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Care Provided: Day
Years Experience: 30
I am a registered nurse, with 30 years experience in the healthcare profession.
Previously I worked in the hospital setting, but over more recent years I have done district nursing, and now I work in community hospitals. I spent 16 years on and off, caring for a young adult with complex needs, and have had several care jobs with the elderly in their own homes.
I enjoy building a rapport with the people I support, encouraging independence, and hopefully putting a smile on their faces! My sense of humour is good and I am cheerful and trustworthy.
My skills include companionship, assisting with activities of daily living, medication administration, and clinical nursing care ie dressings and catheter care.
I'm also a bit of a foodie, and enjoy cooking for others.
Skills - I have been trained with the following skills
PEG feeding Supporting Young Adults Tracheostomy Care Without Ventilator Bathing Toileting Assistance with Dressing Wound Dressing Catheter Care Colostomy Care Nebulizer BIPAP 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 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 Epilepsy Paraplegia Traumatic Brain Injury Cerebral Palsy 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, in my insured car
Hobbies - I have an interest in these activities and like to talk about them.
Pet Preferences - I am happy to look after these sorts of pets alongside a patient.
Reviewed on 12th March 2023
Cath is fantastic! She helped my elderly dad when he had a catheter fitted. Cath is friendly, kind and empathic but also highly professional. We count ourselves so lucky to have found Cath and would highly recommend her.
Reviewed on 20th November 2023
Cath has been supporting my mother for about a year in which time they have built up a good rapport and friendship. Cath has been very helpful and caring with every aspect of my mums care , nothing is too much trouble for Cath she goes shopping, takes my mum out for a coffee or just a drive to give her a break from being indoors . We are going to miss Cath when she moves , she has been a huge help to our family.