Kathleen J.|Saratoga, CA
8 yrs exp
58 yrs old
Experienced Personal Care Giving Advocate Transition From Hospital To Home Independence
Walking both my parents with cancer and a degenerative brain disease through the transition of independent to dependent living and ultimately hospice, coupled with my most recent life experience trained me in the power of dignified care and advocacy! My cousin was having a brain aneurysm at an ER and my tenacity and unwillingness to accept their assessment of her symptoms, saved her life! The intensity of this life event along with my past experience, provided me with the skill set to transition my cousin from hospital to private care in her home. This included "setting up" the home prior to patient arrival, sourcing the professionals, scheduling private nursing, rehab staff, chef, and house management pertaining to rehabilitation. Simultaneously caring for her aging parents with cancer treatments and onset dementia. The talent for caring for people with dignity, common sense and a lot of humor, is a gift God blessed me with! It will be an honor to care for you or your loved one!