciate the optimism you have brought back into our lives. Your multi-faceted has really helped us to make a positive transition in our difficult situation. I am confident that you will be effective in helping Diana and I to be comfortable and make the most out of the remaining time God has given to her. Don
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January 2019
Ann D.
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