"KB" B.

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Hourly

Requested Rate

Hourly: $18 / hour

Experience

14 years

About Me

I respect my elders and want to take good care of them, so I became a certified Home Health Aide in 2008. My first clients were very pleased with my work and that was encouraging to me and made me very proud. I feel like caregiving is such an important field. It's not about talking, it's about action -- and I love to take care of elders. I want them to respect themselves and feel proud of themselves. I have a lot of determination to do the right thing and to make sure my client will benefit from whatever I do. When I'm taking care of a patient with dementia, I remember that the patient may not know what he is doing. Safety is a priority. My goal is to make sure that he or she is safe. I engage them in conversations with respect. I appreciate the challenge of making sure that my client is happy and comfortable. I will dance with them -- sometimes music is really helpful with dementia patients. I also like to give clients different experiences so they are not just sitting in the same space being bored. For one client, we did a lot of traveling. We went to Florida for the winter and we also traveled to Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia. I'm respected by my friends and I like to teach newer caregivers what to do and how to take good care of their client. Caregiving makes me very happy.

Recommendations

KB looked after my father for over a year as a live-in caregiver and I never had to worry for a moment about my father’s well-being and safety. KB made sure that my father bathed, was well-fed, ran his errands, and otherwise enjoyed life to the degree my father was able. He would also accompany my father to doctor appointments where he helped my father understand the doctors' instructions and would provide useful information to the doctors in support of my father's care. If you are looking for someone you can trust and depend on, you need look no further.

- Joel K., New York, LeanOnWe Customer

KB worked with my father for 2 years, from January 2010-January 2012. My father had some cardiac and circulation issues and also Alzheimer's. I interviewed KB originally and I was so impressed by him knowing what to say and what not to say about his past clients. He respects confidentiality. KB helped Dad with his activities of daily living -- dressing, personal care, organizing the kitchen, cooking, managing groceries, and medication reminders. He changed the bed linens daily. KB went to doctor appointments with my sister and he had to understand complicated medical instructions and did so effortlessly. There was talk of amputation at one point and I think KB was the one who made this not happen for Dad. Also, Dad's skin had issues with some of the medicines, but KB made sure it was perfect. He would keep my father's brain stimulated, constantly. They would discuss current affairs and take mystery trips in their minds. We even had a map out to use when they would do this activity. KB is phenomenal, intelligent, polite, personable, and dedicated. He is more than reliable. We were even able to go away on vacation, my sister and I, while KB was the caretaker for Dad. I can't think of enough good things to say about this amazing man. He is so worth it.

- Roberta D., New Jersey

KB was an aide for my husband for 14 months, until his death in March 2015. I love him. He's a wonderful person. My husband had Alzheimer's. It's easy to dismiss a person whose mind is not there, but KB gave him the respect he deserved. He is kind, considerate, caring and efficient. My husband was a big, large man and his illness made him violent at times. It was a difficult job to care for him. KB wasn't intimidated and could handle it. My husband was living in a facility, but we didn't feel like the staff was doing a good job, so we hired KB to work a 12-hour shift. He took total care of my husband - feeding, bathing, etc. He made my husband's life as comfortable as it could be. KB was a good communicator with me and we got to know each other. We still keep in contact and I can't recommend him highly enough.

- Toby H., New Jersey

Work Experience

LeanOnWe Customers
Private Clients
Home Care Agency

Work Locations

Westchester
Northern New Jersey
Central New Jersey

Specialities

Advanced Dementia
Alzheimer's
Cancer
Catheter
Dementia
Depression
Developmentally Disabled Adults
Diabetes
Feeding Tube
Hoyer Lift
Mental Illness
Mobility
Oxygen
Paralysis
Parkinson's
Stroke

Dietary Specialities

Diabetic
Low-fat
No Salt
Puree
Vegetarian

Degrees & Certificates

Home Health Aide, Licensed

Transportation to Job

Can Drive: Yes
Public Transportation: No
Car: Yes

Languages

Akan (Fluent)
English (Fluent)
Twi (Fluent)

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Hours:  8am - 6pm x 7 days
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