Lisa E.|San Clemente, CA
3 yrs exp
51 yrs old
Personal Care Giver Full Or Part Time, In My Home Or Yours.
Avg response < 1 hrs
Hi. For the last 2 1/2 years I was a personal care giver for an 84-year-old woman with stage 4 breast cancer. The last year and a half, she moved in with me so that she can have 24/7 care with me. I bathed her, took her to all of her doctor appointments as well as her personal appointments, I bathed her, colored her hair, provided meals and snacks for her, went shopping for her, managed her medicine, and managed all of her home health appointments with her various nurses and therapists. I also took her for strolls along the beach and included her in all of our family events. When she became incontinent, I cleaned her and changed her. She was on full time oxygen when I started to care for her and along with her therapist and doctor's approval, I was able to slowly wean her to just evening O2 therapy. The last 6 months, however, her cancer progressed and she needed Oxygen therapy 24/7. Sadly, she passed away this last February. Her only child lives back east.