Hi, my name is Jona.
I am male, 40 years old, and currently live in West Los Angeles.
For a period of two years, I was employed as a live-in caregiver for a senior woman with dementia. My duties with her included: transfer to and from wheelchair, bathroom assistance, dressing, occasional bathing, meal preparation, light housekeeping, errands, day-trips, and administering medication.
Beyond the duties, an important aspect of my work with her was "being present" - aware of her moment-to-moment needs - and providing companionship. Working with her was a wonderful experience.
In addition, I worked as caregiver for a senior man. He suffered a stroke (and subsequently partial paralysis), and required assistance while being rehabilitated.
I enjoy helping others, and always act with his or her well-being first in mind.
Thank you, and best wishes.