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Erica m

Erica M

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47 miles away | Glasgow, G41

3 years of experience

4342 hours worked

2 Recommendations

I am patient, caring and generous of spirit. I love a good laugh and like to make a difference. I helped nurse my father through a long and painful six-year journey with Alzheimers to keep healthy and comfortable. I learned a lot about death, grief and how to support those close through that proce...More I am patient, caring and generous of spirit. I love a good laugh and like to make a difference. I helped nurse my father through a long and painful six-year journey with Alzheimers to keep healthy and comfortable. I learned a lot about death, grief and how to support those close through that process. During Covid lockdown in South Africa 2020, I took up a six month companion contract with a 93 year old lady, suffering with depression after the death of her husband. I integrated well with her family and eased their concern with regular communication. This experience progressed to my relocating to the UK in March 2021. Since then, I have been a live-in Carer with a diverse and interesting mix of clients and their families across Scotland and England and embrace the unique backgrounds and upbringing of each family. I have worked with people with dementia, diabetes, depression, aphasia, palliative care, permanent oxygen with various levels of mobility requiring moving and handling experience. Personal care and grooming with songs sung together brings on a smile or shared dance. Caring is an extremely fulfilling vocation for me after 30 years in a professional and corporate environment. Hearing wonderful stories from my father of his bush experiences in central Africa and growing up in a humble, healthy, and positive environment, I too enjoy the outdoors and most sports. My Scottish mother shared her refinement, poise, desire to travel, importance of education and financial independence and with 2 sisters I wasn’t going to get away with not learning the feminine roles played in a home. My parents also encouraged their daughters to be independent, strong, observant women and we were taught to mix easily with people from all cultures and walks of life. One of the simple succinct mantras in our household was that “to have class is to have the ability to engage at any level and move in any circle”. I thoroughly enjoy listening to clients’ stories and experiences. I enjoy time in the kitchen preparing visually interesting, healthy and tasty meals and try living in a neat and clean home. I can confidently assist with all aspects of running of a household- from driving a client to appointments or social occasions, food shopping, assisting in the garden, sorting out cupboards, basic administration if required- to being competent on the computer. Coming from a talented sporting family, I’ve always been involved in team and individual sports, run an ultra marathon twice, played provincial and Masters field hockey and completed the biggest open water swim in the World four times. I work at maintaining my fitness levels and work hard at finding balance in my life. Endurance sport has taught me to dig deep when in pain – another lesson which has served me during the tough times. A bonus for me would be to take a client outdoors regularly to get in some form of exercise, fresh air and a bit of sunlight which is a sure way to lift one’s spirits. I enjoy some down time in Glasgow with my 2 sons who are in their mid-twenties. I keep in regular contact with my 85-year-old Mum who is still feisty and believes she can still socialize and keep up with her grandchildren’s antics. I enjoy hiking and exploring the hidden gems around Glasgow and always take my binoculars with me to try and squeeze in some bird spotting. I have had very positive feedback from all my clients with supporting references that “boost “my ego - so please get in touch if you think I‘d be a suitable fit for you or your family member that I can help live independently and happily in their homes.

Hourly

Daily

£19.00 per hour

Live-in

Part time

£145 per day

Full time

£1100 per week

My rates are negotiable.

Carers availability

Hourly (days)

M Monday
T Tuesday
W Wednesday
T Thursday
F Friday
S Saturday
S Sunday

Vetted & approved

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DBS/PVG/NI Access

Enhanced

Interview status

Interviewed

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I am patient, caring and generous of spirit. I love a good laugh and like to make a difference. I helped nurse my father through a long and painful six-year journey with Alzheimers to keep healthy and comfortable. I learned a lot about death, grief and how to support those close through that proce...More I am patient, caring and generous of spirit. I love a good laugh and like to make a difference. I helped nurse my father through a long and painful six-year journey with Alzheimers to keep healthy and comfortable. I learned a lot about death, grief and how to support those close through that process. During Covid lockdown in South Africa 2020, I took up a six month companion contract with a 93 year old lady, suffering with depression after the death of her husband. I integrated well with her family and eased their concern with regular communication. This experience progressed to my relocating to the UK in March 2021. Since then, I have been a live-in Carer with a diverse and interesting mix of clients and their families across Scotland and England and embrace the unique backgrounds and upbringing of each family. I have worked with people with dementia, diabetes, depression, aphasia, palliative care, permanent oxygen with various levels of mobility requiring moving and handling experience. Personal care and grooming with songs sung together brings on a smile or shared dance. Caring is an extremely fulfilling vocation for me after 30 years in a professional and corporate environment. Hearing wonderful stories from my father of his bush experiences in central Africa and growing up in a humble, healthy, and positive environment, I too enjoy the outdoors and most sports. My Scottish mother shared her refinement, poise, desire to travel, importance of education and financial independence and with 2 sisters I wasn’t going to get away with not learning the feminine roles played in a home. My parents also encouraged their daughters to be independent, strong, observant women and we were taught to mix easily with people from all cultures and walks of life. One of the simple succinct mantras in our household was that “to have class is to have the ability to engage at any level and move in any circle”. I thoroughly enjoy listening to clients’ stories and experiences. I enjoy time in the kitchen preparing visually interesting, healthy and tasty meals and try living in a neat and clean home. I can confidently assist with all aspects of running of a household- from driving a client to appointments or social occasions, food shopping, assisting in the garden, sorting out cupboards, basic administration if required- to being competent on the computer. Coming from a talented sporting family, I’ve always been involved in team and individual sports, run an ultra marathon twice, played provincial and Masters field hockey and completed the biggest open water swim in the World four times. I work at maintaining my fitness levels and work hard at finding balance in my life. Endurance sport has taught me to dig deep when in pain – another lesson which has served me during the tough times. A bonus for me would be to take a client outdoors regularly to get in some form of exercise, fresh air and a bit of sunlight which is a sure way to lift one’s spirits. I enjoy some down time in Glasgow with my 2 sons who are in their mid-twenties. I keep in regular contact with my 85-year-old Mum who is still feisty and believes she can still socialize and keep up with her grandchildren’s antics. I enjoy hiking and exploring the hidden gems around Glasgow and always take my binoculars with me to try and squeeze in some bird spotting. I have had very positive feedback from all my clients with supporting references that “boost “my ego - so please get in touch if you think I‘d be a suitable fit for you or your family member that I can help live independently and happily in their homes.

Specialist care

Early stage dementia Late stage dementia COPD Stroke Incontinence Physical disabilities Mental health Schizophrenia Diabetes Arthritis Depression Visual and hearing impairments Continence/incontinence +10

Personal care

Dressing/undressing Bathroom assistance Personal care

Mobility assistance

Exercise Eating and drinking assistance Moving and Handling

Companionship and house tasks

Medical prompting Housekeeping Companionship Meal prep +2

Languages spoken

Interests and hobbies

Art/Culture Cooking Exercise Food & Wine Gardening Movies Music Reading Sport Travel Hiking and birding
Has driving licence
Owns a car
Pet friendly
Non-smoker

Qualification

Care Certificate

Client recommendations

Caroline M

31 Jul 2023

Excellent

I highly recommend Erica, I had a gap in my mums care and Erica was able to cover, delighted she did and it was lovely to met her. My mum has fairly advanced Parkinson's and needs assistance with most aspects of life, Erica was very kind to her and encouraged my mums mobility and assisting when needed, nothing was too much bother for her, she is a very calming person. My dad, also stays in the house and she was very kind to him too, they all got on great, like she had been there for years.

Julianne G

10 Jun 2023

Excellent

Erica was with me for 6 months as a live in carer. She was an excellent carer and fitted in really well with our family. I really miss her now she's moved on. I've listed below many of Erica's great qualities: - Kind. - Trustworthy. - Very good carer skills. - Learnt quickly. - Polite. - Friendly. - Great with our dogs. - Very clean and tidy. - Turn her hand to anything. Thank you Erica.

Vetted & approved

All Curam carers go through a comprehensive checking process before they receive our “Vetted & approved”status

DBS/PVG/NI Access

Enhanced

Interview status

Interviewed

Photo comparison

Verified

Erica m is insured for care work carried out through Curam platform
See details
Two reference checks available on request from the carer

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