Cheron R.|Grain Valley, MO
1 yr exp
62 yrs old
Experienced Home Health Aide/Caregiver
I was hired as a private caregiver for an elderly couple in their nineties in their home resident by the Power of Attorney as a full-time Home Health Aide.
The husband had been diagnosed with Dementia, even as my own father was and he also had COPD. The wife started out on a walker where he was in a wheel chair. I woke them every morning dressed and groomed them to start their day. I prepared them breakfast, lunch, and dinner on a daily basis; I changed out their linens, made their beds, and did two loads of laundry per day along with kitchen clean up after meals.
I had a regular schedule on housekeeping of dinning room and living room areas which consisted of dusting, vacuuming, sweeping, and mopping, as well as cleaning down three restrooms and gathering trash for weekly P/U.
I assisted in daily living, assisted clients with toileting and bathing, hygiene which included haircuts, shaving and hand and foot care.
I aided in daily transfers and mobility back and forth to restrooms to chair to bed to dinning room table for meals.
After they both eventually became bed bounded I changed their diapers and cleaned them up along with changing out draw sheets and pads, while keeping them comfortable, warm, cleaned and re-position every two hour to prevent bed-sores.
I had the pleasure to work with hospice as a team when they were called in for the husband as his condition had worsened until he passed away. I continued to care for the wife until Hospice was called in again for her, she passed about six months later after him.
I enjoy working with the elderly very much and decided to look for work assisting seniors as their caregiver and hope to have the opportunity again take care of someone who needs me as the wonderful lovely couple in-which I had the pleasure to be their for and to be apart of their life's in their latter years.
My experience, even though it could be somewhat challenging at times, weight out to be more rewarding in the long run which left me with the decision to want to stay in the same field.
I provided for them not only a caregiver and aide but with social interaction and compassionate companionship not only someone to talk too, but also someone who would listen.