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FOR THE PAST YEAR I'VE ENJOYED PROVIDING CAREGIVING FOR SENIORS. I like being my own boss. In addition to helping clients with basic tasks, I also can work with the family on quality of living issues, creating projects to promote engagement, etc. I can work in a retirement home or at a client's own home.
There are different levels of caregiving that people need and that I provide:
* Clients seeking Companionship, assistance with meals, errands, doctor appointments or basic physical therapy exercises or memory exercises, doing jigsaw puzzles, art projects. Or clients wanting someone to accompany them to outings, neighborhood walks, trips to the store, cultural events. (These clients are usually fairly independent.)
* Clients with Behavioral Challenges such as dementia, Alzheimers, panic episodes, isolation, forgetfulness. (These clients need someone to help calm them, engage them, orient them, help them locate missing items.)
* Clients with Physical Challenges who have difficulty walking, who use walkers or wheelchairs. Those who need assistance with showering, dressing, toileting, transferring from wheelchair to bed etc. They need guidance to prevent harmful falls. These clients may have had strokes, Parkinsons, diabetes, congestive heart failure, vision and memory loss. (These clients require most assistance or constant care.) I am not a nurse and do not provide medical treatment. But I do provide care, empathy, patience, kindness, creativity, conversation and common sense!
Below is my link at Care.com where you can request my services. Or leave a note in my guestbook.
Dwight is a rare gem. He has been taking care of my father, who is 85, and experienced two strokes in January of 2019, which began the need for him to...rebuild his articulation and memory. He is not an easy patient because he alternates between being fully coherent, and being disoriented. And, yet, despite being a patient who is not easy - Dwight has treated him with respect, imagination, and