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Care Provided: Day
Years Experience: 11
Hi, I'm joanne or Jo, I live in Greatstone along with my children, who age between 13 and 25.
I have a good sence of humor but am also very compassionate and caring.
I have had my own companies before and worked as a PA. I decided to change my career a year ago as I feel I have alot to give caring as I have patience and empathy along with a loving personality.
I have had many years experience caring for family members and friends along with my children. My eldest child is disabled so I have done many many courses on various types of illnesses.
I have been caring professionally visiting clients in there homes.
My experience with these clients run from 28 years old to 98 years old both male and female.
I have passed every course I have been on from first aid to end of life care.
I am experienced in personal care, hoisting, end of life, dementia, medication, autism, stokes ect
My clients, have been very happy with the care they have received from me and have only gone out on my own instead of working for a company direct as I have good morals and can follow my own guidelines as care companies guidelines sometimes prevents you from caring out essential things.
I love caring , it is the most rewarding job. I am extremely empathetic with both clients and there families.
Skills - I have been trained with the following skills
Supporting Children Supporting Young Adults Tracheostomy Care Without Ventilator Tracheostomy Care With Ventilator Bathing Toileting Assistance with Dressing Wound Dressing Catheter Care Colostomy Care Ventilator Care Nebulizer CPAP 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
Autism Spectrum Disorders Mild Cognitive Impairment Bedbound Parkinson's Disease Anxiety Depression Eating Disorders Type 1 Diabetes (Insulin Dependent) Type 2 Diabetes (Non Insulin Dependent) Osteoporosis Rheumatoid Arthritis Spinal Injury Learning Disabilties Downs Syndrome Multiple Sclerosis Motor Neurone Disease Muscular Dystrophy Epilepsy Paraplegia Traumatic Brain Injury Schizophrenia Bipolar Psychosis Cerebral Palsy Cystic Fibrosis Heart Disease Stroke Post Operative Orthopaedic Injuries / Broken Bones Cancer Huntington's Disease 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? No, I cannot drive
Hobbies - I have an interest in these activities and like to talk about them.
Cooking & Baking
Pet Preferences - I am happy to look after these sorts of pets alongside a patient.
Reviewed on 28th May 2022
Great over and above
Reviewed on 8th June 2023
We really enjoy having Joanne and her support both to Andrew and me. Joanne always arrives with a smile and i am most appreciative of her interaction with Andrew.