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Daphne A., Care Companion in New Orleans, LA 70124 with 4 years paid experience

Daphne A. Care Companion in New Orleans, LA 70124

Looking for part-time work as a care companion.

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    First aid certification

  • CPR certification

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    CPR certification

  • Northwestern University

    Northwestern University

New Orleans, LA

  • 4 years paid experience
  • Female

Last signed in: Within four months

Home Care Rates $25 per hour
$75 per half day
$120 per full day

Daphne’s Bio

I am at an age where the important people from the early part of my life are now in their sunset years. I find that my appreciation for babies is easily transferred to these tender but experienced souls. I work at my computer all day and wonder sometimes who might be like me, living in a house by him/herself, spending hours in relative silence alone yet valued by others. I enjoy long conversations and can sense my company's preferences for talkig or listening. If less involvement is preferred, I could work on my computer and get up to help my host(s) to the bathroom, to make them a meal, or to share a joke or a little hug before getting back to my easy-paced (and modestly paid) solitary work. I would love to be called upon to read to someone if they would like that.

I also feel that my experience as the assistant to Larry Gorski (now deceased) is crucial to forming my sense of how to care for a person with special needs.  He was a quadriplegic with some use of his hands -- a brilliant man who worked with Attorney General Neil Hartigan and Senator Paul Simon as a publicist and campaign manager.  He was also an advocate for persons with disabilities, and I helped him do research on voting poll accessibility.  He was instrumental in the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  I was his driver, proofreader, wheelchair assistant and office assistant for more than a year.

While in graduate school, I reported from Capitol Hill and lived in the Washington, DC, area with a man who was 84 when I moved in. As the former managing editor of the Washington Daily News, he was a fascinating host and roommate, and I naturally wanted to be there for him as a friend and caregiver.

His son is now retired from the Social Security Administration and can provide a good reference for me.

Experience

Age Specific Experience

4 years paid experience with:

  • 55 to 64 years old
  • 65 to 74 years old
  • 75 to 84 years old
  • Over 85 years old

Experience with providing basic care services:

  • Conversation and companionship
  • Safety supervision
  • Meal preparation
  • Medication reminders
  • Social activities
  • Exercise/Physical activities
  • Shopping
  • Mobility assistance

Experience with providing personal care services:

  • Grooming
  • Feeding and special diet

Experience with providing individualized services:

  • Medication Administration
  • Medication Assistance
  • Medication Management
  • Grooming Guidance
  • Assistance with Pets
  • Meal Planning
  • Nutrition Education

Willing to run errands

Willing to provide non-medical transportation (e.g. to appointments, shopping, errands, etc.)

Availability & Job Preferences

Availability Duration

Prefers to provide visiting care

  • Short term (1 to 3 months)
  • Temporary (4 to 12 months)
  • Permanent (1 to 2 years)
  • On call (as needed)

Job Duration

  • Willing to consider a part time position
  • Available to start on 12/31/2014

Availability

My availability is valid through 12/31/14

  • Open availability on weekdays (M-F)

Skills & Abilities

Languages Spoken

  • French
  • Spanish

References

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Daphne A.
Daphne A.
New Orleans, LA 70124
4

years experience

Home Care Rates $25 per hour
$75 per half day
$120 per full day

  • First aid training

  • CPR certification

  • Northwestern University

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