Karen Cohn

Contact details

Mrs Karen Cohn


Mobile: 07843 785718
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List of services

Personal Assistant
Domestic Duties, Pet Walking (PA Services, Garden Maintenance (PA Services), Home Meal Preparation, Medication Assistance, Personal Care, Shopping Assistance, Transportation Assistance (PA Services) and Social Engagement

Coverage

15 mile radius from Eastbourne

Availability

8am - 6pm 7 days a week

Charging and related information

£15 - £25 per hour

Expertise

Dementia, Mental Health, Acquired Brain Injuries, MS, Motor Neuron Disease, Huntington's Chorea, Stroke Rehabilitation, Cerebal Palsy, Adult and Elderly Care, End of Life Care

Experience

I have worked in the care sector for over 28 years in a variety of settings and job roles. I started as a care assistant in a small residential home for elderly clients, then moved on to a management role in a larger care home for clients with dementia. My next employment was in East Dean working for clients with many different needs including dementia, age related physical disabilities and terminal illnesses. During the 9 1/2 years I worked there, I gained NVQ level 2 & 3 in Care. I then became Registered Manager for a 20 bedded home specialising in providing care and support for people over 65 with past and present mental health disorders, a role I fulfilled for 10 years. During this time I completed level 4 in Care and the Registered Managers Award, along with numerous training courses related to the mental health disorders the clients needed support with. I then joined an Agency as I wanted to try home care but, due to the level of experience I had, I was only sent to Nursing Homes where I gained further knowledge and understanding of end of life care. I then started work in a nursing home offering permanent , respite and rehabilitation to clients who have Acquired Brain Injuries, MS, Motor Neuron Disease, End of Life Care and any other condition tat requires a high level of support. During my time working at this establishment, I have undertaken many training courses to gain further knowledge and skills to perform the job role to a high standard. Including, Hoarding Awareness, Health & Safety Awareness, Catheter Care, Postural Management, Manual Evaluation of the Bowel, Sepsis Training, Challenging Behaviour and Flocare Infinity Enteral Feeding (PEG). I am also a Qualified Welsh Passport Manual Handing Trainer. I nursed my mother through all stages of her terminal cancer enabling her to die with dignity at home, as per her wish.

In my spare time I enjoy all aspects of animal care, including walking my dog, horse management and riding, and enjoy caring for all animals and birds. I like gardening, spending time outside as much as possible, walking by the sea, basic DIY and decorating, baking, reading, driving and travelling.

Background

2015 to present Senior Support Worker Chaseley Trust
2012 to 2015 Agency Carer for EveryCare
2002 to 2012 Registered Manager Sunnyhill Residential Care Home
1993 to 2002 Senior Care Team Leader East Dean Grange
1991 to 1993 Managers Deputy The Gates
NVQ Level 2, 3 and 4 in Care and The Registered Managers Award
All job related training completed. Certificates available on request.

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