Karen Y.|Warwick, RI
10 yrs exp
65 yrs old
Caregiver Looking For Full-time, 11, Or Part Time Work
I am a mature PCA with over 15 years experience in the medical home care field. I am a caring, energetic, and compassionate person with my main focus being safety and providing a clean, loving and nurturing environment.
Recently, I was a live-in caregiver for a 96-year-old Alzheimer`s patient who has had moderate to severe dementia, blindness and hearing loss. For the past four years, I have assisted her with all activities of daily living. My responsibilities have included all personal care, cooking, assisted feeding, dispensing medication, ensuring adequate medicine supply is on hand, housekeeping, laundry and physical therapy assistance. We loved gardening, walking, shopping and spending quality time together.
Prior to that, I was the main caregiver for an 86-year-old woman with dementia who had suffered a stroke. I was responsible for her personal care, feeding (I love to cook!), dispensing medication, colostomy and catheters and at the end, hospice.