I am a 56 year old South African female looking for full-time, live-in care work. I have a British passport and I hold a valid driver`s license and have a DBS.
Besides having 2 years of nursing experience in Cape Town, I hold a degree in Psychology, which includes Psychopathology (the study of abnormal behavior) and have extensive care work experience. My training is up to date and I have worked in the UK as a carer from 2002 to 2006 and again between 2014 to current (June 2016) during which time I have cared for clients with, inter alia, the following conditions:
Extreme old age
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Post Esophageal tear complications
Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) intracellulare infection
All the above clients required a range of different care and skills. I have also worked with catheters, conveen`s, Cpap machine`s, hoists (standing as well) and electronic beds , bath and chair lifts. I have dressed wounds, administered morphine and general medications and handled wheel chairs and Zimmer frames. I have also done bed baths and the usual care for those who are incontinent.
On a general level, I have cooked, cleaned, shopped, run errands, arranged various doctor and hospital appointments, and visits to the library. I also encouraged physical activity both within the home as well as walk`s outside and arranged recreational activities for my clients.
I have always found it easy to immerse myself in the role as caregiver and to give my clients the best possible care. To ensure their quality of life is the best it can be, be it with respect to their illness, disability, mental disorder, diets, recreational activities, their physical safety or their physical and emotional well-being. For me, every client is a unique human being with their own unique needs.
My clients and their families have always been happy with the level of care that I have provided and have acknowledged that I have impacted positively on their lives.
References are available on request.
I look forward to hearing from you.