Companion

Samantha

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My friends call me Sam.

I live in Cape Town and was born in 1985.

I speak English.

I see myself as a logical, systematic and organized person.

For six years I worked as a Cabin Attendant and it allowed me to travel the world which I loved doing.

In 2014 I decided to settle down and focus on my family and in 2015 I became a mom.

I got involved with CareChamp as a Companion to show my skills I have learnt throughout my travelling years and share it with people in a meaningful way.

I completed the Health Care Assistant Course through NIDO and am currently studying Psychology.

In my spare time I enjoy travelling and spending time with my loved ones.

I have a valid drivers licence and my own vehicle.

Cheryl

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I was born in 1963 and I am currently residing in Cape Town, Diep River.

I am fluent in both English and Afrikaans and I speak a bit of French.

I see myself as an outgoing person, very bubbly and soft-hearted.

I was a pre-school / Grade R teacher for 18 years, then went on to be a special needs facilitator and tutor. My mom worked in the UK as a caregiver and that made me fall in-love with helping other people and I became a companion.

In my spare time I enjoy walking, reading, listening to music, talking to friends, watching a movie, swimming or gym, cooking, shopping and art.

I have my own car and a valid drivers license.

Judy

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I currently reside in Pretoria and was born in 1950.

I speak English and Afrikaans fluently.

I see myself as bubbly person who is outgoing and spontaneous.

I worked in the UK for 18 years as a live-in caregiver, where I assisted my client with daily living activities. I then decided to move back to South Africa and become a companion so I can continue helping people.

In my free time I like knitting, gardening, reading and spending some time with friends and family.

I have my own car and a valid drivers license.

Laura

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I was born in 1959 and am currently residing in Cape Town.

I am fluent in both English and Afrikaans.

I am a bubbly person with an empathetic and caring nature. I possess solid organisational skills and I am skilled at communicating effectively.

Throughout my career, I have worked in the admin sector and gained most of my caring experience by working abroad in the UK.

I wanted to get involved with CareChamp as a Companion to apply my skills and empathy in a meaningful way.

In my free time, I love walking, playing tennis, reading, watching interesting documentaries to learn new things, and watching sport.

Melissa

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I'm originally from Cape Town, currently living in Plumstead and I was born in 1973.

I speak English.

I am loyal, honest and have excellent work ethics.

In 2004, whilst on a working visa in Nottingham, England, I gained five months work experience at Adbolton Nursing and Residential home. In my youth, I also did volunteer work with the disabled at Protea Sports Club, Retreat.

I have so much respect for the elderly and understand how much courage it takes to get on with life in the face of struggle or disability.

I have recently completed and passed the following courses with excellent results: First Aid Level 1, First Aid Level 3, the Basic Home-Based Care and the Advanced Home-Based Care courses through St Johns.

I know that I want to be involved in care work and to make a positive difference in the lives of others.

Nolitha

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My Friends call me Nolly.

I currently stay in Parklands and was born in 1975.

I speak the following languages: English, Xhosa and Zulu

I see myself as patient and loyal person who is easy going and very empathetic.

For the past 9 years I have been living in the US and have been working as a caregiver abroad, which i loved doing. In 2018 I returned back to South Africa.

I wanted to become a Companion to apply my skills I have learnt in a meaningful way.

In my spare time I enjoy taking my kids out and exploring our beautiful Mother City.

I also completed a computer course.

I have a valid drivers license and my own vehicle.


Rene

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I'm originally from Cape Town, currently residing in Durbanville and was born in 1950.

I speak the following languages : English & Afrikaans.

I see myself as a patient, loyal and easygoing person and I show a lot of empathy towards others.

I have worked for ten years in the UK as a live in caregiver and decided to come back to South Africa to apply my skills and empathy in a meaningful way as a Carechamp Companion.   

Jemma

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My friends call me Jem.

I was born in Zimbabwe in 1996.

I currently stay in Cape Town.

I speak English.

I see myself as a logical, systematic and organized person.

I have a degree in Occupational Therapy which has equipped me with sound knowledge on human development across the lifespan, handling of people across all ages and backgrounds and handling of specific medical conditions.I have also completed a degree in Human life science with Psychology.

My drive in life is to help people, I believe in going the extra mile for people and that shared experiences are the foundation of our happiness.

In my spare time I enjoy painting, spending time on the beach reading and taking walks. I love going for coffee and cake.

I have a valid drivers license and my own vehicle.

Anneline

I'm originally from Cape Town, Gardens and I was born in 1943.

I speak the following languages : English & Afrikaans.

I see myself as a patient,loyal and easygoing person and I show a lot of empathy towards others.

I worked as a sales and marketing professional.

I gained most of my experience in caring for my husband with Alzheimers who unfortunately passed.

I previously completed a course in Computer Literacy.   

I wanted to get involved with CareChamp as a Companion to apply my skills and empathy in a meaningful way.                           

Emily

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I'm originally from Worcester and was born in 1943.

I speak the following languages: English & Afrikaans.

I see myself as outgoing, spontaneous,fun-loving and generous.

I worked as a Debtors and Creditors Clerk.

I wanted to get involved with CareChamp as a Companion to apply my skills and empathy in a meaningful way. 

I gained most of my experience caring for my frail and elderly mom who unfortunately passed as well as caring for my husband who suffered from MSA (Multi System Atrophy.

Lisa

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I'm originally from Cape Town, Durbanville and I was born in 1943.

I speak the following languages : English & Afrikaans.

I see myself as a patient,loyal and easygoing person and I show a lot of empathy towards others.

I previously worked as a nurse.

I gained most of my experience in Hospice work for a few years which I enjoyed. 

I wanted to get involved with CareChamp as a Companion to apply my skills and empathy in a meaningful way.

In my free time I enjoy walking 5km everyday,Pilates, reading, poetry, music, watching a good movie, theatre and enjoy nature and its beauty. When I have time I also enjoy a little needlework and Quilting.

Guy

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I am orignianlly from High Wycombe, United Kingdom and was born in 1991.

I currently stay in Newlands, Cape Town.

I speak English.

I see myself as a loyal, easygoing person who shows a lot of empathy towards others.

I am currently enrolled in a professional post-graduate programmer to become a registered Psychological Counselor. In 2011 I traveled to Thailand to teach English as a volunteer to island school children. I also completed an online leadership training in May 2018.

I wanted to get involved with CareChamp as a Companion to apply my skills and empathy in a meaningful way. 

In my spare time I love to catch up on reading, learning, spending time in nature, playing with my two dogs, connecting with loved ones, travelling, writing, reflecting on the deeper questions in life, meditating, exercising and cooking delicious food.       

Andrew

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I'm originally from Johannesburg and I was born in 1968

I currently live in Cape Town .

I speak the following languages : English & Afrikaans.

I see myself as a patient,loyal and easygoing person and I show a lot of empathy towards others.

I previously worked as a self employed photographer and presently working as an artist photographer and print my own work.

I gained most of my experience in caring for my long lasting friends who were elderly  and I also assisted in caring for a woman for 3 years.

I previously completed a course in photographic printmaking and preservation of photography. I have a diploma in photography from Durban University Of Technology.

I wanted to get involved with CareChamp as a Companion as I feel the elderly needs more security.

Ingeborg

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I currently stay in Cape Town and was born in 1969.

I speak the following languages: English and Afrikaans.

I see myself as patient,loving caring person and i show a lot of empathy towards others.

For 20 years i worked in the photography industry, I loved taking pictures, working with color and interacting with people from all over the world and of all ages.

In my spare time i enjoy the outdoors with family and friends and enjoy yoga and meditation.

My love for becoming a companion has come from my mom, i understand now how precious time is and how precious our elders are to us.