Karen J.|Cupertino, CA
1 yr exp
Elderly Companion-promote Health, Sitter For Kids
I've loved kids, elderlsince I was a child. Age 5, best friend's mom was nurse. I admired & loved her mom& wanted to be nurse too. Chose college courses,#1RN program,#2 natural resources. I do love out of doors. Hobbies several types of skiing, fishing,& was lucky to have older neighbor w/ his life immersed in horses & horse packing in mountains. I believe in honoring our parents. 20 yrs working in nursing, especially in hospital, I took intensive care of 1st my Father, until his precious life passed. My Mother then needed alot of care. Their care overlapped for 2 yrs. Mother's care was close to 8 yrs. Combined time that I assisted them was 18 yrs continuously. They were in & out of nursing homes & hospitals. Their health & prosperity exceeded all expectations when they were at home under my direction, not institutions'. I was able to give my parents intensive care w/help of physically strong caregiver. Like dogs, cats, play, teach, read w/kids.