James N.|Elgin, IL
2 yrs exp
61 yrs old
Personal Care Attendant/Companion Ft
Avg response < 3 hrs
I have been a caregiver to a college professor aged 97 and a retired businessman aged 78 over the last couple of years. My duties to include most if not all of adl's. Bathing/showering, dressing, preparing meals on occasion, dispensing and monitoring of meds, transportation to doctor and business appointments. Also visits to family and friends. I do carry my own liability insurance for the clients benefit as well as my own.
The only health issue I have dealt with was their limited mobility. One required a wheel chair, the other was still quite mobile but got winded easily. Additional responsibility to include the insertion of hearing aids and getting them re-charged.
I have been married 33 years, have two grown adult children and one granddaughter. I am very family orientated. I watch sports of all kinds, play guitar, write poetry, have played chess on occasion. I enjoy being with the older generation, they have a lot to offer. Oh yes if wondering about my age 61.