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Erika K.

Erika K.

$16.00 / hr

Chicago, IL

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About Erika

Very compassionate about caring for others. Helping others who can't help themselves. Knowing that my hard work and great bedside manner brightens up someones day in their time of need. Worked at the Rehabilitation Institute Of Chicago for 7 Years as a PCT, on the stroke/Neuro floor. I had a patient who was suffering from Cancer. I was able to give the patient great motivational speeches to look forward to another day. Work hard in therapy to build up strength. Give him a good laugh on a daily basis. (After all that). After being released from Rehab, the patient and his wife had a specially made wooden plaque in honor of me, engraved with my name on it. And, also engraved in the plaque, was how I was the best caregiver they had encountered since his battle with cancer. The patient, has since lost his battle with Cancer. I will always cherish that plaque. Because. It shows me. My empathy, great bedside manner and hard work, to make sure my patients have the best recovery, I could possibly give them, is appreciated. I have been a CNA for 14 years. I am very compassionate about helping others. Dependable, hard working, finish all task in a timely manner. I am C.P.R certified, CPI certified to work with the mentally ill, EKG certified. I am now at Kindred Hospital working on the Telemetry unit, and my patient and staff members, just love my attitude, work ethic and smiley face everyday. Managers and other departmental staff members recognize and commend me on my professiona

Caregiving Services & Expertise


  • Bathing
  • Dressing & Grooming
  • Toileting
  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Prep
  • Transferring & Mobility
  • 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

    • ALS
    • Alzheimer's Disease
    • Blood Disorders
    • Cancer Recovery
    • Cardiovascular Disorders
    • Diabetes
    • Gastrointestinal Disorders
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Hospice Care
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Neurological Disorders
    • Orthopedic Care
    • Parkinson's Disease
    • Post Surgery Recovery
    • Renal and Urological Disorders
    • Respiratory Disorders
    • Skin Disorders
    • Stroke
    • Senior Care
    • Elder Care
    • Home Care


    • English

    Experience & Education


    Feb 2014 - Feb 2015
    Kindred Hospital (North)
    Assist patients with daily grooming, bathing, answering call lights, assist in toileting,keeping patients clean and dry.
    Feb 2014 - Feb 2015

    (PCT) Patient Care Technician

    Apr 2006 - Oct 2013
    Rehabilitation Institute Of Chicago
    Assist patients out of bed into the wheelchair. Administer G-Tube feedings, Catherize patients, Bladder scan, blood glucose checks. Transferring patients by stretcher, and /or wheelchair to and from other floors for procedures.
    Apr 2006 - Oct 2013

    Cregier High School

    Aug 1990 - May 1994
    Aug 1990 - May 1994
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