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Care Provided: Day Night
Years Experience: 12
My name is Mary A and I have been providing hourly and overnight care for 12 years. I am a friendly and caring individual who loves to help others. My primary motivation for caring is ensuring that people can lead independent lives.
Even though I do not drive or own a car, I possess a wide range of skills that include tracheostomy care without a ventilator, assisting with eating and drinking, medication reminders, companionship, and cooking. Over the years, I have gained experience in caring for people with dementia such as Alzheimer's and Vascular dementia, traumatic brain injury, learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and eating disorders.
When I'm not caring for my clients, I enjoy walking, cooking and baking, decorating, gardening, and photography. Additionally, I am comfortable around cats and dogs. Please feel free to contact me to inquire about my availability.
Skills - I have been trained with the following skills
PEG feeding Supporting Young Adults Tracheostomy Care Without Ventilator Bathing Toileting Assistance with Dressing Catheter Care Nebulizer 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 Paraplegia Traumatic Brain Injury Bipolar 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
I get to work by: Public transport
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 24th May 2022
Mary has been providing support for our Mother who has progressive vascular dementia. Mum moved from her long term home into sheltered housing and needed support gaining as much independence as possible. Mary was hugely skilled and supportive. She provided very practical assistance for mum helping her set up systems at home and building routines. She took the lead helping mum with hospital appointments, changing her GP and pharmacy and being a link between mum, the family and mum's healthcare professionals. Mary helped mum gain the confidence to start cooking and baking again and to start inviting friends over to her new flat and re-building her social connections. Mary's communication with the family has been exceptional. We'd highly recommend Mary as a skilled and experienced carer.
Reviewed on 3rd July 2023
Mary and Odyssey are getting to know each other very well.