Kathy E.|Bellevue, WA
10 yrs exp
68 yrs old
Kind, Dependable, Upbeat, And Respectful Companion
For five months last year, I created & conducted activities in a senior living home and LOVED working with the residents (ranging from fully independent to having dementia). Currently (10 hrs/wk), I care for a sweet woman with Alzheimer's, and recently (for 6 mos), I cared 24 hours on weekends for a delightful woman completely paralyzed.
I completed 75 hrs of WA State Home Care Aide training in January, but the test has been postponed.
My mother, almost 97 in Montana, faces dementia challenges. From my teens, I've loved interacting with seniors. My grandparents died before I knew them, so that may be part of it, but it's the WEALTH of life experience that seniors have that captures me. For those declining physically or mentally, I see beyond that & meet them where they are. I try to find humor in even the smallest things to brighten their days. I love pets of all kinds. I am prompt, dependable, upbeat, and flexible, and go with the flow.
Reviewed by Paul P. Aug 2020 5/5 stars