Care Companion in Pawtucket, RI 02861.
Looking for full or part-time work as a care companion.
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- Age 66
- 20 years paid experience
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Home Care Rates $200 per full day
Hi, My name is Ann and I have been working as a caregiver for about twenty years now, since I came here from Ireland. I have taken care of people whose illnesses included Parkinson's, Diabetes, Alzheimer's , various forms of Dementia, PSP and ALS, lack of mobility, loss of sight or hearing and heart problems. I am familiar with Catheters, Colostomy bags and G.I. tube feeding. I think it's important as people age to, when possible , help them stay in the home they have been happiest in. Familiar surroundings can in a lot of cases minimize their confusion and feeling of dependency.
As I said I help with all ADLs and over the years have worked with both doctors, nurses and therapists (PT/OT) to implement whatever care routines are necessary to make the client's life as safe, healthy and comfortable as possible. I also do light housework, cooking and laundry. While I do not drive myself - I have someone (at no charge to you) I can call on whenever necessary.
I normally do a 3 to 5 day shift as I find this is easier for everyone. The client has fewer people to deal with, which helps build a relationship and lessens any confusion (caused by a constant stream of strangers at a time when they feel most vulnerable), the family has the comfort of knowing that there is someone with their loved ones at all times and I wake up at work. I am also available for days/nights or shorter shifts.
I was with one lady for 8 years and my last long post was with a couple for almost 2 years until their passing. I have excellent references from both families.
I hope to hear from you soon.
Age Specific Experience
20 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
- Exercise/Physical activities
- Laundry and linen changes
- Mobility assistance
Experience with providing personal care services:
- Feeding and special diet
Experience with providing individualized services:
- Medication Administration
- Medication Assistance
- Medication Management
- Grooming Guidance
- Assistance with Pets
- Meal Planning
- Nutrition Education
- Mobility Training
Experience with providing health & medical services:
- Wound Care
- Pain Management
- Diabetic Care
- Ostomy Care
Availability & Job Preferences
Prefers to work as a live in care provider
- Short term (1 to 3 months)
- Temporary (4 to 12 months)
- Permanent (1 to 2 years)
- Permanent (2 or more years)
- Will consider either a part time or full time position
- Start date is flexible
My availability is valid through 6/26/17
- Open (all day, everyday)