Barbara B.|Collierville, TN
6 yrs exp
64 yrs old
I have worked for the last six years as an in-home caregiver for individuals. I prepare meals, toileting, laundry, dressing, exercise, reading books, discussions, and play games.
I worked on a Dementia Unit as a CNA for several months and have worked as an Activity Director for an Assisted Living Home for the last four and a half years.
What I have done is try to eliminate loneliness, hopelessness, and helplessness in the Elders I care for and try to engage them in numerous ways through teaching art classes, leading exercise classes, culinary arts cooking classes, leading discussion groups, reading to them in book group, playing games, going on field trips, having theme parties, playing movies, planting flowers, and in general anything fun, informative, and entertaining that will enhance their lives every day.
I also work as a CNA two nights a week at the Assisted Living Home giving the Elders snacks and preparing them for bedtime.