Bumble Bee, Honey Bee, Specialty Bee
Running Errands, Light Housekeeping, Heavy Housekeeping, Cooking/Preparing Meals, Bathing, Grooming, Feeding, Toileting, Transferring, Transportation
Sewing/textile crafts, food & wine (making and dining), being outdoors
I am a self-employed clothing designer, mom to a small child, daughter of 2 elders on the east coast and owner of an 80 acre wilderness retreat center. My experience in PT was with babies/toddlers (birth - 3 y.o.) doing home visits for Early Intervention. That experience is similar to senior care in that there is a larger picture to be aware of and incorporate into care (home setup, family, individual needs and capacity.)
Master's degree, Physical Therapy
Professional Clinician (LVN, RN, PT, PA, etc.), Family/Friend Caregiver
Alzheimer's, Dementia, Stroke
I’ve run my own business in clothing design and retail sales (two stores) since 2003. I’ve also written a book (Reconstructing Clothes for Dummies), done some editing for Wiley Publishing and friends, been a consultant for The First Years Inc, done professional house-cleaning and worked as a nanny, waitress and chambermaid while in school.
We classify our helpers in three tiers of services:
This helper bee can help light housekeeping, errands, grocery shopping, companionship, medication reminders and cooking.
This helper bee can help showering, toileting, grooming and transferring assistance.
This helper bee can help patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia, Parkinson’s disease, strokes and ALS.