Doreen N. Care Companion in Greenfield, MA 01301
Looking for full or part-time work as a care companion.
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- Age 59
- 30 years paid experience
Last signed in: Last week
Home Care Rates $20 per hour
I became a elder care provider by accident. Many years ago I had a friend that had elderly parents. When he passed away I started looking in on them and providing companionship for them. Then my Mom got sick and I quickly realized how important providing support and care for both my Mom and Dad was. After my mom passed, my dad was my lonely, so my husband and I were his constant companion. As time went on I started looking in on friends parents, and neighborhood elders. Word spread quickly and while I lived in New York I was so busy with elder care that it became a full time job. One that I loved!
When my husband and I moved to MA I became a CNA/HHA, but working in Nursing Homes or for heath care agencies was not for me.
I want to spend as much time with a person as they need. I don't want to cut the cup of tea short or leave in the middle of a story just because an agency says I have to. So I went back to working on my own and doing what I love to do. If someone just needs a ride to a doctors appointment or maybe company for a trip to the grocery store I am the person for them. If they just want someone to make them lunch and have a conversation to break up the day that's me. I can and will help with meal prep and light house work, but companionship is my strong suit.
Age Specific Experience
30 years paid experience with:
- Under 55 years old
- 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
- Light housekeeping
Experience with providing individualized services:
- Medication Management
- Assistance with Pets
- Meal Planning
Availability & Job Preferences
Prefers to provide visiting care
- Short term (1 to 3 months)
- Temporary (4 to 12 months)
- Permanent (1 to 2 years)
- Permanent (2 or more years)
- On call (as needed)
- Willing consider either a part time or full time position
- Available to start on 11/9/2015
My availability is valid through 2/8/16
- Day-time Weekdays (M - F)
- Weekends Daytime
- Weekends Evenings
Skills & Abilities