Certified Elder Care Administrator, Assisted Living Education Services, Anaheim, California, 2012

Twenty-nine years of on-the-job training by credentialed healthcare professionals, including Medical Personnel Pool, Honolulu, Hawaii and Visiting Nurses of Santa Barbara


Training in assisted living for patients being discharged into my care, Rehabilitation Institute at Santa Barbara

Heart Saver CPR, Medical Personnel Pool, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1984, Red Cross re-certified annually
AA (Honors), Honolulu Community College, 1976


Special Skills: 

  • Companion, aide, personal assistant to clients with cognitive deficits; planning, organizing, scheduling and monitoring of daily activities, increasingly enhanced through computer technology. 
  • Extensive experience facilitating personal development of clients; helping them work through their limitations to enjoy adaptive recreation, athletics, continuing education, special events, and other areas of community interaction.
  • Patient activity monitoring, utilizing my equipment, including motion sensors, as well as audio/video signal transmission to TVs in the home.
  • Extensive experience with health care financial assistance programs, including Medicare, Medi-Cal, In Home Supportive Services and community grants.
  • Comprehensive care planning, including staffing, problem solving and monitoring of care. Networking with the best caregivers, certified nursing assistants and home health care services available.

General Highlights:

Assisted living and comprehensive personal care including:  

  • transferring patient from bed to wheel chair, to auto, to shower, to pool, etc., including Hoyer lift transfers
  • supported walking, driving and wheelchair transportation, including electric-lift equipped vans
  • personal hygiene, including assisted bathing and dressing
  • range of motion, physical therapy and exercise programs for the disabled
  • household duties including cooking, shopping, maintenance and property management
  • research (including internet searches) on current available therapies and programs
  • accounts payable and receivable
  • academic and computer skills tutoring


  • Skilled Nursing
    • decubitus treatment and prevention

    • monitoring of symptoms associated with various medical conditions

    • medication management, including Coumadin

    • assessing and finding solutions to problems caused by incontinence, paralysis, dementia, etc.

    • use of external and internal catheters

    • blood glucose monitoring

    • vital signs monitoring

    • gastroenteral nutrition (feeding machines)

    • colostomy care

    • tracheotomy care

    • hospice care



Tutoring: Is there a student in the family? I offer free math tutoring during my shift as a caregiver. Visit Grandma or Grandpa and improve your math skills at the same time!