Frances M.|Monticello, NY
8 yrs exp
59 yrs old
Full Time Caregiver
For many years I've worked in the human services profession assisting those with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Supports included working to assist seniors struggling with age-related decline, including those of the Dementia type. Treatment included creating action plans, training of staff, family education, and direct, personal counseling on a one-to-one basis.
Additional experience was personal for me. I took care of my elderly father for several years until the time of his passing. He lived with several illnesses which ultimately caused him to become home-bound. I assisted with self-care, laundry, medication management, COPD treatments, travel/assist to medical appointments, cooking, cleaning, and companionship for my father. I considered it to be a blessing to have been the one person he could depend on. These experiences created a fire inside that, even today drives me to continue this work with passion so as to ensure the dignity of those I provide service to.
Reviewed by Cathy D. Dec 2019 5/5 stars