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I have 20 plus years of experience and have experienced some extra ordinary situations.
I have been taking care of the elderly for over 20 years and still love it. I have done everything from companion work to hospice in the client's home and in care facilities. In all cases, I do what I can to make sure the client is having fun and enjoying all things available to them even things that seem impossible. One of my past clients, a retired Eastern Airline pilot was wheelchair bound, but he wanted...
I have been taking care of the elderly for over 20 years and still love it. I have done everything from companion work to hospice in the client's home and in care facilities. In all cases, I do what I can to make sure the client is having fun and enjoying all things available to them even things that seem impossible. One of my past clients, a retired Eastern Airline pilot was wheelchair bound, but he wanted to ride horses. I helped make that happen. He loved the beach and so we made that happen as well. He was a very bright guy who because of his circumstances was lacking in male companionship, so I addressed that issue. I took another client, after having hip surgery to the dog sled races at Myopia. She had front row seats and got to reconnect with old friends she hadn't seen in years, with me bringing her hot coffee all afternoon. Outings for people who can't get around are the best. I love to see the sparkle come back in their eyes. One of the first things I do, is find out what the client used to do but is not doing it anymore. What do they like to do? Why isn't it happening anymore and what can I do about it? I take care of everything from medications and medication evaluation, changing electrodes, monitoring sugar levels, bathing, hair and dressing, errands and any driving, bills, house work, laundry, meals. I've been very blessed and have been with some amazing people. We became very close. I was able to be with them right up to the end. Things change and I am able to take it a day at a time; whatever the client needs. I have taken care of people after eye surgery, heart surgery, hip and knee surgery and different minor surgeries. I have taken care of people after stroke and with cancer. I do it all, I just want to make it fun. At this time, my schedule is pretty full. I am not in a position to do live ins on a full-time basis. When I read a listing, I am looking for a client who's life I can better. This means that there needs to be a good fit. It is nice to know if you are looking for long-term care or if the care is short term. It is also good to know what the clients needs will be. I'm looking for a good fit, as I know you are.
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