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Stephen M.|Philadelphia, PA

$25-30/hr 10 yrs exp 68 yrs old

Part Or Full-Time Caregiver Available

I've had the opportunity to work part-time with a gentleman with a form of progressive MS for the past 10 years. My goal is to enhance his quality of life by assisting him with everyday activities and promoting his physical well being. Daily activities include: Providing physical therapy exercises for strength and range of motion, as well as massage and acupressure; assisting him at breakfast; transferring him from bed to his wheelchair, and from wheelchair to toilet and back; hand washing, shampooing, shaving, brushing teeth and dressing; assisting him with a hand urinal; administering medications and vitamin supplements; setting up and assisting with his computer and pretty much whatever he may need at the time. I deeply value the bond and friendship that has developed over the years and have had the privilege of helping this kind, determined, and courageous man. I feel a personal mission to support his well being in any way that I can. I also had the joy of working with a gentleman with Alzheimer's, until his recent passing. My role with hm included working with his family to monitor his overall care at a memory care facility. My goal was to enhance his quality of life, encourage his interest in the world around him, and promote his mental and physical well being. Daily activities included: Walking with him indoors and outdoors to promote his balance and strength while securing his safety; engaging him verbally and with pictures and music to enrich his experience and maximize his mental ability; using my experience as a massage therapist - providing him with physical therapy exercises for strength, range of motion, and balance, as well as acupressure and massage; assisting him at meal times to encourage his independence, as well as social skills in the dining room. I would also assist with traveling to doctor appointments, grocery shopping, some light cooking, making sure he was adequately hydrated, art and music, and some personal care.
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Jamie S.|Philadelphia, PA

$20-30/hr 6 yrs exp 29 yrs old

Experienced Nanny, Child At Heart

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Hi! I have 6 years of experience caring for children. This includes being a nanny, being a Sylvan STEM tutor, and experience with children with disabilities. I have been certified in CPR and First Aid through United Cerebral Palsy, Sylvan, a medical assisting job, and various nannying jobs. I am an excellent swimmer, healthy cook, can help with some subjects of school, and I know/am learning ASL. I have experience with special needs and physical disabilities. I am very attentive and focused on healthy living, which include fun activities. When nannying, I tend to focus on positive reinforcement and pay close attention to my children's specific interests and abilities.
Reviewed by Olivia D. 5/5 stars
I hired Jamie 5 years ago and she's been working on and off with our family since then. She helped us raise our two newborn twins and really made the experience of being new parents even more amazing and rewarding. Jamie is extremely conscientious, kind, and loving towards children and families. She's very reliable and also an excellent and clear communicator which helps us especially as parents who are a bit needy and picky with our children. Jamie exemplified and used positive reinforcement all throughout working with our children which truly helped them become the caring and empathetic individuals that they are. Lastly, she went above and beyond taking care of our children, keeping our house spotless, running errands, and making sure my partner and I always had our daily schedules coordinated with one another. Jamie is truly a phenomenal person and nanny and I hope more families have the opportunity to work with her!
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