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Caregiver in Kirkland

 

 
 
 
Marla C.     Age 60      Female      Kirkland, QC  - 107 - 17,000 Ch. Ste. Marie
 
Member ID: 222340 
Seeking work as a : Caregiver / Companion 
Position Type: Live-Out, Part Time 
 
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  About Me
 
I am a 58 year old female looking for part time work as a companion/ gentle care giver. I recently worked with a senior lady where I prepared light meals, medications, offered companionship, accompanied her to appointments and assisted with showering. She has since moved into a full care facility. I also worked very closely with my Father for many years until he passed away from complications due to his Dementia. During his last year, I learned a great deal from the incredible PABs and Nurses who cared for him. I realized then, that I had a special kind of patience with my Father and all the other patients on his floor. I found it very rewarding bringing a little joy to these seniors and it filled my heart. I was given a letter of recommendation from the Head Social Worker of The Lakeshore General Hospital, as she was insistent that Senior Caregiving was my calling. I am kind and gentle, and very empathetic. I can place myself in the situation of someone needing care, and remember how lovingly I would want to be treated. My background is mostly in Meeting Organizing and Event Planning. Music is a huge part of my life, especially the old standards that brought so much joy to my Father, when moments got tense. I believe that music heals.
My interests are swimming and Yoga, and as a pastime; I relax with an adult Coloring Book or a Crossword puzzle. 
 
 
Valid Driver's License:
Yes 
Has a Vehicle:
Yes 
Can Swim Well:
Yes 
Smoking Status:
Non-Smoker 
Comfortable with pets:
Yes 
Languages spoken:
English, English 
 
My Nationality:
Canadian 
Police Check:
Willing to obtain 
Eligible to work in Canada:
Yes 
Civil Status:
Single 
Religion/Spiritual Practice:
Jewish 
 
 
  Work Experience & Education Background
 
7 years experience, 1 references
I am a 58 year old female looking for part time work as a companion/ gentle care giver. I recently worked with a senior lady where I prepared light meals, medications, offered companionship, accompanied her to appointments and assisted with showering. She has since moved into a full care facility. I also worked very closely with my Father for many years until he passed away from complications due to his Dementia. During his last year, I learned a great deal from the incredible PABs and Nurses who cared for him. I realized then, that I had a natural and respectful way of keeping my Father and all the other patients on his floor; calm and happy. I found it very rewarding bringing a little joy to these seniors and it filled my heart. I was given a letter of recommendation from the Head Social Worker of The Lakeshore General Hospital, as she was insistent that Senior Caregiving was my calling. I am kind and gentle, and very empathetic. I can place myself in the situation of someone needing care, and remember how lovingly I would want to be treated. My background is mostly in Meeting Organizing and Event Planning. Music is a huge part of my life, especially the old standards that brought so much joy to my Father, when moments got tense. I believe that music heals.
My interests are swimming and musical theater and as a pastime; I relax with an adult Coloring Book or a Crossword puzzle. 
 
 
Skills:
   Bathing Assistance
 
   Bed Bath
 
   Dressing Grooming assistance
 
   Toileting Assistance
 
Feeding, comforting
 
Experience and skills with following Diagnosis :
   Alzheimer's
 
   Arthritis
 
   Dementia
 
   Diabetes
 
   Malnutrition
 
   Osteoporosis
 
   Pneumonia
 
   Shingles
 
   Visual Impairment
 
Education/Training:
Caregiver / Companion, First Aid Certificate, CPR Certificate 
My education has come from my recent work with a senior Lady who was visually challenged and working along side the Hospital Staff for 1 year, assisting in the care of my Father and some of the other patients. I also participated in multiple Caregiver workshops given by the Alzheimer's Association. In order to prepare me or an emergency situation, I recently became certified in First Aid/CPR. 
 
  Job Preferences
 
Seeking work as a :
Caregiver / Companion 
Position Type:
Live-Out, Part Time 
Work Hours:
20 - 30 hours/week 
Position Duration:
   As Long as Needed
 
   Occasional/As Needed
 
Prefer to work in:
   Home Health Care
 
   Retirement Homes
 
   Clinic / Hospital
 
 
Desired Start Date:
January 22, 2017 
Desired Salary:
$25/Hour or Negotiable salary 
Willing to travel :
Yes,but up to 10 km 
Duties:
   Laundry
 
   Grocery Shopping
 
   Meal Planning / Preparation
 
   Supervise Home
 
   Errands
 
   Assist with Pet Care
 
   Assist with Walking
 
   Vacuuming
 
   Hand Wash Dishes
 
   Escort to Appointments
 
   Plan Visits, Outings, & Trips to Visit Neighbours, Friends, Family
 
   Bathing Assistance
 
   Alzheimer/Dementia Care
 
   Palliative Care
 
 
 
  References
 
Mary McDougall, PSW 
March 18, 2015 To whom it may concern, It is with much pleasure and sincerity that I compose a letter of reference for Ms Marla. As a social worker at the General Hospital, I had the privilege of meeting Ms Marla and interacting with her on countless occasions over the course of a year and a half. We met and worked together regarding the relocation of her beloved late father. While he was at the hospital, I was witness to her daily visits to the unit to care for and support her father. During this time, I saw a woman who was always kind, loving and present. Her role as his loving daughter was remarkable including her natural ability to interact with all of the patients on the unit and her ability to anticipate their needs. In addition, she naturally and without hesitation advocated for the vulnerable patients who had no family member to speak on their behalf and became a substitute daughter to many. This was very much appreciated by staff, patients and family on the unit. Her smiling face and always patient and calm demeanor was much appreciated on the very busy medical unit. After the loss of her much loved father, her daily presence was missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing Marla. Her natural ability to relate to seniors, interact and advocate on their behalf as well as her understanding of the difficult system is an asset to any organization that serves a geriatric population. Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. Sincerely, Mary, PSW