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Cindy H.|Saugerties, NY

$22-25/hr 10 yrs exp 60 yrs old

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Hi, my name is Cindy I worked with children for many years.. I've cared for the elderly before teaching/daycare and came back to where I love being and that is with the elder.. I was a CNA in Florida and worked 2 years in a nursing home there. I'm CPR certified. I've cared for my mother with cancer for 8 years and mother-in-law with many illnesses. I was with two gentlemen part time in the evenings with Parkisons and dementia. I've cared for an elder couple for 3 years and for 6 years was with a Doctors father who had dementia. I've also cared for a very sweet 75 years old woman with Parkisons and very poor Eyesight. I had become close to each family and still have contact with them. I have great references. I have a total of 18 plus years caring for the elder. I'm caring, loyal, trustworthy and do what needs to be done to make your loved one comfortable and give them the best of Quality of life. Looking forward to meeting you and your loved ones.. Thank you in advance Cindy
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Reviewed by Melodie W. 5/5 stars
Cindy occasionally took care of my mother who was elderly and had dementia. She was extremely compassionate, patient & very understanding towards my moms needs. She even went out of her way on her day off on the weekend to stop by when my mom was sick to see if everything was OK. She is dedicated and very dependable. It's hard to find caring & trustworthy caretakers these days and she is one of those rare individuals! I highly recommend her as a caretaker!!!
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What are my senior care options?

When it comes to creating a care plan for an elder loved one, there are different alternatives to explore depending on the wishes of the senior and their family, and the level of care needed. Some of the options are:

  • In-home senior care is a great option for seniors who want to stay at home and just need a companion for daily activities.
  • Nursing assistants can provide medical assistance for seniors in the comfort of their own home.
  • Dementia care is a suitable choice for elders with Alzheimer's or dementia who need specialized care at home.
  • Senior transportation is an option for finding caregivers who can drive your loved ones as needed for errands or doctor appointments.
  • Assisted living facilities are helpful when it's more convenient to move the senior person into a monitored residence where they can receive assistance with their daily activities and socialize with other residents.
  • Nursing homes can provide long-term medical and personal care for an elder loved one who can't be cared for at home.
  • How much does in-home senior care cost in 2021?
    The average senior care rate charged by caregivers on Care.com as of April, 2021 is $15.00 per hour. This rate may vary depending on the services required when caring for the elderly at home. The hourly rate will also be impacted by your location, the caregiver's years of experience, level of education, and if they have any credentials or nursing degrees.
    Are senior care providers background checked?
    Yes, senior care providers on Care.com are asked to complete an annual background check called a CareCheck. Senior care providers who complete this background check will have a badge on their profile displaying the date it was run. While CareCheck is a good start, we strongly recommend that you follow some additional steps for hiring a caregiver safely, which include interviewing candidates, checking references, and running your own background check. Visit our Safety Center to learn more.
    What services are included for senior care at home?
    Besides companionship, most in-home caregivers for seniors can help with their daily activities, such as getting around the house safely, meal prep, light housekeeping, and medication reminders, as well as taking them for walks and driving them to medical appointments or errands. In addition to general home help for seniors, there are also caregivers who can assist with bathing, dressing, feeding, overnight watch, and dementia care.
    How can I find an in-home senior care provider?
    After creating an account, you will have the option to either post a job that can be seen by our large pool of senior caregivers, or you can also search caregivers from our platform, based on years of experience, hourly rate, availability, distance from your location, etc. After you have selected your candidates, you can schedule interviews, check references, request additional background checks, and hire the caregiver who best meets your needs.