Margaret L.|Simi Valley, CA
7 yrs exp
66 yrs old
Senior Caregiver, Companion, Taking Care of the Home
I have been taking care of seniors for the past 6 years, on my own and through several agencies. I have flown my 63 years old friend who suffers from advanced MS and took full-time care of him for 9 months in my home, taking him to doctor and chiropractor visits, cooking, laundry, companionship, and everything he had trouble with, including getting to the bathroom and going outside. I've worked independently with Alzheimer and dementia patients, seniors recovering from accidents that are recovering, spending a week live-in with med reminders, insulin injections and driving them to doctor visits and store and lunch outings. I am an excellent cook and can cook for diabetics, gluten-free and any type of dietary needs. I do light housekeeping, shopping, laundry, gardening and entertaining.... cards, games finding favorite shows on digital TV, recording and playback. I've raise 3 kids alone (now all great adults) and have references. I have no obligations at home and have weekends free, and can work other shifts, including evenings. I live in Montrose, just a few miles away in case you would need me on short notice or in an emergency. I love working with seniors, but glad to hear they do not suffer from intense Alzheimers - that can be a bit rough at times. I'm a great communicator, having been in the entertainment business for decades as well as a teacher for high school and Pasadena City College and UCLA. I would love the chance to meet with you about this wonderful opportunity. I think it would work out for all of us. I have references and have had 3 background checks in the past 5 years (one for each agency).