I believe strongly that all people deserve the right to choose to live their life independently, and am happy to offer whatever skills and attributes I have to assist. I have a sensitive nature, and although I am able to offer compassion and empathy, I understand that conditions such as pain, frustration, limitations of mental and physical agility can be difficult. I try to approach these situations with a positive attitude and sense of humour, encourage social activities, pet care, outside interests. I believe in listening to people with respect and consideration, regardless of age, gender, health, culture and circumstance, and in giving each individual, including myself, the option as far as possible a full and happy life.
Herewith a brief resume of specific care with which I have been involved.
Live-in short term care, extensive and varied, through care of relative, private client and various UK-based care agencies, a total of 17 months over 15 years, 8 clients. Experience gained included:
Care for couples and women on their own
Set up of care plans and diaries
Mobility problems, clients who had stroke and arthritis
All aspects of personal care, i.e. bathing, toileting, wardrobe
Manual moving and handling
Liaison with health care professionals
Other day-to-day support
I have a full, clean UK drivers licence, love cats and dogs, and enjoy social activities.