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Sonia

Sonia B

Last active a few weeks ago

211 miles away | Birmingham, B12

9 years of experience

A well-presented, reliable, punctual person, trustworthy; shows diplomacy in sensitive areas. Driven and looking for a new challenge. A good listener, who has excellent communication skills, is able to demonstrate empathy and compassion towards others. Interaction with team members is good with t...More A well-presented, reliable, punctual person, trustworthy; shows diplomacy in sensitive areas. Driven and looking for a new challenge. A good listener, who has excellent communication skills, is able to demonstrate empathy and compassion towards others. Interaction with team members is good with the ability to support and learn from others. I have worked as a carer since 2016 as I wanted to give back to the community, my mother was diagnosed in 2012 with Dementia which as a family we had to deal with emotional. I was a Carers Assessor for a Christian Charity working with the carers supporting them by setting up activities, respite and before that I worked as a Support Worker with a Transition Team that supported people with Learning Disability and Autism (under 25's) with transition getting set up in their own homes and teaching them life skills. I enjoy making people happy, very positive and give more than 100% in my work. I have had various placement supporting clients with Dementia, Bed bound, Stroke, Knee and Hip replacement, Head Injury, Frail and Parkinson, working 1:1 or with another carer. I worked with a lovely lady who had suffered a head injury from a horse accident who suffered a stroke which affected one side of her body, she needed someone who would support her towards her independence she used a special wheelchair. I have been trained in personal care, administering medication, toileting (commode), hoisting, manual handling, first aid, health & safety, catheters, convenes and morphine patches. I worked with another lovely client who has Parkinson going into my second year, I support the client with getting out of bed they can become quite shaky and unsteady on the feet so need me to be close by, support with strip wash, dressing, showering however there are thing they can do independently. We take walks around the garden and last year I managed to get the client out for walks outside the house which they had not done for a year but risk assessed it first, they did great. I do all the household shopping online, cooking, we had a cleaner but due to Covid this no longer happens, so I do all the cleaning, washing and ironing, order and collect medication, playing board games. I give the client privacy when required. Last year we enjoyed the fruits of labour from the garden, I cook from fresh produce on the odd occasion we have a takeaway. I have worked with a younger gentleman with Ankylosing Spondylitis which is chronic inflammation of the spine that causes stiffness, so standing would be an effort the chair had to be stable so that when he stood up it would be in a straight position and he would then balance himself. Clothing had to be placed on his body very carefully, he only used linen or cotton. One arm was weaker than the other, he had a special diet and was very health conscious, so lots of smoothies, water, ironed, and meals were specially made. After chatting to him he had a fear of going outside and he was on such beautiful land and gardens, I tried to encourage and reassure him, I would take him to the entrance of his lounge, then one day we were talking and I said that our mind-set can prevent us from doing things, he had never had a fall and said we could take one step at a time, I told him he had such a beautiful garden and he can only see it from the window. He had a ramp specially made for the back entrance. One day he just popped the question that he was going outside why not do something new, and we did, I supported him down the ramp by walking side by side, I wasn’t allowed to touch him. He was elated, he took me round the garden and told me all the names of the flowers. He did his own personal care in the morning and his Personal Assistant gave him a shower weekly I only had to dress and undress him. Bedtime was very challenging as he had to have the quilt and pillow in a special way so that it was comfortable, so sometimes he would get out of bed and start again due to the structured routine he had at bedtimes and his due to his anxiety.

Short notice care

Short notice care

£40 per hour

Live-in

Full time

£1200 per week

My rates are negotiable.

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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Verified

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

A well-presented, reliable, punctual person, trustworthy; shows diplomacy in sensitive areas. Driven and looking for a new challenge. A good listener, who has excellent communication skills, is able to demonstrate empathy and compassion towards others. Interaction with team members is good with t...More A well-presented, reliable, punctual person, trustworthy; shows diplomacy in sensitive areas. Driven and looking for a new challenge. A good listener, who has excellent communication skills, is able to demonstrate empathy and compassion towards others. Interaction with team members is good with the ability to support and learn from others. I have worked as a carer since 2016 as I wanted to give back to the community, my mother was diagnosed in 2012 with Dementia which as a family we had to deal with emotional. I was a Carers Assessor for a Christian Charity working with the carers supporting them by setting up activities, respite and before that I worked as a Support Worker with a Transition Team that supported people with Learning Disability and Autism (under 25's) with transition getting set up in their own homes and teaching them life skills. I enjoy making people happy, very positive and give more than 100% in my work. I have had various placement supporting clients with Dementia, Bed bound, Stroke, Knee and Hip replacement, Head Injury, Frail and Parkinson, working 1:1 or with another carer. I worked with a lovely lady who had suffered a head injury from a horse accident who suffered a stroke which affected one side of her body, she needed someone who would support her towards her independence she used a special wheelchair. I have been trained in personal care, administering medication, toileting (commode), hoisting, manual handling, first aid, health & safety, catheters, convenes and morphine patches. I worked with another lovely client who has Parkinson going into my second year, I support the client with getting out of bed they can become quite shaky and unsteady on the feet so need me to be close by, support with strip wash, dressing, showering however there are thing they can do independently. We take walks around the garden and last year I managed to get the client out for walks outside the house which they had not done for a year but risk assessed it first, they did great. I do all the household shopping online, cooking, we had a cleaner but due to Covid this no longer happens, so I do all the cleaning, washing and ironing, order and collect medication, playing board games. I give the client privacy when required. Last year we enjoyed the fruits of labour from the garden, I cook from fresh produce on the odd occasion we have a takeaway. I have worked with a younger gentleman with Ankylosing Spondylitis which is chronic inflammation of the spine that causes stiffness, so standing would be an effort the chair had to be stable so that when he stood up it would be in a straight position and he would then balance himself. Clothing had to be placed on his body very carefully, he only used linen or cotton. One arm was weaker than the other, he had a special diet and was very health conscious, so lots of smoothies, water, ironed, and meals were specially made. After chatting to him he had a fear of going outside and he was on such beautiful land and gardens, I tried to encourage and reassure him, I would take him to the entrance of his lounge, then one day we were talking and I said that our mind-set can prevent us from doing things, he had never had a fall and said we could take one step at a time, I told him he had such a beautiful garden and he can only see it from the window. He had a ramp specially made for the back entrance. One day he just popped the question that he was going outside why not do something new, and we did, I supported him down the ramp by walking side by side, I wasn’t allowed to touch him. He was elated, he took me round the garden and told me all the names of the flowers. He did his own personal care in the morning and his Personal Assistant gave him a shower weekly I only had to dress and undress him. Bedtime was very challenging as he had to have the quilt and pillow in a special way so that it was comfortable, so sometimes he would get out of bed and start again due to the structured routine he had at bedtimes and his due to his anxiety.

Specialist care

Early stage dementia Late stage dementia Accident rehabilitation Stroke Parkinson's disease Incontinence Physical disabilities Mental health Brain injuries Spinal injuries Catheter care Palliative care Diabetes Arthritis Learning disability Depression Visual and hearing impairments Dysphagia Continence/incontinence Anxiety Hoisting +18

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 Computers & Technology Cooking Current affairs Exercise Movies Music Travel

Qualification

First aid

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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

Sonia 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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