Brandi S. Care Companion in Yarmouth, ME 04096
Looking for part-time work as a care companion.
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- Age 53
- 0 years paid experience
Last signed in: Within four months
Home Care Rates $15 per hour
I truly enjoying helping people in need and I have a particular affinity for seniors and children, most of my volunteer work has revolved around both populations.
I'm currently employed as a Graphic Designer for Maine Audubon. I'm also the mother of two daughters; my eldest is entering college in the fall, so I'm in need of a part-time position to help bring in a little extra money.
When I lived in Boston-area, I volunteered for a nonprofit group called Minuteman Senior Services that provided comfort care as well as other services to elderly shut-ins in the area. While with Minuteman, I visited with 3 different low income seniors who were apartment-bound and needed companionship, as well as assistance with grocery shopping, clean-up, etc. My experiences as a companion was tremendously rewarding for me.
Also in Boston, I volunteered as a playspace leader for Horizons for Homeless Children. I would travel to homeless shelters for women/children and spend a few hours a week playing with the kids there. One of the most difficult/most rewarding work I've ever done.
After moving to Maine when my children were young, I worked in the school system volunteering in classrooms etc., and with the PTO.
My mother contracted early-onset dementia when I was in my late-teens/early 20's. I witnessed first-hand the difficulties she faced -- both emotionally and with a system that didn't have proper support for her or my father.
My husband suffered a stroke 5 years. Though he has made great progress in his recovery, he still needs assistance with transportation, meal prep, dressing, etc., which I provide.
Age Specific Experience
0 years paid experience with:
- 55 to 64 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
- Exercise/Physical activities
- Laundry and linen changes
- Mobility assistance
Experience with providing personal care services:
Experience with providing individualized services:
- Medication Assistance
- Assistance with Pets
Availability & Job Preferences
Prefers to provide visiting care
- On call (as needed)
- Willing to consider a part time position
- Start date is flexible
My availability is valid through 9/9/19
- Weekday Evenings
- Weekends Daytime
- Weekends Evenings