$13/hr hourly rate $100/day live-in rate FULL-time availability

Profile

I have always loved seniors and have worked with them in different capacities for more than two decades. I enjoy helping people in whatever way I can. I got my commercial driver's license so I could drive an accessible van for seniors. I've been told I give fantastic manicures. My grandfather had Alzheimer's and my dear aunt has it now. I understand dementia and the toll it takes on caregivers. I give respite care for my aunt when I can. I've always had friends many years older than I. I value the knowledge, experience and life lessons that seniors have. They are treasures who need to be kept as safe, actively-engaged and happy as possible.

Employment

Employer Position Location From To
BayLake Retirement & Assisted Living Life Enrichment Assistant Virginia Beach 9/28/15 Present
Lake Taylor Hospital Social Services Norfolk 1/1/89 1/1/94
Hospice Volunteers, Inc. Office Administrator Virginia Beach, VA 8/1/00 10/31/01
Brighton Gardens by Marriott Activities Assistant Virginia Beach, VA 1/1/02 11/20/04
Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay Resident Life Associate Virginia Beach, VA 1/23/12 5/24/13

Education

School Name From To Degree
James Madison University 1982 1985 Bachelor’s Degree
University of VA, Old Dominion & Norfolk State Universities 1986 1988 Attended College

Related Interests & Hobbies

I've been a freelance non-fiction writer since 1994. I also make custom-made soaps and scented dead sea salts. I enjoy volunteering and have done so at church, The Virginian-Pilot, Norfolk Botanical Garden, battered women's shelters, a hospice, Alzheimer's Association, American Cancer Society, March of Dimes and every workplace I've been at. I was also a board member of a volunteer network. I like calling Bingo; gardening (love to watch green things grow!); reading; playing cards and board games; crafts (many!); writing letters; and enjoying the outdoors. I love visiting and walking around Norfolk Botanical Garden, Virginia Zoo, Virginia Aquarium and all our area parks. Thank you!

Languages

English

Experience With

ALS

Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease

Blood Disorders

Cancer Recovery

Cardiovascular Disorders

Diabetes

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Hospice Care

Multiple Sclerosis

Neurological Disorders

Orthopedic Care

Parkinson's Disease

Post Surgery Recovery

Renal and Urological Disorders

Skin Disorders

Stroke

First Aid Training

Transferring/Balance Support