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Care Provided: Night
Years Experience: 42
I have worked in the care sector for more than 16 years as a health assistant, supporting service-users to live independently, mainly in residential homes and home care setting. Prior to that, i was a fully qualified nurse for 16 years. During this period, I have gained the skills, knowledge and experience, through training, meetings and personal reflection to effectively meet all challenges.
I am an enthusiastic, self -motivated person, who is reliable, trustworthy and always punctual. I have good management skills and always prioritise my workload. I have good communication skills both written and verbal, which I is very important when working with family members. I am capable of working with minimal supervision and I use my own initiative to archive targets.
Finally, I am dedicated to my duties and empathetic to my clients under my care. I also take satisfaction in knowing that my efforts are making a difference to peoples lives.
Skills - I have been trained with the following skills
PEG feeding Bathing Toileting Assistance with Dressing Wound Dressing Catheter Care Colostomy Care Ventilator Care Companionship 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 Multiple Sclerosis Motor Neurone Disease Traumatic Brain Injury Schizophrenia Cerebral Palsy Heart Disease Stroke Post Operative HIV / AIDS Cancer Respiratory Illness (COPD, Asthma, etc.) Urinary Disorder (UTI, Incontinence, etc.) Poor or Declining Mobility Dementia (Alzheimer, Vascular, etc.) 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
Reviewed on 3rd April 2020
Margaret is a very caring lady.She looked after my wife for 2 years until she went in a nursing home .Margaret is well behaved, good communication skills and she can work under pressure. I do recommend her for any caring post.
Reviewed on 31st July 2020
Margaret and Mum get on really well I have found Margaret really thoughtful and friendly.
Reviewed on 8th September 2021
Excellent - Lovely lady. My mother is so pleased with the work she does in helping her .