Care Companion in Narragansett, RI 02882.
Looking for part-time work as a care companion.
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- Age 49
- 12 years paid experience
Last signed in: More than 6 months
Home Care Rates $10 per hour
I have been the caregiver for each of my Grandmother's as they grew older into their eighties and nineties, as well as a close friend of the family who was my nanny from the time I was 9 months old to age 21. My father lives in TX and could not assist his mother; my mother is simply not a nurturer; and, both my nanny's daughter's live out of state.
Duties and responsibilities:
- Light housekeeping (dust, vacuum, laundry)
- Grocery shopping
- Doctor's visits
- Kept track of medication levels and refills
- Reconciled checkbook
- Wrote out holiday cards
- Assisted w/showering
- Daytime drives to beach, restaurants, mall, stores, church, etc.
- Evening drives to attend parties, functions
- Visits for companionship (played games, watched TV)
I was happy to assist each of these fantastic women because I loved them and learned much from them. They were independent, opinionated, strong women who helped me develop into the self-confident, successful person I am today. I believe in aging with dignity, grace and respect, as they did, and anticipated whatever I could to make life as comfortable as possible for them. There is no need to be a shut-in, especially when one has a vitality for life. Once they went into assisted living, nursing homes and eventually hospice care, I was right there to monitor medication levels, nurse and doctor treatments and to be a frequent visitor.
I would enjoy providing companionship for anyone who wishes to have a new face in their life, a little help with something around the house, etc. I am a warm, friendly person who loves to listen to stories and learn about others.
I am happy to provide references once we decide if there is a good fit.
Age Specific Experience
12 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
- Light housekeeping
- Laundry and linen changes
Experience with providing personal care services:
- Feeding and special diet
Experience with providing individualized services:
- Medication Assistance
- Grooming Guidance
- 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)
- Will consider a full time position
- Start date is flexible
My availability is valid through 2/24/14
- Day-time Weekdays (M - F)
- Weekday Afternoons
- Weekday Evenings
- Weekends Daytime