Salifu B.

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Availability

Hourly

Requested Rate

Hourly: $20 / hour

Experience

19 years

About Me

Caregiving stems from my upbringing. In Africa, we care for the elderly -- our parents and also other family members. Caregiving is very natural to me. My goal for a very long time was to become a nurse, so this has felt like the right stepping stone to get there. I like to engage my clients in conversations. I get to know people on a personal level and get to know their likes and interests. I become very close to my clients, practically like family. I'm a cool headed, quiet kind of guy. I'm not very talkative but I am still a good conversationalist. I'm obedient, patient, and good natured, and I can adapt easily to different environments. I have a lot of love for my job, and my heart is tied to this field. I'm able to keep up with the constant demands and needs of my clients. In my spare time, I like to read and exercise, especially going for walks.

Recommendations

We referred to Salifu as Mawia, and he cared for my father from 2017 to November 2018. My father was older and had advanced Parkinson's. Mawia took care of everything for my father and lived with him 24/7. My father also developed delirium a few months after Mawia started with him, so it was a difficult situation. My father also was not an easy person to get along with and he could be so rude to Mawia, but Mawia never overreacted and he took things in stride. Mawia kept the place very neat and clean, and helped my father with his personal needs like shaving and bathing. There was a time when Mawia took a few days off and my father actually said to Mawia that he would miss him -- I couldn't believe it because he wouldn't even say those things to me. Another time, Mawia called me up and said that my father ate his tomato soup, and that's also something unheard of because I had tried to get my dad to eat tomato soup for years. There's just something special about Mawia and we had a very positive experience with him. I recommend him highly.

- Stephanie G., New York

Salifu, who liked to be called Mawia, was the full-time caregiver for both of my parents for about three years from 2014 to the end of 2017. Both my parents had Alzheimer's, and when he started, they were in the beginning stages, but it progressed very rapidly and the days were very hard. My father got violent and tough to manage, but Mawia did not mind. I get tears in my eyes when I think of everything he did for my parents. He was an angel sent to my family. I don't know how we would have done it without him. He was a great cook and my mother would only eat his food. He would take them both to the senior center and be with them, and he helped entertain them. He's just a fabulous man. He's compassionate, and he's honest and a good-hearted person. He was with my parents until their very last breath. His support to me was amazing. I knew it immediately when I interviewed him that he was the right person for the job and God only knows how happy and grateful I am to have hired him. He is like family and you will not regret hiring him.

- Roberta M., New Jersey

Work Experience

Private Clients

Work Locations

Manhattan
Northern New Jersey

Specialities

Advanced Dementia
ALS / Lou Gehrig's Disease
Alzheimer's
Blind
Cancer
Cardiac Condition
Catheter
Colostomy
Dementia
Depression
Developmentally Disabled Adults
Diabetes
Feeding Tube
Hospice
Hoyer Lift
Mobility
Oxygen
Paralysis
Parkinson's
Stroke
Wounds

Dietary Specialities

Diabetic
Feeding Tube
Kosher
Liquid
Low-fat
No Salt
Puree
Vegetarian

Degrees & Certificates

Home Health Aide, Licensed

Transportation to Job

Can Drive: Yes
Public Transportation: No
Car: Yes

Languages

Twi (Fluent)
English (Fluent)

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