Shannon M.|Denham Springs, LA
5 yrs exp
39 yrs old
Experienced, Attentive, Loving Senior Caregiver
Avg response < 16 hrs
I have assisted my grandmother and great aunt with daily activities, supervised their medication intake, assisted them with their walkers and/or wheelchairs, and accompanied them to various activities in the nursing home where they reside. I am familiar with various medical conditions such as Alzheimer's, dementia, and aspiration pneumonia. Most importantly, I sustain quality of life and provide love, patience, and understanding. I am 38 and a single mother to two beautiful little girls. I completed EMT-Basic School in 2001 and have been certified in CPR/First Aid for all ages through the American Red Cross and American Heart Association. I am familiar with taking vitals such as pulse and blood pressure. I am familiar with assisting diabetics. I have become familiar with skin tears, dressing wounds, and bed sores. Most importantly, I love just being there as a companion to spend time with, talk to, or do things with. I believe companionship sustains quality of life.