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Kristen R. Care Companion in Alexandria, VA 22309.

Looking for part-time work as a care companion.

  • First Aid Training

    First Aid Training

  • CPR Training

    CPR Training

  • George Mason University

    George Mason University

Alexandria, VA

  • Age 29
  • 4 years paid experience
  • Female

Last signed in: More than 6 months

Home Care Rates $30 per hour

Kristen’s Bio

My name is Kristen Hope. I am 27 years old and a student at George Mason University. My educational background, personality characteristics, and views on aging and elderly individuals combine in a way that makes me a competent companion caregiver with a unique set of skills to offer the individuals for whom I care.

Through my educational background in psychology and my interest in human development at all stages of life, I have acquired a great deal of knowledge regarding the process of aging from both a general and individualized perspective. When providing companion care, I readily apply this knowledge in order to foster a true sense of well-being in the lives of elderly adults. I place careful emphasis on truly getting to know the individual so that I can create a supportive relationship that meets the individual’s specific constellation of emotional, social, and intellectual needs.

I enjoy spending time with all different types of people, which makes me well suited to provide companion care. I value time spent with the elderly and find it to be thoroughly rewarding; as a result, the companion care I can provide for you or your loved one will be more than simply a job for me – it will be a mutually beneficial, authentic relationship between the individual needing a companion and myself.

For family members of elderly individuals, it is often concerning to witness their elderly loved one becoming less engaged with other people and activities he or she used to enjoy. From a developmental standpoint, it is often beneficial for an elderly individual to reduce the number of social relationships into which he or she focuses energy. Elderly individuals experiencing the normal physical and cognitive losses associated with aging have less energy with which to engage in the world; it is therefore vital that the relationships an elderly individual does focus on are ones that will assist the individual in developing and maintaining the belief that the life he or she has led is one of significance and meaning. The companion care I provide offers a meaningful relationship that does just that.

My personal approach to companion care – an approach based on compassion, authenticity, and thoughtfulness – allows me to support elderly individuals through the aging process because I base my relationship with the individual off a profound and deep rooted respect for the individual’s stage in life as well as the individual’s specific history of life experiences.


Age Specific Experience

4 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
  • Medication reminders
  • Social activities
  • Exercise/Physical activities
  • Laundry and linen changes

Experience with providing individualized services:

  • Medication Assistance
  • Assistance with Pets

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)
  • Permanent (2 or more years)
  • On call (as needed)

Job Duration

  • Will consider a part time position
  • Start date is flexible


My availability is valid through 10/1/16

  • Weekday Afternoons
  • Weekday Evenings
  • Weekends Daytime
  • Weekends Evenings
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Kristen R.
Kristen R.
Alexandria, VA 22309

of age


years experience

Home Care Rates $30 per hour

  • Basic Background Check

  • Enhanced Background Check

  • First Aid Training

  • CPR Training

  • George Mason University

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