Mary S.|Forest Lake, MN
5 yrs exp
54 yrs old
Loving, Compassionate Caregiver
I have been trained as a CNA, and have cared for kids and adults with special needs for over 20 yrs. I currently provide both senior and special needs care.
I have training in various special dietary needs, daily cares, and have some useful tools to assist with memory and behavior issues. I have had caregivers in my own home, and understand the loss of privacy.
My senior care-giving began as my own father's health began to deteriorate in 2010. I was able to see first-hand the need not just for physical cares, but for emotional, social and spiritual support as well.
Coping with end of life issues, loss of autonomy, opening one's home to strangers, and all that accompanies this time of life is tremendously difficult for everyone involved. Respect for the individual and family are paramount.
I understand that this is not simply about daily cares, cooking, cleaning, and errands. It is also about supporting the individual and helping them to transition with as much peace, comfort!