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Michelle C.

Michelle C.

$15.00 / hr

Waterbury, CT

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About Michelle

My passion in life is to help the elderly live out their final years in a comfortable environment of their choice. I retired after 33 yrs as a manager working with a large telecommunication company and this enabled me to care for my mom in her home. I took care of her for 5 yrs. before she passed away at the age of 94. Then I had the privilege of taking care of an elderly woman w/ Alzheimer's for 3 years until her state of mind needed a larger staff of caregivers in a facility. Since then I've worked w/ an elderly woman w/ COPD (passed away), an elderly woman w/ COPD and Alzheimer's (passed away), an elderly man w/ COPD on Hospice (passed away in my arms) and last but not least an elderly woman w/ Diabetes and Alzheimer's that now needs 24 hour live in care. I'm very flexible and look forward to helping out a family that needs care for a loved one. I've actually cared for 4 different families thru this site. Excellent references are available upon request. Update: I've cared for 5 other families

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

  • Bathing
  • Dressing & Grooming
  • Toileting
  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Prep
  • Groceries & Shopping
  • Transferring & Mobility
  • Exercise
  • Transportation
  • Housekeeping
  • Companionship

Job Interests

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Short Term

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

Skills & Expertise

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • COPD
  • Dementia
  • Diabetes
  • Home Health Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Palliative Care
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Post Surgery Recovery
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

Home Health Aid / Caregiver

Apr 2019 - Present
Self Employed
The job that I'm leaving is a live in caregiver job located in Southbury, CT. I take care of an 89 yr old gentleman with Dementia and swallowing issues. The only reason I'm leaving this job is because I want to be able to be home more often. When I'm here there is no going outside to run errands, or go out to lunch with my client. I'm here 5 days out of 7 and I never leave the house during that time. It will be bitter sweet when I leave on 3/1/20. I have 10 yrs experience and have worked with bedridden clients, Parkinson patients and Alzheimer's patients.
Apr 2019 - Present

Manager of Operator Services

May 1979 - Jun 2012
AT&T Co
I managed an office of 75 directory assistance operators until my office close in 2012 and the work was moved down south. During my last 5 yrs with the company my mom need me to move in with her to help with her care. I was able to have my mom in her home till she passed at the age of 94. So when I was forced into an early retirement I decided the Elder care was what I wanted to pursue and I've never regretted that decision.
May 1979 - Jun 2012

Uconn

Jan 1978 - Jan 1979
Waterbury, CT
Jan 1978 - Jan 1979
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