Renee W.|Houston, TX
1 yr exp
49 yrs old
Experienced Dementia Caregiver Available
I'm a mature, creative, calm natured and compassionate caregiver, who's interests are reading, decorative arts, cooking, travel and cultural history.
I have 1.5 years experience is as a 24 hour live-in caregiver for an elderly lady diagnosed with dementia, cardio-pulmonary obstructive disease, and advanced spinal stenosis. Some of the duties I performed were post-op care after major spinal surgery, timing breathing treatments, motivating and assisting in stretching, range of motion and strength building exercises, giving medications and managing pain medications when needed, keeping records of any health or mental changes and communicating them to doctors and in-home nursing visits, preparing meals and snacks, bathing, grooming, dressing, managing household needs, shopping, escorting to doctors and hair appointments, and planning activities.
One of the most challenging parts of caring for a dementia patient is maintaining a routine and keeping their interest in life, in order to care for their emotional well being and maintain their quality of life.