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Toni B

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Compassionate Live-out Senior Care provider available for Airdrie and Calgary area
Airdrie, Alberta
Active 2 days ago
6 years exp.
From 25.00/hour

Reasons to Hire Me

  • Compassionate, Caring, Patient, Understanding,

Elder Care in Airdrie, Alberta

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I am a compassionate caregiver who loves doing what I do: understand and recognizes the needs and feelings of Seniors and those not able to care for themselves by themselves. I help them so they are able to stay in their own home and keep some sort of independence. I provide personal care, housekeeping, launder clothing and bedding, cook nutritious meals and pays special attention to the physical condition of the patient, ensure they take their medications, attend medical appts and keep a record of their medications, appts and well being. June 2021 - June 2022 - Caregiver for a very sweet woman who has ALS and is not able to walk and uses text to speech app on her phone to communicate. I was her friend and companion and along with her husband we were responsible for meeting all her needs. I ensured she ate 3 meals a day (tube feeding) and was well being kept well hydrated. Medications and supplements were also given for her overall well being. Personal care which included her range of motion exercises, manicures/pedicures, toileting, change of clothing, everyday cleaning and bed baths (which were given by her husband). Using a sling and lift to transport patient to wheelchair to have her hair washed. Running errands before or after work to pick up groceries. Assisted in helping out with pets in the household. Equipment used: BiPap machine, Cough Assist, Trilogy Ventilator. --... Nanny for 3 great kids (set of twins), cooking, cleaning, laundry, assist with homework/speech therapy, crafts, reading, baking, make lunches for kids for school. 2017 - Live-in caregiver/companion for a lovely woman who was diagnosed with early onset Dementia/Alzheimers and diagnosed with Blood Cancer/Bone Cancer. I was responsible for her care Monday - Friday full day and night. My duties included transfers, toileting, administer medications/Blister packs, Morphine patches, grooming, meals, laundry, housekeeping. When she was placed in Hospice care I attended to her at the hospice (Monday to Friday) (8:00am to 5:00pm) as her companion during the day to ensure she ate and drank enough fluids and assisted with transfers for bed and toileting. Also assisted visitors with communicating with her. 2017 - Live-in caregiver for a wonderful family in Edson - their mother has MSA (Multiple Systems Atrophy) - my duties included helping L get around using her walker, wheelchair, showering, grooming, getting dressed, going to the washroom, helping with exercises when Home Care was not there, ensuring she took her medication, ordering medication, checking blood pressure on a regular basis, taking her to doctors appts, shopping, errands, work, visiting family. Cooking, cleaning, laundry, mail, helping out at her office. Looking for a job in the healthcare industry as a responsible caregiver to work with those who cannot care for themselves. Assisted the clients in understanding their needs and requirements regarding their care. Planned and designed nutrition meals. Tube Feeding Experienced in using slings, lifts, manual and motorized Wheelchairs, Trilogy Ventilator, BiPap Machine and Cough Assist. Looked after the cleanliness and healthfulness of the patients and their environment in the best possible manner. Assisted with washroom needs and showering and grooming (hair & makeup) Manicures & Pedicures Ensure prescribed medication is taken, aid in daily exercises and monitor blood pressure Offered around the clock service for aged patients. Assisted the patients in outside traveling such as medical appointments, shopping, Assist patients with walker, wheelchair Experienced in dealing with Dementia, Alzheimers, Cancer, MSA (Multiple Systems Atrophy) and ALS. Companion for patients in Hospice End of life care 2018 Course - Understanding Dementia/ Alzheimers / Brain / Behaviours / The Diseases

Availability

I can work:
Start ASAP
Schedule TBD
Live out
Full-time
Short term
Long term

Services

Personal care
Dementia care
Intellectual disability
Transportation
Companion
Home care
Hospice
Responsibilities include:
Has own vehicle
Bathing
Non-sterile simple dressings
Dressing & wounds
Tube feeding
Medication/blister packs
Administer medication
Housekeeping
Laundry
Meal preparation
Groceries
Errands

Qualifications

Background check
Access to vehicle
Drivers license

Job details

I can provide care:
In private home
Additional info:
Comfortable with family pets

Education

My level of education is
Completed high school

Languages

I can speak:
English

Recommendations

Douglas C

June 1, 2018 To Whom It May Concern It is my pleasure to recommend Ms. Toni Barr for any position as a Seniors Caregiver. I hired Toni in December 2017 to provide live-in care for my 86-year-old mother who was suffering from dementia and cancer. While looking for the right care giver we had hired a home care agency who provided workers to come in during the day while going though an extensive interview and trial process for the position. I am grateful that Toni applied for the job and came in for the interview to meet my mother. Of all the candidates interviewed, I felt that Toni was the best person to help with my mother’s care. From the start I could see that Toni is a very compassionate person who fit in very well with our family. She provided my mother with the best care possible and helped relieve the stress of dealing with someone with dementia. The first month Toni provided live-in care in my parent’s home during the week and assisted with all my mother’s daily needs including helping prepare meals, feeding, personal hygiene, and monitoring pain medications with the guidance of the family. As a live-in Toni was there to aid at night as well which was wonderful to have the continuity of care. Toni also volunteered to provided light house cleaning and laundry for my father which she did while mother slept. The second month Toni provided companion care during the day time after my mother was moved to a hospice until she passed. If you have any questions as to Toni’s role as a live-in caregiver, please do not hesitate to contact me by asking Toni for my phone number. Sincerely, Douglas C Calgary, AB

Don F

To whom it may concern, Toni worked for me in the role of a caregiver for my wife who suffered from late stage ALS and was almost totally disabled. She was in my employ from July 2021 until July 2022 when she left us to deal with some personal issues. While Toni was with us she helped with the day to day care of looking after my wife while I was working. In general terms this consisted of the following tasks: 1. Making her food and feeding via G-tube. 2. Administering and monitoring daily medications and supplements. 3. Assisting with my wife’s ventilator and use of a cough assist machine when required. 4. Assisting my wife with regular range of motion and other physical therapy exercises defined buy a physiotherapist. 5. Using ceiling lift to transfer my wife to wheelchair as required. 6. Assisting my wife with day to day hygiene activities and toileting. In addition to the activities mentioned above, Toni provided companionship to my wife while I was working and also assisted her with any other issues that she need help with. Toni was also diligent about making notes about any protocol changes that were required and following them accurately. I found Toni to be very personable and responsible and I believe these traits made a significant difference to my wife’s state of mind during a very difficult time. I have no problem recommending Toni for any similar position. If you have any specific questions I can be contacted any time by phone on (587) 899-5478. Don Foster

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