DBS check approved
Renewal date: Dec 2020
I am a trained nurse by background and moved into public health where I’m studying my Masters in Public Health. I have been working in the health sector since 2003, with varied experience ranging from acute care, community care and learning disability. I specialised in care of the elderly and my experience as a live in carer includes complex medical needs such as dementia care, stroke care, MS, lymphedema and end of life care. I have provided personal and physical care needs to my clients and I always ensure that my clients needs are addressed from a holistic perspective. I have worked as a live in carer, clinician, advocate, decision maker and always putting my clients needs first by giving them choices regarding all aspects of their care.
I have first hand experience of caring for close family who had cancer and stroke. This has allowed me to empathise when I’m taking care of my clients. I am naturally a caring health professional and I always believe that once I start taking care of my clients, there should be an improvement in their health condition from the point of my intervention. For some of my clients that suffered depression, I have provided some psychological therapy interventions which resulted in improved mental health state. I also use my initiative when working in client’s houses.
I encourage my clients to engage in their interests and hobbies and for them to undertake the things they used to do when they were well, for example playing games, watching movies or going to their favourite social club. I enjoy going for walks, exercising with them, for example relaxation exercises, being outdoors with them, socialising and talking to them, going to church, watching movies, going to theatres and going shopping with them.
I am available for work now and flexible to travel nationwide.