Christine W.|Cathedral City, CA
6 yrs exp
59 yrs old
Part Time Personal Care/Companion Attendant
My senior experience began for me while working in a nursing home. I was placed on the most difficult floor helping individuals who were immobile, lacked verbal communication due to strokes or other illnesses, and had various stages of Alzheimer's disease. Some clients were incontinent and required diaper care. Duties included bathing, feeding assistance, grooming, linen changing, and personal one on one time to help alleviate loneliness as many of these persons did not have relatives who came to visit. I also assisted the nursing staff with bed sore management including prevention, and when necessary, aiding in the bandaging and cleaning/care of the wound site. I was in this position for 5 years.
In addition to this, I have volunteered with DARTS, in Minneapolis, MN. I did transport and errand running to help individuals maintain their independence.