Ashley N.|Mountlake Terrace, WA
6 yrs exp
30 yrs old
Looking To Care For Your Loved Ones
Hi, My name is Ashley and I have been caring for senior citizens since I was 16. I've looked after seniors of all types of difficulties, mainly ones who have or are dealing with strokes, Alzheimer's, and dementia. I started having a passion caring for seniors once my dad had a stroke when I was 11. I would help my mom out with small odds and ends and enjoyed giving a helping hand. Once my mom moved out I became my dad's primary caregiver. I've taken him to doctors appointments, kept his area clean and organized, prepared meals, helped with bathing and getting dressed. Along with caring for him we would go on adventures, I'd take him to the movies, or to grab a coffee, or just sit at a park. When I was 20 my grandfather also became very ill and developed Alzheimer's and dementia. He had a hard time accepting his old age so he was a little more of a challenge but he kept me busy and on my toes and I loved it! I would take my grandpa to all his appointments, prepare and feed him all meals, kept up with maintaining the chores in the house; washed dishes, cleaned bathroom, organized his room, changed sheets, etc, fed his dog, assisted with the bathroom, administered medication and drove him to his absolute favorite pastime... Bingo!