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Care Provided: Day
Languages: English Portuguese
Years Experience: 6
I am Maria Paulo, a Brazilian living in London since 2007. I am married, mother of two young boys and passionate about taking care of others. I am people oriented person with a warm personality that easily builds rapport with clients and colleagues. I started my carer journey as a childminder however since a temporary experience with the elderly I fell in love with the possibility of using my skills to improve the life of ones in such a vulnerable stage of their lives.
I enjoy listening about their experiences, helping them to care care of themselves, make sure their environment is safe and welcoming. I like the opportunity to give them hope that all is taken care of and they can feel that someone is that for them at the time I am working at their homes. I like chatting with them and am amazed with their teachings. I see this work as a exchange of life experiences.
I am diligent about my responsibilities; although I am warm and personable I make sure that my work is performed at the high standards ensuring they are safe and their basic needs are met. I have a First Aid certificate and also have had specific Health and Safety training for elderly people provided by my previous employer. I have experience changing adult pads, stomachs bags, and taking care of patients living in bed. I also have experience on cooking health meals, administering medicine and dressing disable people.
I have worked for carer companies such as Capable Care in Beckenham, South East London and have had many private clients that came through recommendations. I can provide references upon request.
Skills - I have been trained with the following skills
Supporting Children Supporting Young Adults Bathing Toileting Assistance with Dressing Wound Dressing Catheter Care Colostomy Care Companionship Cooking Laundry Cleaning Administrative Tasks Hoist Assistance Moving and Handling Medication Reminders Eating and Drinking Assistance
Experience - I have worked with these issues in the past
Mild Cognitive Impairment Anxiety Depression Osteoporosis Rheumatoid Arthritis Bipolar Heart Disease Stroke Post Operative Orthopaedic Injuries / Broken Bones Cancer Respiratory Illness (COPD, Asthma, etc.) Urinary Disorder (UTI, Incontinence, etc.) Poor or Declining Mobility Dementia (Alzheimer, Vascular, etc.) Deafness Visual Impairment Physical Disability End Of Life Care ME/CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome)
I get to work by: Car
Can I Drive Patients? Yes, I have a car
Pet Preferences - I am happy to look after these sorts of pets alongside a patient.
Reviewed on 29th November 2021
This visit 29th November was cancelled by phone direct to Maria. Mervin remains in hospital.
Reviewed on 11th January 2022
Maria was really helpful, lovely and took care of my father with care! We highly recommend her!
Reviewed on 12th September 2022
I am very disappointed. Maria was doing great with my mother who has Alzheimer’s. Then, after informing me that she could not come the next week for personal reasons, she never gave sign of life again and never answered my messages although she knew that, living on the other side of the world, I really relied on her to visit my mother regularly.