Orcas Caregiver Directory
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This directory lists professional independent caregivers who offer services on Orcas Island.  Listing information was completed by the individual caregiver. Lahari does not employ, recommend or endorse any care provider or care seeker, nor is it responsible for the conduct of any care provider or care seeker. For a complete description of the terms of use for viewing the directory please click HERE.

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Amy Cole
caregiving certification courses
EMT training
Hospice training and experience

I have many years experience working with elderly members of our community. I know the importance of respecting needs and concerns of my client and doing my best to maintain their health, well being and, insofar that is possible for their happiness.

Barbara Griffin
Fundamentals of caregiving course, nurse delegation, dementia, diabetes, stroke, brain injury, MS, mental illness

I do love caring for hospice clients. I am not accepting any new clients at this time.

Betsy Kingsley
Certificate of completion "Caregiver Learning and Development"
Certificate of completion "Alzheimer's Disease or Other Dementias Training Program"
Certificate of completion from American Red Cross "Adult First Aid/CPR/AED"
Ongoing Education classes in healthy meal planning, back safety, hospice introduction, stress-free holiday activities, HIPAA, specialized incontinence training, listening skills and body language.
College credits at Wheaton College, Biola University, and LeTourneau University (1 semester short of graduation)
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I enjoy elder care and consider it an opportunity to be a blessing. I am low key, reassuring, and gentle. I am glad to do light housekeeping, simple meal prep, dressing, bathing, and hair; play games, offer companionship, and pick up groceries. I have had clients needing regular B/P checks and/or oxygen. I would prefer no smoking or pets, but let’s talk. I will usually be available 8 am-10 pm with flexibility in an emergency. I also did transcription for years and would enjoy recording and transcribing clients’ memories for family posterity.

Chama Anderson
My education and training includes Bachelors in Social Work, Licensed Massage Therapist, CNA training, First Aid, CPR, Wildness First Responder Certification and Brain Coaching Certification(in process)

I hope my education, training and life experience can support you, your health and living the life you want. Sometimes we need help from our community to make it through each day. I have been blessed by the Orcas Community when I was in need. Now, I can share even more deeply with those who need support. Feel free to contact me by phone 206-930-5704. Thank you.

Certificate for DSHS approved basic training Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving taught by Sally Coffin. Continuing Education Dementia for Caregivers. Sally Coffin.

I find Caregiving a very rewarding job. Orcas Island has a wonderful population of Seniors and I have enjoyed my time getting to know and care for many of them. I have excellent references and letters of recommendation.

Eirena Birkenfeld
University level pre-med classes, General Caregiving certificate, First Aid certificate, Hospice Care Training through Lahari, Certified Nurses Aid training through Skagit Community College.

I also have a cell phone: 360-298-2425
This work comes naturally to me and I enjoy it very much. Finding a good match seems to be a matter of chemistry, intention & good luck for all involved and every caregiving situation unique challenges. I have a high respect for confidentiality and HIPAA regulations when working with clients in their personal environment. At this time I am able to do overnight and longer day shifts.

Fabrice Alexander VanPutten
Certified Home Care Aid

I am here to help.
Recently certified and up to date on the latest protocol considering Washington State's requirements involving caregiving at home. I am a good cook (I have been told) and Dutch of origin, with an interesting lifestory to tell. Following is a referral.

To Whom It May Concern:
I am a care giver and have been managing teams on
Orcas Island for 20+ years.
Fabrice worked for me in a complex medical and psychosocial
situation for several months.
I found Fabrice to be kind, caring, responsible, capable and pleasant to work with.
I would not hesitate to hire him again or recommend him to island colleagues.
Suzi Rose

My number is:(360) 472-0504 please let me know, if you have any questions.

Ginger Moore
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University of California, Davis - B.S. Plant Science
Lahari Continuing Education Caregiving Classes
Orcas Island Hospice Training

This will be provided at a later date.

Gloria Lavalle
Certfied Home Care Aide (HCA)

I enjoy working with older people and this started with taking care of my Mother and Mother in Law. What I gained is that they could do a lot more than I thought they could do. I have worked with clients in various experiences and they always liked what I did for them.

Janie Reboulet
HCA; training in massage, first aid and CPR, hospice, music therapy, reiki, doula and postpartum care. Current with CEUs in falls and prevention, skin care, respiratory and heart care, diabetes, dementia care.

I am dedicated to seeing that people receive the best care possible in their homes. I respect individual rights and preferences and work well within family units. I provide compassionate, efficient care that you can rely on to help create pleasure and ease with all situations.

Jean Davis
BA Education

I am an experienced caregiver of 30+ years. My interest is in providing in home care that assures dignity, safety and support for the individual. Wether on a temporary basis for recovery from surgery or injury, or in long term care situations I can provide the appropriate level of care, including respite for the family and other caregivers.
I have also worked with adults on the Autism spectrum.

Jean Lyle
Certified Home Care Aid
Certified Yoga Teacher
B.S Elementary/Special Education

Sharing company and offering ease to people is a natural pleasure for me. I bring a calm and joyful attitude to any caring situation. Having taught yoga for 9 years to a variety of ages and abilities, and mentored for Funhouse Commons for 11 years, I have experience working with a wide range of ages in a variety of settings. I honor the importance of respecting the needs and privacy of individuals, and client's health, happiness and general well being are my priorities.
Recently certified as a WA state home caregiver, I'm desiring spending one day a week supporting, sharing, and caring for someone.

Joey Gonzalez
15+years in customer service

I am honest, encouraging, and extremely patient.
Compassionate, caring and sensitive.
I am looking into starting a new career, and caring for people is someing that I can offer!
I am professional and understanding, and will treat your family as my own.

Judy Jewel
Comfort Keepers Interactive training program which consists of:
HIPAA Privacy Rules
HIPAA Security Rules
Introduction to Infection Control
Workplace Safety
And numerous other sessions including ongoing hands on training.

Hello, my name is Judy and I am an experienced caregiver. I live on Orcas Island and am available for full time or live in care. I am committed to providing the highest quality care for your loved one as I assist individuals in leading lives of optimal quality, comfort and independence within their own home.

During my education and experience, I have gained strong skills in assisting with the basic activities of daily living. I provide assistance with meal preparation, companionship, emotional support, bathing and dressing, transportation, run errands, help with routine activities, household chores, laundry, etc. I have experience with alzheimer's, dementia, hospice and disabled clients.

I am a mature woman with a valid drivers license, excellent references and a clear background check. Let's talk so we can customize a home care plan that fits your needs.

Kathleen Overby
Lifelong learner in the School of Life. Pursuing Home Care Certificate.

I'm at ease caregiving, nurturing, helping and simply being with. I'd like to be fruitful and contribute to Island life. The thought of being a catalyst to enable folks to remain on island appeals to me. I understand that desire to be home. I like books, gardens, music, the beach, calligraphy, quilting and working with my hands to be creative.

Ken Goulet
I was a program direct for the handicapped for over 10 years. I have completed the WA state caregiver training program. I have over 25 years experience in the field of health & wellness and have taught internationally.

Understanding that as we age we are facing many unforeseen and often challenging circumstances which often require the assistance of other people. For some this is not always easy to accept, it can be a vulnerable stage in ones life. I feel it is my job as a caregiver to be sensitive, understanding, patient, and kind. Most of all I want to be helpful in any way I can to assist you in meeting your caregiving needs. I am easy to get along with and have a gentle disposition. Let me know if I can be of assistance to you.

Marilyn Parman

I am a retired musician with scientific background also, and I am personable and compassionate. Good with dementia, but I prefer not to work with patients who are violent. I have done a lot of research and have experience with patients who have swallowing problems and other eating disorders. I use music as mood elevator when appropriate. Also, I am a published writer and good listener.

Maura Lynn Pritchard
Certified Home Care Aid by Washington State Department of Social & Health Services, Certified Heartsaver by American Heart Association with First Aid with AED training & CPR, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bowen Therapist, Master Gardener, Chef, Carpenter and Handy Woman.

I live in the village of Eastsound and I am available for up to three days and one night a week for a new client. I can help you to continue living in your home with the highest quality of compassionate, professional care in comfort and safety. I am a certified Home Care Aid by Washington State Department of Social & Health Services with First Aid with AED training & CPR.

In addition to my many years of caregiving experience, I am also a Farm to Table educator and Chef. My diverse professional skill set allows me to care for my clients, and provide delicious, nutritious meals for any dietary restrictions. You might have even heard of my Elders in the Garden program that I teach… I get rave reviews from my Elder friends!

My experiences being a caregiver have brought me so many heartfelt and cherished moments. What I find in my Elderly friends is entire worlds of knowledge that enrich my life. I look forward to finding new friends and companions to help and learn from!

Nina Fry
Graduate Degree-Elem. Ed.
B.A. Degree-Psychology
CPR/First Aid- 07/18

After twenty years’ experience as a caregiver, I realize how important it is for those who are able to stay in their homes to have the care & support they require. This includes not only physical care & medical needs but also companionship, a sense of safety, trust, acceptance & knowing that their needs will be met. I will try my hardest to ensure that this is accomplished.

Pamela Harney
B.A. University of California-Santa Barbara; English and Sociology
Paralegal Certificate: U.C. Irvine – CA

I find assisting others personally satisfying in making each client comfortable with personal hygiene needs and providing enjoyment in a variety of activities for appropriate stimulation. I consider dignity and compassion essential.

Suzi Rose
BA Psychology Kent State University
EMT-Paramedic Akron City Hospital
LMP-Licensed Massage Therapist Brian Utting Massage School
LM-Licensed Midwife Seattle Midwifery School
Hospice training Lahari Hospice 1998

I am a gentle, quiet, experienced care giver and hospice volunteer
able to fit in comfortably and handle many different care giving needs and
situations. I have worked 20+ years providing in home care with an open heart and kind presence.

Tammy Myers
I have my current Washington state NAC license. I have a current Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED from the American Heart Association.

I want to help keep people safe, healthy and living in the environment they are most comfortable with-HOME.

Tracy McQueen
Home Care Aide Certified 10/2016
Lahari Dementia Class, 9/2015
One-day hospice seminar, 1/2016
CPR training, 1/2016
BA in English

As of October 2016 I have over 1000 hours direct client experience. I love providing care for people in need. I'm Mom to three grown sons and learned early on about the value of caring for little ones and tending to the needs of people with varying wants and challenges. I ran a medical transcription service company out of my home for 18 years, employing 6 people.

My goals as a caregiver: Respect for privacy and personal dignity; tact when interacting with family members; dependability; good communication and honesty, and of course competent home care. Please don't hesitate to contact me to learn whether I can be a good fit to your particular home care need.

Valentina Rivera
B.S. Nursing
Excelsior College, Albany, New York, 2008

A.S. Nursing
Excelsior College, Albany, New York, 2005

A.S. Health Ministry
Hartland College, Rapidan Virginia, 1995

Virginia Registered Nurse License from 2013
Massachusetts Registered Nurse License from 2005

I was born in Sofia, Bulgaria; lived in Bulgaria for 17 years; married; mother; Interests include hiking, cooking, music, travel; have visited England, France, Italy, Yugoslavia, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Argentina and Canada.

I completed an associate degree in Medical Ministry from Hartland Collage, VA in 1995 and worked at their Wellness and Health Center for 2 years as a therapist. I performed massages and hydrotherapy treatments under doctors’ supervision. I assisted in Stop Smoking programs and cooking schools. Lectured on Stress Management, Nutrition, Home Health Remedies, Hydrotherapy, and Massage.

In 2008 I completed my Bachelors degree in Nursing from Excelsior College in Albany, NY. I worked in many different fields of nursing: home care nursing, school nursing and geriatric nursing. I love being a nurse. I believe that nurses are the most trusted healthcare professionals. They are with patients throughout the continuum of life. While working as a nurse, I am also a teacher, advocate, caregiver, critical thinker, and even innovator. For me, nursing is one of the most honorable profession, and nurses are the heart and soul of the healthcare system.