Christina B

Compassionate and Reliable Elder Companion Available Today

Calgary, Alberta
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3510/month

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Elder care in Calgary, Alberta

I am looking for a live-out companion position for an elderly person or couple. I am also happy to do light housekeeping, cooking and laundry. My professional background has been predominantly dealing with the public for many years working in Sales and Marketing for builders and developers in Calgary. My job involved providing excellent customer service to my purchasers throughout the entire term of construction. Building a home can be a very daunting and often frustrating experience for many people, so I always endeavored to treat my purchasers with the utmost patience, diligence and courtesy to ensure their building experience was a positive one. Outside of my job, I was the primary and only family advocate and companion for my wonderful mother for over 11 years until she passed away at the age of 96. She needed access to 24 hour medical care, so after a lot research, I found an excellent and unique Nursing Home for her in one of Carewest's facilities where she was very well cared for. I visited my Mom 5 - 7 days every week and was on 24 hour call with the Nursing Home for any emergencies. I also took her to all outside medical appointments and the hospital when needed. I attended weekly meetings with her physician and was involved in all other medical conferences. While this Nursing Home facility was excellent and the accommodations very attractive, it was not at all the same as being in your own home. My major goal was to make sure my Mom had as much fun and fulfillment in her life as possible. She had been a very independent, active and social person before being in a care facility. She was very involved in creative writing groups and even won poetry awards in her 80's! I made sure that we went out on lots of outings to poetry readings, art galleries, movies, lovely restaurants, walks, and we never missed the Stampede! Sometimes we would just stay in and play a game like Scrabble. My Mom was an amazing mother and the most courageous person I had ever known. I was very lucky because she was also my very dearest friend. It was my honor to take care of her. It has always been my belief that because our parents sacrificed so much for us when we were young to keep us safe and happy, we must take equally good care of them when they are older and vulnerable. When I would go to see my Mom, I also had wonderful visits with all the other residents who I got to know so very well over those years. I found my interactions with them to be very rewarding and also a tremendous learning experience about the courage it takes to grow old. I really miss interacting with seniors which is why I am looking for a companion position at this time. Thank you very much for your time and consideration.


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