Patricia W.

$15.00 / hr

Santa Rosa, CA

About Patricia

Even as a teenager, I had a special affinity for the elderly and still enjoy serving/helping them, talking with them, and learning about their life experiences. I have a B.S. in Nursing and M.A. in Humanistic Psychology. Both of these disciplines require excellent observation skills which I use continuously to assess the mental and physical status of the people I care for. I enjoy working in situations where family is caring and involved and in which communication with family is encouraged. I am an active, healthy 72-year-old widow, mother of an adult son and daughter, and enjoy clogging, crocheting, reading, beading, volunteering and playing classical piano. My experiences as a nurse and mother, and years working with developmentally disabled adults have prepared me for working with those who need care-giving services. But, most importantly, I have a protective heart for the elderly.

Caregiving Services & Expertise


  • Dressing & Grooming
  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Prep
  • Groceries & Shopping
  • Transportation
  • Housekeeping
  • Companionship

Job Interests

  • Part Time

Caregivers that work non-full-time jobs or irregular shifts can negotiate extra compensation in addition to their standard hourly wage.

Skills & Expertise

  • Arthritis
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • Depression
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Home Health Care
  • Post Surgery Recovery
  • Stroke
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care


  • English

Experience & Education

Health Coordinator

Aug 2000 - Feb 2012
Oaks of Hebron
Coordinate provision of health care for 50+ developmentally disabled adults; update medication lists; coordinate and schedule medical appointments for residents; drive clients to and from appointments; provide follow-up; advise staff on health-related issues; provide staff training on medically-related issues; attend meetings with North Bay Regional Center staff and M.D.s.
Aug 2000 - Feb 2012

Medical Summary Specialist

May 2000 - Jul 2000
Heart of Humanity Health Services
Summarize medical charts of long-term care insurance applicants, listing pertinent information for G.E. Assurance Long-term Care Insurance underwriters.
May 2000 - Jul 2000


Jun 1988 - May 1999
Medical Transcription Services
In 1988, I established a part-time, home-based medical transcription business. My first account was with Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital transcribing weekly, one hour long Continuing Medical Education lectures for staff physicians by experts in various medical specialties throughout the United States. I was the sole transcriptionist for Dr. Stephen Halpern, a Santa Rosa cardiologist, for eleven years and have had accounts with other doctors in the Santa Rosa and Sebastopol areas.
Jun 1988 - May 1999

Continuing Medical Education Secretary

Feb 1984 - Feb 1986
Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital
All secretarial duties for the Continuing Medical Education Program for physicians, including transcription of weekly, hour-long lectures by medical experts from around the country and transcription from various conferences, such as the Cardiology Conference.
Feb 1984 - Feb 1986

Medical Transcriptionist

Feb 1984 - Feb 1986
Palm Drive Hospital
Transcription of Histories and Physicals, Discharge Summaries, Operative Reports, EKGs and Consultations.
Feb 1984 - Feb 1986

Medical Transcriptionist

Nov 1978 - May 1983
San Francisco General Hospital
Transcribing dictation of staff and University of California Radiology Residents in the Department of Radiology. Transcribing all radiology reports.
Nov 1978 - May 1983

Registered Nurse

Dec 1975 - Nov 1978
Center for Special Problems
Individual psychotherapy; group psychotherapy; dispensing and monitoring of medications; intake interviewing including assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, referral for ancillary services, crisis intervention
Dec 1975 - Nov 1978

Registered Nurse

Feb 1975 - Dec 1975
Northeast Mental Health Center, San Francisco General Hospital
Individual and group therapy, crisis intervention, evaluation of patients' status and response to medications, nursing procedures, psychiatric admissions and discharge planning.
Feb 1975 - Dec 1975

Registered Nurse

Sep 1971 - Feb 1975
Irwin Memorial Blood Bank
Medical histories, phlebotomies and drawing blood, plateletpheresis and plasmapheresis.
Sep 1971 - Feb 1975

Sonoma State University

Sep 1972 - May 1974
Sep 1972 - May 1974

Humboldt State University

Sep 1965 - Mar 1970
Sep 1965 - Mar 1970
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