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Rory S.

Rory S.

$25.00 / hr

Yelm, WA

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About Rory

I am a licensed CNA with over 14 year's experience as both an hourly and an in-home 24 hour caregiver. I have many year's experience in other related healthcare fields as well and am also a Licensed Veterinary Technician. I have Nurse Delegation certification, BLS/HCP CPR and First Aid cards, as well as Mental Health certification. The last 2 1/2 years I've worked with predominantly one client providing care for all the activities of daily living (including transportation) and companionship as well as acting as a healthcare advocate. I've also spent 4 years with an Alzheimer's client providing in home care including physical therapy assistance and hospice. I have provided care for clients with multiple health concerns including hypertension, stenosis, heart disease, depression, paralysis, digestive disorders, and cancer. I also worked during my training in a nursing home. As a side note, I have learned tremendously for 5 years the many aspects of case management acting as a POA and Healthcare Representative/Advocate/Case Manager for a family member and other clients so am able to provide those kind of services as well if needed. I previously worked as a Veterinary Technician for 16 years and in a prior position provided at home medical care for my client's pet as well. I can also provide Clerical Support as in prior positions I reviewed/maintained medical and other records, facility admission/release forms and contracts, mental health assessments, legal documents, and auto and homeowner's insurance policies. Also handled all phone/mail communications and appointments. Thank you so much for your time in reviewing my profile and I look forward to seeing how I might help with your caregiving needs. R. Siegel, CNA, LVT Please note that my hourly rate varies depending on the position. Normally I have a 4 hour minimum for short shifts, but can sometimes agree to 3 hours depending on location.

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

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

Skills & Expertise

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer Recovery
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Home Health Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Orthopedic Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Post Surgery Recovery
  • Renal and Urological Disorders
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Skin Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Vision and Eye Disorders
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • German

Experience & Education

Licensed CNA Caregiver

Jan 2007 - Present
Private Clients
Caregiver: Assisted clients with all activities of daily living including personal hygiene, dressing, toileting, ambulation, transfers, physical therapy, nutritional supervision, medications, wound care, social activities, emotional support, transportation, light housekeeping, cooking, gardening, household organization and daily observation/documentation of physical and mental health for reporting to RN and POAs. Emphasis on Alzheimer's and related dementias. Experience with multiple health conditions including: paralysis, hypertension, diabetes, hypoglycemia, depression, ADHD, cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, osteoporosis, severe periodontal disease, macular degeneration, hearing deficits and allergies. Have provided catheter care, hospice care, and used a Hoyer as well as various other types of DME. Medical Liaison: Coordinated with physicians, nurses, hospital administrators, discharge planners, palliative care teams, residential care managers, wound care specialists, physical and occupational therapists, mental health professionals, pharmacists, caregivers and other staff, including multiple levels of care at hospitals, residential care facilities, adult family homes, nursing homes, intermediate care and skilled nursing facilities. Initiated and participated in care conferences. Interfaced with durable medical equipment suppliers and ambulance/wheelchair van transport companies.
Jan 2007 - Present

CareAcademy courses on CareLinx

Aug 2021 - Nov 2021
CareAcademy
CareAcademy courses on CareLinx: Nov 2021: Personal Protective Equipment for Home Care Oct 2021: Maintaining a Clean & Healthy Environment (Infection Control) Oct 2021: Overview of COVID-19 Oct 2021: CareLinx 101 Oct 2021: Being a Professional Caregiver on CareLinx Aug 2021: UHC | UnitedHealthcare Group Training for Caregivers
Aug 2021 - Nov 2021

CNA Private Caregiver

Feb 2018 - Aug 2020
Aline Smith
It is my privilege to write a letter of recommendation for Rory Siegel. Rory was my mother's caregiver starting February 27, 2018 until July 28, 2020 when we had to admit Mom to an Adult Family Home under hospice care. Rory was a compassionate companion and caretaker over that time, remains a friend to us all, and I would rehire her if the situation allowed. Rory is cheerful and energetic, always managing the complicated schedule of doctor's appointments, social outings and medications. She remained calm, but persistent in dealing with my strong-willed mother putting safety and well-being as the first priority. I relied heavily on Rory's attention to detail when it came to managing everything from prescriptions and appointments to dealing with medical insurance issues. She was a strong advocate for my mother both in bringing up new concerns to our family and the doctors, as well as in the appointments themselves making sure Mom's needs were met. My mother struggled with needing assistance and not being able to control her own life. Rory was incredibly sensitive to this and was willing to work with my mom to give her as much control as she was able to take on. Rory maintained day to day organization of my mother's home and coordinated her care between all the caregivers. Rory was able to provide the invaluable gift of keeping mom comfortable and safe for as long as it was possible. If you need any further information, feel free to call me at 206.778.3595. Kelsa Hannick
Feb 2018 - Aug 2020

Case Manager/Care Coordinator/POA

Aug 2010 - Mar 2015
Julia Siegel & Estate
Case Management Support: Liaised with case managers, social workers, home healthcare agencies, elder law attorneys (re POLST, Advanced Directive, POA, Will, and Trust), guardianship & conservator firms, placement specialists, accountants, and designated family members and friends. Interacted with pertinent agencies including the Social Security Administration, Elders in Action, Ombudsman's Office, County Office of Aging and Disability, Department of Human Services, Senior Health Insurance Benefits Association, State Health Insurance Commissioner’s Office, and Circuit Court Probate Department. Insurance Management: Submitted, reviewed, and followed up on claims for primary health and long-term care insurance as well as working with Medicare, Medicare Part D, and supplemental insurance providers. Applied for and monitored requests for prior authorizations and tier exceptions including appeals. Financial Management: Oversaw all financial transactions including banking, setup of online bill payment, rectifying accounts and monitoring expenses. Also implemented stock transfers, coordinated IRAs and CDs including required mandatory distributions, managed credit card accounts, prepared for and filed back taxes and reviewed property tax assessments.
Aug 2010 - Mar 2015

CNA Caregiver

Jan 2007 - Jan 2011
Mary Williams & Estate
Demonstrated excellence and compassion in all aspects of care as an in-home private caregiver for four years. Assisted client with all activities of daily living including personal hygiene, dressing, toileting, ambulation, physical therapy, nutritional supervision, medications, wound care, social activities, appointments, emotional support, transportation, light housekeeping, cooking, gardening, household organization and daily observation/documentation of physical and mental health for reporting to RN and POAs. Position required emphasis on Alzheimer's and related dementias, multiple other health conditions (including pancreatic cancer) and hospice care. Assisted in memorial/funeral preparations, closing the estate and making sure that photos and personal items went to the appropriate friends and family members.
Jan 2007 - Jan 2011

Edmonds Community College

Jan 1989 - Jan 1990
Jan 1989 - Jan 1990

Edmonds Community College

Sep 1988 - Jun 1989
Sep 1988 - Jun 1989

University of California at Long Beach

Sep 1977 - Jun 1978
Sep 1977 - Jun 1978

Santa Monica College

Sep 1973 - Jun 1976
Sep 1973 - Jun 1976

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August 2017
Teresa L.
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Rory, we truly thank you for your conscientious, kind, generous and thoughtful service. We would be a reference for you if needed. Thank you and bless you.teresa and Michael
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February 2017
Gwen C.
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Thanks Rory. Shirley seems so happy with your work and is enjoying the company too!
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