I am an active, mature English woman with 15 years experience of Live in Care work. I have nursed clients through to end of life in their own homes in long term live in posts. I am a caring and dedicated carer. I find Palliative Care particularly rewarding. I understand the importance of supporting the family as well as the client.
My interests are reading, weaving, films and walking. I enjoy spending time with my grandsons, driving, walking our dogs, exploring new areas. I have travelled and lived in a number of counties during my life. The last 27 years have been in Cornwall where I have for the last 8 years worked locally through word of mouth recommendation. I have recently taken a couple of months off to refresh myself.
I feel everyone has the right to be treated with sensitivity, dignity and respect. My feeling is that looking after others is very much about recognizing each is an individual and responding accordingly, meeting each persons individual needs.
I have gained extensive experience during my time working for an agency initially, as a Health Care Assistant in various wards in The Royal Cornwall Hospital Treliske, Derriford Hospital Plymouth, Torbay and a number of Community Hospitals during my time with Newcross Agency.
I have experience with personal care, first aid, safeguarding, food and hygiene, moving and handling, hoist and stand aids, catheters, Peg Feeding, medication, diabetes, diet and insulin injections, incontinence, challenging behaviour. I have worked with a client for three years who had had a stroke. My experience has included 8 years caring for dementia clients.
More recently I have had three clients whom I have looked after long term, each of them through to Palliative care/end of life. I believe in a person's right to be at home for the end of their life if they choose.
I am available for positions in Cornwall.