Nicole D.|Valley City, OH
10 yrs exp
35 yrs old
I worked through an agency for 10 years as a Home Health Aide to be able to take care of my mom full time. She had MS. I was also her care manager, in charge of the schedule and of independent providers, as she had almost around the clock care. She used a electric wheelchair and was bedridden for years. She was unable to sit on her own and had limited use of her hands. Duties included meal prep, feeding, bathing, dressing, repositioning and range of motion exercises, companionship, help with transport to appointments/outings, medications, grocery shopping/errands, catheter care.
As difficult as caring for my own mom was, I feel a yearning, if you will, to be a caregiver. I guess it gives me a sense of purpose and I like to help others.
I would have great pride in helping you and your loved one.