Carrie B.|Horse Shoe, NC
10 yrs exp
56 yrs old
I'll Show Up! I'm An Honest, Responsible Caretaker Available As A Companion To Elders, For Cooking, Light Housework, Etc. Also For House/Pet Sitting. References Available. Flexible Hours/Days.
My parents adopted me in their mid-50s, so I cared for both of them later in life. My mother was a Nurse, my father a Physical Therapist. I cared for my father, who had cancer, at our home until he passed in 1988. This included feeding him, making sure he got his medications on time, that he was clean and comfortable. My mother lived until 2006, when she passed at almost 98 years old, and I cared for her in my home, taking care of everything from cooking and laundry to paying her bills, shopping and keeping up with her medications (both before and after she came to live with me). She suffered from dementia towards the end, so I understand what it's like to be on duty 24/7 and need a break! I'm available for one day/night a week or five, whatever is needed. I have also cared many times for a neighbor's son, who was a blind diabetic with neuropathy, so I'm familiar with sugar checks, diet, etc. for those with diabetes. I can provide excellent references for this. I also have several excellent references for house and pet sitting.
About Me: I'm a mother to two beautiful daughters, ages 21 and 24, and a grandmother to a handsome boy who will be 3 in May. I love animals, I have cats and dogs whom I love dearly. I am a smoker, but non-smoking households aren't a problem. I do not drink other than an occasional glass of wine or cocktails on special occasions, and I do not use any type of recreational drugs. I was raised old-school, taught to respect others, be honest and fair in all I do. I have a clean record, both criminal and driving. I have had the same car insurance company for 33 years and have never made a claim for myself. I'm happy to run errands, but I would prefer not to be responsible for others as far as driving them, regardless of my record. I love to cook and bake. My style is definitely Southern cooking; Some of my specialties are Baby Back Ribs with homemade rub and sauce, Grilled Meatloaf, REAL Baked Mac and Cheese, my Special Spinach even kids like, or my Southern Praline Pecan Cake with Bourbon Caramel Glaze. But any diet restrictions will be adhered to, of course. With both my kids grown and gone, there's no one left to care for, so I have too much time on my hands, and I could really use the extra money. I prefer afternoon or night shifts, even overnight is fine. I will be prompt, dependable, and treat your loved one with dignity and respect. I will always care for them as if they are my own family. As for pet/house sitting, the same thing applies! The house will be kept clean, the pets fed, watered and have lots of attention. If this sounds like someone you are looking for, please contact me. I will respond promptly, unless the need is urgent and immediate, where I will respond right away. The best time to reach me is in the afternoon unless other arrangements have been agreed upon. Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to helping you!