Margaret F.

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Availability

Live-in

Requested Rate

Live-in: $250 / day

Experience

23 years

About Me

I was born in Ghana and I speak Twi and English. In Ghana, I was a businesswoman and I bought and sold shoes. My grandmother was a diabetic and lived with my family. I'm one of 10 children, but I was the one that she called for when she needed something and I took care of her until she died. When I came to the United States, I thought I would work as a caregiver because it's my passion. I've been a caregiver in the United States since 1999 and I'm very serious about the care that I give. I like to keep my clients clean, and I like to cook. I respect my clients and I do whatever is needed. Sometimes when working for clients with dementia, they say or do things that are not appropriate, but I understand that it's not something they mean and I don't take it personally. I'm a caring person and very patient in everything I do. When I'm with my clients, I enjoy playing games if that's what the client wants. Other times, I just quietly observe. I'm good at knowing when to interact, and when to give my client some space. My clients' families will tell you they feel very comfortable when I'm taking care of their loved ones. When I'm not working, I cook and keep my home clean and tidy. When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren.

Recommendations

Margaret is a lovely woman who worked for my mother from October 2020 through January 2021. She lived in for three days a week. Margaret always arrived on time for her shift, and she is friendly and easy to get along with. She was in a very challenging situation, given that my mother used a wheelchair to get around and had dementia, but Margaret always knew what to do. I had caregivers for mom for over three years, and Margaret was part of the best team of caregivers that we had. She coordinated with the other caregiver so that things went smoothly. I appreciated that Margaret took initiative and didn't just call me any time there was an issue. When mom had a difficult day, she distracted her or took her outside to get some fresh air. She knew mom's favorite foods and prepared them. She would text with me and keep me in the loop, but she almost always figured out things on her own. When I asked Margaret to meet me at a doctor appointment, she and mom were always there on time. Margaret went the extra mile in doing whatever I asked of her. I did have a camera in the apartment and I know that Margaret was attentive, but also gave mom space and privacy. She always did her best to help my mother and I would highly recommend her without any reservations.

- Dr. Miriam S., New York

My mother has dementia and some balance issues and certainly cannot live alone. Margaret was a 24/7 caregiver for her from October 2019 until early 2020. I live near my mom's home and visit almost every day, so I got to know Margaret pretty well. She is warm and friendly and my mother bonded with her. Margaret was responsible for cooking, medication reminders, and most activities of daily living and when mom wanted to go, she took my mother to church. When there was something I needed to know, Margaret would point it out. I would happily recommend her as a great caregiver.

- Patrick M., New York

Work Experience

Private Clients
Assisted Living Facility
Home Care Agency

Work Locations

Manhattan
Bronx
Brooklyn
Staten Island
Queens
Nassau
Westchester
Rockland
Northern New Jersey
Central New Jersey
Southern Connecticut

Specialities

Advanced Dementia
Alzheimer's
Blind
Cancer
Cardiac Condition
Catheter
Dementia
Depression
Diabetes
Hospice
Mental Illness
Mobility
Oxygen
Paralysis
Parkinson's
Stroke

Dietary Specialities

Diabetic
Kosher
Low-fat
No Salt
Puree

Degrees & Certificates

Home Health Aide, Licensed

Transportation to Job

Can Drive: No
Public Transportation: Yes
Car: No

Languages

English (Fluent)
Twi (Fluent)

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