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Paula

Paula B

Last active within 2 weeks

297 miles away | London, N19

8 years of experience

148 hours worked

1 Recommendation

My name is Paula. I am Brazilian/British and have lived in London for twenty-five years. I became I carer after I looked after my dad who had a big heart operation in August 2013. In December 2013 I started working as a domiciliary part-time carer. In 2015 I became a full-time carer and started my c...More My name is Paula. I am Brazilian/British and have lived in London for twenty-five years. I became I carer after I looked after my dad who had a big heart operation in August 2013. In December 2013 I started working as a domiciliary part-time carer. In 2015 I became a full-time carer and started my career working for an agency where I received all the professional training and got the carer certificate. In January 2016 I received the British Carer Awards in the category newcomer for the city of London, which I am very proud of. I have been working with the elderly living with dementia and Alzheimers for over 6 years. Since I started working as a home carer I have found that I love what I do; I can make a real difference in people's lives and I find this incredibly rewarding. It gives me a great deal of pleasure to deliver elderly care, especially as I am away from my older relatives. In my search to learn new skills to try to improve the quality of life of my clients, I learnt how music is a powerful tool to help people living with Alzheimer's. In September 2018 I did a course in Spanish called ‘Music for Awaking’ which is a kind music activity that works with autobiographical and personalised playlists for people living with late stages of dementia. I am qualified in providing music activity as a form of therapy. Music is a very powerful tool to help people with dementia/Alzheimer's and I love watching loved ones able to reconnect or have some identity back when they listen to the music of their past. I do provide music activity as form of therapy for advanced dementia. Please request when messaging as the rate is a different rate than my regular rate. I am very caring and trustworthy. I also understand the need for flexibility and I take pride in being punctual and professional with all my appointments. Working in elderly care I gained experience working with people with alcoholism, dementia and many difficulties arising from these. I studied Architecture in Brazil and I enjoy art, exercising, family time, films, going for walks, listening to music, looking after animals, playing music, shopping, swimming, television, travelling, photography.

Hourly

Daily

£24 per hour

Short notice care

Short notice care

£24 per hour

Overnight

Sleeping

£135 per 8 hour

Carers availability

Sleeping night (days)

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

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

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Paula is insured for care work carried out through Curam platform
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Two checkable references available on request from the carer

My name is Paula. I am Brazilian/British and have lived in London for twenty-five years. I became I carer after I looked after my dad who had a big heart operation in August 2013. In December 2013 I started working as a domiciliary part-time carer. In 2015 I became a full-time carer and started my c...More My name is Paula. I am Brazilian/British and have lived in London for twenty-five years. I became I carer after I looked after my dad who had a big heart operation in August 2013. In December 2013 I started working as a domiciliary part-time carer. In 2015 I became a full-time carer and started my career working for an agency where I received all the professional training and got the carer certificate. In January 2016 I received the British Carer Awards in the category newcomer for the city of London, which I am very proud of. I have been working with the elderly living with dementia and Alzheimers for over 6 years. Since I started working as a home carer I have found that I love what I do; I can make a real difference in people's lives and I find this incredibly rewarding. It gives me a great deal of pleasure to deliver elderly care, especially as I am away from my older relatives. In my search to learn new skills to try to improve the quality of life of my clients, I learnt how music is a powerful tool to help people living with Alzheimer's. In September 2018 I did a course in Spanish called ‘Music for Awaking’ which is a kind music activity that works with autobiographical and personalised playlists for people living with late stages of dementia. I am qualified in providing music activity as a form of therapy. Music is a very powerful tool to help people with dementia/Alzheimer's and I love watching loved ones able to reconnect or have some identity back when they listen to the music of their past. I do provide music activity as form of therapy for advanced dementia. Please request when messaging as the rate is a different rate than my regular rate. I am very caring and trustworthy. I also understand the need for flexibility and I take pride in being punctual and professional with all my appointments. Working in elderly care I gained experience working with people with alcoholism, dementia and many difficulties arising from these. I studied Architecture in Brazil and I enjoy art, exercising, family time, films, going for walks, listening to music, looking after animals, playing music, shopping, swimming, television, travelling, photography.

Specialist care

Early stage dementia Late stage dementia Incontinence Palliative care +1

Personal care

Dressing/undressing Bathroom assistance Personal care

Mobility assistance

Eating and drinking assistance Moving and Handling

Companionship and house tasks

Medical prompting Companionship Meal prep +1

Languages spoken

Portuguese (Brazil)

Interests and hobbies

Art/Culture Computers & Technology Movies Music Travel
Has driving licence
Owns a car
Pet friendly
Non-smoker

Qualification

Health and safety at work

First aid

Moving and handling certificate

Client recommendations

Claudia W

23 Feb 2023

Excellent

Paula cared for my mum with mid-stage Alzheimer's and they quickly built a strong rapport. She was excellent at engaging my mum with the things she most enjoyed - art and music - and was a warm and capable companion. Paula was always conscientious, trustworthy, communicative and punctual. Importantly too, she was un-phased when my mum was more challenging or resistant as she is extremely experienced and knowledgeable about dementia. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Paula as a carer.

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

Paula is insured for care work carried out through Curam platform
See details
Two checkable references available on request from the carer

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