Sylvia M.|San Juan, PR
2 yrs exp
56 yrs old
Senior Caregiver Available
I coordinated caregiver services for my grandparents when they could no longer take care of themselves. I worked part-time for a senior couple for over a year. He had Alzheimer's, diabetes and prostate cancer. She had arthritis and serious problems with her neck. Some of my responsibilities included: -preparing meals, snacks, and nutritional shakes -taking him on daily walks -engaging him in activities to exercise the brain, including doing puzzles, playing games, reading the newspaper out loud, and practicing math -singing along with him his favorite songs - He loved to sing! -leading simple breathing exercises, body stretches and meditation to help relax the body and mind -transporting and accompanying to medical appointments. Part of my compensation included living rent-free in the apartment next door.
I have also helped other elderly women with dementia (see review) and a 40-year-old woman who was wheelchair-bound.