Lauren G.|Kansas City, MO
9 yrs exp
39 yrs old
Special Needs Mom Knows The Struggle
I'm here as a caregiver and massage therapist who specializes in special needs populations.
My personal life includes being a mom to three amazing kids, each with ADHD, two with anxiety disorder and one with a speech delay. My oldest is 16 and managing his needs very well, and his 6-year-old twin siblings keep me on my toes.
So I know what it's like to parent special needs kids, and the fear you have in leaving them in someone's care. My background means I'm really good at watching hyperactive kids, kids who need stimming, and kids who could put themselves in danger easily without the right caregiver. I'm also comfortable with patients who are nonambulatory, aging or experiencing dementia.
I use my skill in massage therapy to help ease the stimming needs (with approval) through brushing, massage, or the Trager method. I'm empathetic to people in my care at all times. If you're nervous about hiring a caregiver, I'm your girl!