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Gilian

 
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GILIAN

I am originally from Gauteng and was born in 1983.

I currently stay in Cape Town.

I speak the following languages: English & Afrikaans.

I did a lot of courses in the UK. Lifting and hoisting. Medication. Peg feeding. First aid. Health and safety.

In my free time I love reading and writing. Always busy with some art or craft experiment. Going to the beach.

I also did my level 1 and 2 in early years development in the UK to become a teaching assistant.

Melissa

 
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MELISSA

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

My home language is 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.

Tersia

 
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Tersia

I'm originally from Germiston and was born in 1966.

I currently stay 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.

In my career I worked as a nurse in which I completed a 3 year course of B cur nursing.

I gained most of my experience in caring for patients and also giving motivational talks and training’s.

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 to cook, go hiking and focus on various art projects.

Nolitha

 
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Nolitha

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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Rene

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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Jemma

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.

Samantha

 
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Samantha

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 am currently doing a nursing course through Nido as my goal in the future would be to do nursing.

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

I have a valid drivers licence and my own vehicle.


Anneline

 

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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EMILY

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.

Lee-Anne

Age: 22 years

Durban

Alexa

 
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Alexa

I am originally from Durban and was born in 1996.

I currently stay in Cape Town.

I speak English and Afrikaans.

I see myself as a Independent, dominant person who is strong-willed and very competitive.

I am currently doing my third year 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 wanted to become a Companion to apply my skills and knowledge I have learnt in a good way, by assisting people.

I am a very active person and in my spare time I enjoy spending time with my friends, listening to music, watching movies and volunteering where i can.

I have a valid drivers license and my own vehicle.


Chloe

 
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Chloe

I currently live in Johannesburg and was born in 1981.

I speak the following languages: English and Afrikaans.

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

In my career I have worked in marketing in the legal and banking sectors.

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 to socialize with friends, cook, catch up on gym and read .       

Lisa

 
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LISA

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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Guy

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.       

Ayalah

 
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AYALAH

I currently stay in Plumstead.

I'm originally from Jerusalem and was born in 1951.

I speak the following languages : English & Hebrew.

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

I previously had a pottery studio where I worked and taught.

I previously completed a Bachelor of fine Arts.

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

Andrew

 
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ANDREW

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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Ingeborg

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.