Wendy D.|Hebron, IN
10 yrs exp
69 yrs old
Experienced Caregiver Available For Short Or Long Term Position
I am a licensed practical nurse with many years of experience working with both frail and well elderly. Since taking an early retirement after 22 years of hospice nursing, I decided to try working with patients on a one on one basis doing both physical and companion care. In the past year I have had two clients that I cared for until their deaths. I found both experiences to be very rewarding and believe that I was able to add to the quality of life for both of these ladies. One of the things that I enjoyed was having the time to get to know each client, hear their stories and find things that could stimulate their minds and spark their interest to lessen the focus on their infirmities. I believe that it is important to respect the patient's wishes and to keep in mind that while my way may be the easiest, doing things the client's way gets the most cooperation. I am flexible, creative, compassionate, energetic, professional, dependable and a good cook. I am an animal lover and my low key, easy going personality makes me a pretty easy fit in any situation. My hourly rate is negotiable depending on the position, as are the hours that I would consider working. I am willing to act as a one time companion for special events to allow the family to relax and enjoy the event without worrying about the care or needs of the client and for the client to enjoy attending without feeling that they are a burden.