Never having done this, I’m a bit in the dark, but I’d like to post a request:
Angela is a dear friend of ours. She is Brasilian, in her late 40’s, and is an LVN. Whenever I travel to Brasil, she is my full-time caregiver, giving my wife a needed break for the time we are there, usually every summer for a couple months.
This is a deeply caring and sympathetic woman who very much wants to come to the United States and work as a caregiver for a para- or quadriplegic. She has asked me to post a thread here at CareCure asking if anyone needs or knows of someone who is looking for a caregiver. Certainly, as I’ve told Angela, many American plegics who would ‘qualify’ for such needs already have caregivers, and the process of bringing in a foreign nurse may prove difficult, something I have never done nor have any experience in. Angela is undaunted and quite patient, understands it is not an overnight process and will do what it takes in Brasil to take care of her end.
My experience with her, and other foreign caregivers, is that they generally exhibit a greater empathy and patience than cynical, burnt-out Americans. Generally; every person is different, of course.
Angela speaks fair-to-good English, is very intelligent, humorous, a beautiful soul, and yes, a gorgeous, effervescent Brasilian. I’ve agreed to help her, as there are so few real opportunities for advancement in Brasil and, even working full-time as a care provider, the wages are pitiful.
Thus, I am going to help her find work here in the states. This is not some money-making, ‘pay me a huge fee’ foreign date service scam; freaks and perverts will be weeded out, I assure you! What I’m asking is that the person chosen be willing to go through the necessary paperwork shuffle in order to bring her in, and that, if you have an interest, you are financially stable and have the means to provide a wage and boarding for her.
Please PM me with information about yourself, your injury and general condition and lifestyle, and we will begin from there. I will not be posting a photo of Angela here, though if you prove to be sincere, I will send photos and put you in touch with her.