bingMelissa D. | Professional Caregiver in Sarasota, FL | CareLinx
Melissa D.

Melissa D.

$15.00 / hr

Sarasota, FL

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About Melissa

I would be an exceptional caregiver, due to my personal background, not formal training. I have the up most compassion for those in need of companionship while going through personal difficulties. I have my Bachelors in Psychology, and have always been a "people" person. Although my background is with adolescence, I have wanted to help in the geriatric area for some time. My Mother is 84 years old, and lives in another state, and I know how much she would appreciate having someone there for her, on a regular basis. I also have first hand knowledge of what cancer/chemotherapy patients go through, as my daughter has cancer, but is now in maintenance. I love to cook, shop, clean, read, play cards, watch tv and most of all talk! I am personally proud of how I handled my daughters diagnosis, and kept upbeat through the entire process of various therapies, including chemo. I don't have a weak stomach, and can handle anything thrown my way. I would love the opportunity to help someone else, that is going through a rough time, and add some warmth and companionship, during what can be a very lonely point in their life.

Caregiving Services & Expertise


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

Job Interests

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

    Skills & Expertise

    • Blood Disorders
    • Cancer Recovery
    • Diabetes
    • Orthopedic Care
    • Post Surgery Recovery
    • Stroke
    • Senior Care
    • Elder Care
    • Home Care


    • English

    Experience & Education


    Aug 2012 - Sep 2014
    Trader Joes
    customer service cashier stocking cooking demonstrations cleaning
    Aug 2012 - Sep 2014

    William Woods University

    Sep 1984 - May 1988
    Sep 1984 - May 1988
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