Orcas Caregiver Directory

Caregivers Accepting New Clients

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Amy Cole
Caregiver Name
Education/Training
caregiving certification courses
EMT training
Hospice training and experience
Accepting New Clients?
Yes
Personal Statement

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.

Anna Kasperski
Caregiver Name
Education/Training
CPR, Nursing 101
Hospital training
16 years continuing education
Accepting New Clients?
Yes
Personal Statement

I am dedicated to provide the best possible care for your family needs.
Having over 16 years experience in working in hospital and home healthcare l can offer assistance in many aspects of medical needs as well as personal care .
Please call me 815 6905904.
Best regards , Anna

Chama Anderson
Caregiver Name
Education/Training
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
Accepting New Clients?
Yes
Personal Statement

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.

Dave Kahle
Caregiver Name
Education/Training
I am a physical therapist and I live on Orcas Island. I have provided home health physical therapy for clients here in the San Juan Islands for over 15 years. As a home health physical therapist for over 30 years, I am trained as a healthcare case manager for in home clients as well. This includes caregiver coordination and training, monitoring and making referrals for health conditions, home safety education and modification, and much more. Inclusive of my medical and physical therapy training I have years of ongoing training and experience related specifically to home care.
Accepting New Clients?
Yes
Personal Statement

I enjoy working with senior clients to assist in any way I can to support them and maximize quality of life at home. My home health physical therapy practice has had this focus and has now been extended to caregiving. I have always respected and give precedence to a person's autonomy and wishes in providing care. I make myself available to support, educate, and enhance whatever goals a client has, to meet any needs, while moving at their pace and within their preferences. I offer my care with flexibility, kindness, gentleness and humor, meeting my client on his or her terms. I look forward to hearing from you so we can discuss your care needs and explore possibilities.

Eirena Birkenfeld
Caregiver Name
Education/Training
University level pre-med classes, General Caregiving certificate, First Aid certificate, Hospice Care Training through Lahari, Certified Nurses Aid training through Skagit Community College.
Accepting New Clients?
Yes
Personal Statement

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.

Janie Reboulet
Caregiver Name
Education/Training
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.
Accepting New Clients?
Yes
Personal Statement

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
Caregiver Name
Education/Training
BA Education
Accepting New Clients?
No
Personal Statement

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
Caregiver Name
Education/Training
Certified Home Care Aid
Hospice of the NW Certified Volunteer
Certified Yoga Teacher
B.S Elementary/Special Education
Accepting New Clients?
No
Personal Statement

Sharing companionship and offering ease to people is a natural pleasure for me. I bring a calm and joyful attitude to a caring situation. I taught yoga for nine years to a variety of ages and abilities. Along with mentoring for the Funhouse Commons for the past fourteen 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. A client's health and happiness and general well being are my priorities.

Katy Breazeal
Caregiver Name
Education/Training
Bachelor of Arts
Caregiving Training Courses
Life Coach Certification
Volunteer, Orcas Door to Door
Accepting New Clients?
Yes
Personal Statement

I have been working as a caregiver on Orcas since 2018. I have experience working independently, as part of a team and leading a team of caregivers. I'm available for long or short-term care, to help you be comfortable, safe, and healthy in your home. I can help with all your care needs, meals, transport, errands, and appointments, as well as keep a clean, calm and orderly environment. You'll find that I am kind and caring, a good listener, professional and personable. I am comfortable providing you peace and quiet, or conversation and companionship.
I have received Covid vaccinations and boosters.

Ken Goulet
Caregiver Name
Education/Training
I studied social work at Springfield College in MA. Followed by a 3 year training program in Holistic health and wellness and had a private practice for over 20 years. I have over 30 years experience in the field of health & wellness and taught internationally. Formerly I was a program director for the handicapped for 10 years and implemented behavior modification programs that fostered independence. I have completed the WA state caregiver training program and have hospice training and experience.
Accepting New Clients?
Yes
Personal Statement

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.

Leonie Van Gelder
Caregiver Name
Education/Training
BA
Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)
Qualified Therapeutic Touch Practitioner (QTTP)
CPR
Accepting New Clients?
No
Personal Statement

I am a compassionate person who would like to help out. I have had some experience caregiving and would also be happy to do light housework, vegetarian cooking, organizing, and other tasks that may be needed. I am available part-time.

Lynn Hahn
Caregiver Name
Accepting New Clients?
Yes
Personal Statement

Hello, my name is Lynn.   I have many years of experience taking care of family members, and I am looking for caregiving opportunities here in the community.  I am dedicated to providing the best care and companionship for my clients and loved ones.  I have a huge heart and a lot of patience, which makes me an excellent candidate for taking care of your loved one.  Please feel free to contact me (253)381-7346.

Maura Lynn Pritchard
Caregiver Name
Education/Training
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.
Accepting New Clients?
Yes
Personal Statement

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!

Quija Moonflower Keogh
Caregiver Name
Education/Training
2 years college, associates degree /Training: Former Licensed Massage Practitioner, Firefighter and Wilderness First Responder in Oregon (expired certification but skills maintained)
Accepting New Clients?
Yes
Personal Statement

I have been caregiving elders since I was very young. I find great joy in providing a feeling of comfort, safety and companionship to those who find themselves needing assistance. I love listening to stories about people’s lives and when invited to share my own, having travelled extensively. I have an adorable, small, quiet and well-behaved dog who comes with me everywhere and loves everyone. Having training as a wilderness first responder I am quite skilled at providing the support needed when there is a crisis until help arrives. I am known to be the calm in the storm, and enjoy nature and music immensely. I look forward to spending quality time with someone who desires a companion, a good listener and enjoys delicious food as I have much experience as a cook.  

Enjoying the warmth of the setting sun.
Caregiver Name
Education/Training
Bachelors of Science - California State University Fullerton, First Aid and CPR, Instructional design in Alzheimer's therapy
Accepting New Clients?
Yes
Personal Statement

Im so happy to offer my skills and support to the elders of this beautiful island.
My introduction to caregiving began with supporting my grandmother who has suffered from a number of health challenges including emotional and physical. Helping her to stay in the comforts of her home as she endured these life challenges was rewarding for both of us. I learned that my ability to offer emotional support was equally valuable to my ability to support her physical therapy and mobility.
In the years that followed, I have offered care coordination, diet planning and food preparation, yoga, assistance in travel and leisure activities, home decor., handyman support and general care to the elders of my community. My schedule is flexible and my commitment is to support your dignified process of aging with as much comfort and joy as possible.

Sukima Hampton
Caregiver Name
Education/Training
I ama Wa.State licensed Massage therapist and have been working at Rosario Resort and Spa for over 20 years.
Accepting New Clients?
Yes
Personal Statement

I am a very helpful,friendly person who enjoys an active outdoor life , and am always willing to help take care of people . I also offer that I am a licensed Massage Therapist here in Washington,and have my own portable massage table, and love to give massages

Suzi Rose
Caregiver Name
Education/Training
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
Accepting New Clients?
Yes
Personal Statement

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
Caregiver Name
Education/Training
I have my current Washington state NAC license. I have a current Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED from the American Heart Association.
Accepting New Clients?
Yes
Personal Statement

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

Photo of myself,my daughter, and my stepmother on our recent vacation to Florida
Caregiver Name
Education/Training
Master's in Teaching
Bachelors degree in Biology
Accepting New Clients?
Yes
Personal Statement

I feel very fortunate that our family landed on Orcas Island. I would love to help others maintain a healthy lifestyle that would enable them to remain on this wonderful island. I believe everyone deserves to live their senior years experiencing friends,family, wonderful food , and in their own home. I enjoy learning from the elders in our community and sharing their lifelong experiences. I know working with you would be as rewarding for me as it would for you. My experience caring for my mother was a life changing experience and I only wish to care for others as I hope someone might have treated my own mother.

Valentina Rivera
Caregiver Name
Education/Training
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
Accepting New Clients?
Yes
Personal Statement

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.