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Katherine R. Care Companion in Arvada, CO 80005. Looking for part-time work as a care companion.

  • University of Colorado Denver

    University of Colorado Denver

Arvada, CO

  • Age 52
  • 1 year paid experience
  • Female

Last signed in: More than 6 months

Home Care Rates

Katherine’s Bio

I accepted the caregiver role when my grandfather was in hospice care at his home. I was also working and attending college classes so I shared the care time with my grandmother, hospice workers and sometimes another relative, who was a nurse. He was in hospice care for about 2 mos before he passed away. About 10 years later, my grandmother was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Leukemia. I moved in with her for a little over 3 mos to help her through her treatment and ultimately through her end-of-life hospice care. Both were wonderful experiences, as I felt I had discovered a natural talent of mine. I am compassionate, non-judgmental, understanding, appropriate, trust-worthy and, most importantly, calm. I have only been trained for situational needs by hospice care nurses, social workers and volunteers. However, I am very careful with medication schedules. I have a new vehicle that is very safe and comfortable. My other care-taker experience involved a severe abuse survivor who developed such a deep trust in me that a multitude of repressed memories surfaced and were relived at increasingly more frequent opportunities as the trust level grew. She moved in with me so that I could be there to create an atmosphere of safety and therapeutic security. I felt so blessed that God gave me the grace to give her the proper responses and care during those excruciating memories. I learned about cell memory and saw that the mind is able to compartmentalize pain, especially after life threatening abuse. The experience changed my life in so many ways. I am signed up to train with the Arvada Police Dept. to become a Volunteer Victim Advocate, which will be starting soon. That will give me more tools for relating to people who are going through a hard time.

Experience

Age Specific Experience

1 year paid experience with:

  • Under 55 years old
  • 75 to 84 years old

Experience with providing basic care services:

  • Conversation and companionship
  • Safety supervision
  • Meal preparation
  • Medication reminders
  • Social activities
  • Light housekeeping
  • Laundry and linen changes
  • Shopping

Experience with providing personal care services:

  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Grooming
  • Toileting

Experience with providing individualized services:

  • Medication Assistance
  • Medication Management
  • Grooming Guidance
  • Assistance with Pets

Availability & Job Preferences

Availability Duration

Prefers to provide visiting care

  • Temporary (4 to 12 months)

Job Duration

  • Will consider a full time position
  • Available to start on 2/21/2014

Availability

My availability is valid through 3/22/14

  • Weekday Afternoons
  • Weekday Evenings
  • Weekends Evenings

Skills & Abilities

Languages Spoken

  • French

References

Clarice B. is a reference for Katherine R. Relationship: Family
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