Gloria M.|Laveen, AZ
6 yrs exp
Energetic, Compassionate Caregiver
I am passionate about care-giving because seniors and those with disabilities deserve excellent care and respect. The elderly possess a wealth of experience and I enjoy helping them.
Dementia care (live-in)
Accomplishment: By being consistently calm, gentle and employing soothing touch, I was able to gain the trust and confidence of the patient who was extremely anxious and resistant to change.
Bedridden elderly patient
Transfers (squat-pivot) Change briefs, bedding. Laundry, meal preparation, assist with feeding.
Stroke victim--Standby assistance with ambulation. Encouraged fluids, sensory stimulation and getting outdoors.
2006 - 2008 Visiting Angels
Achieved "top caregiver" status.
Provided compassionate care to many wonderful clients. Duties: assisting with bathing grooming, toileting, ambulation (standby or hands-on) and activities of daily living. Exercised needed care to prevent falls and/or prevent a falling client from injuring himself.
Planned and prepared healthful meals; shopped for groceries; picked up prescriptions; provided transportation to appointments and activities.
Enjoyed conversation, walks and other activities of the client's choice.
Live-out Assistance for Alzheimer's patient in his home forged strong bond with family during a very difficult time by providing compassionate care for family member until he could no longer remain at home.
Duties included: meal preparation, feeding, standby assisting with ambulation to prevent falls, helping him to bed (for naps) and with comfort, suggesting activities.
Live-out for elderly lady with congestive heart failure (full-time)
Developed special relationship with family by caring for "mom" until end of life.
Duties: stand-by assisting with ambulation, assisting with transfers, meals and making sure that mom was comfortable and warm.
Live-in caregiver for three children with cerebral palsy.
Served meals, provided personal care, housework
Live-in attendant for a man with spinal cord injury (paralysis of four extremities)
Gave bed baths, performed bowel program, catheter care, performed range-of-motion exercises, transferred to and from bed, wheelchair using Hoyer lift.
Live-in attendant for a woman with spinal cord injury. Duties described above, plus driving.