Germaine F

Private Caregiver Specializing in "Dementia"

Nanaimo, British Columbia
Last seen over a week ago

11 years experience

Pay negotiable

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Elder care in Nanaimo, British Columbia

Professional Caregiver Specializing in "Dementia"

I am 59 years old "female" with eleven years of full-time working experience as a Private Caregiver with people diagnosed with Dementia. :
As of the last 2 years, I worked full-time as a live-in in Parksville with a Lady of 93 years of age diagnosed with Dementia. Sadly, she left us on September 7-2019. I am available for full-time work now. I am extremely flexible and accommodating to family members own schedules. My regular schedule in the last 2 years was based on 2 to 3 consecutive weeks, mostly 3 consecutive weeks with a 3 hour daily break.The longest i worked last year was 5 consecutive weeks as my relief worker who was my client's daughter needed extra time to deal with personal issues. I reside in Nanaimo, but I am not restricted as to where I work on on Vancouver Island or the Mainland which I have done over the last eleven years. I am single without children. I own my own home/property on 1.5 acre,
Daily duties ; household management, shopping, cooking,"excellent cook" light housekeeping, clean kitchen after every meal, daily maintenance of bathrooms, main living area, foyer/entrance, laundry, gardening and looking after pets big or small, if any. Other duties and responsibility ; manage all appointments, renewal of prescriptions, dispensing medication from a blister pack, and record keeping of all medication taken and signed out. Monitoring and record keeping of the person's overall health, changes in demeanour either physically, emotionally, cognitively and psychologically. Prioritize health and safety. I like to keep my client involved in her social life, the community etc. Motivation and validation of the person in my care through positive support, encouragement and guidance. My working style is based on the Person Centered Care and the Bio-Psycho-Social Model. In other words, I deal with who the person was prior to her dementia diagnoses, and the illness second. The person will be able to continue living independently with dignity, have a sense of worthiness and inclusion, which is empowering.The importance of having a permanent Caregiver plays a huge role in the life of the person diagnosed with Dementia. It allows for a strong and trusting relationship to develop which is the most important part of working with a person who has dementia, A Trust relationship creates a sense of safety, security for the client as she knows she can rely on her helper. It allows the caregiver and client to adapt to all changes and to journey together as the illness takes its course. I use various Cognitive Stimulation Therapy ; reminiscence, music, dancing, some crafts, painting, walks, cooking, pool exercises if permitted/capable. I love to take my client out daily for a walk, go out for lunch, drive around the Country Side, stop a the Farmer's Market to buy fresh produce, or take a picnic and go to the beach or a beautiful Park.
My personality is very uplifting, positive, gregarious with a great sense of humour. I welcome a good laugh anytime.
I can travel with my client for short or long periods of time if needed. I have a valid Passport. I am fluent in French and English.

It is in trust and knowledge that we can walk the road less travel.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Warm regards to all Families in need of help for a family member or friend diagnosed with Dementia.

I can provide you with a Recent Criminal Record Check, First-Aid - Level A, CPR, Drivers License, Drivers Abstract and my excellent Professional References.

P.S. My fee is based on the duties and responsibility regarding all household management including outside work, schedule, level of care and the stage of dementia.


Availability

I can work:

Start ASAP

Schedule TBD

Live in

Live out

Full-time

Long term

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Services

Personal care

Personal care


Mental health disability

Mental health disability


Transportation

Transportation


Companion

Companion


Respite

Respite


Home care

Home care


Responsibilities include:

Has own vehicle

Has own vehicle

Administer medication

Administer medication

Housekeeping

Housekeeping

Laundry

Laundry

Meal preparation

Meal preparation

Groceries

Groceries

Errands

Errands


Qualifications

Background check

Background check

Close to transit

Close to transit

CPR

CPR

First Aid

First Aid

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Training

The minimum education level I have is:

Some university

I have been trained as:

Support worker


Job Details

I can provide care:

In my home

In my home

Additional info:

Comfortable with family pets


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