Marijo H.

$16.00 / hr

I greatly enjoy oldsters and consider it a privilege to be of help to them. As a semi-retired, work-at-home business person and empty-nester, I have very flexible hours and can adjust my work schedule to accommodate situations as necessary. I have been caring for seniors since 2001 when my late father came to live with me. Over the past few years, I have been working part time for an agency, but would like to expand my hours.

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Family

Jul 2011 - Jul 2015

Weekend care for elderly (late 90s) widow living at a senior apartment/condo. Assisted her getting dressed and did light cleaning. Got her meals for her. Helped her get around despite arthritis and became good friends over the years until she passed away.

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Family

Jul 2008 - May 2011

Freelance caregiver 14+ hours a week for an 80-year-old wheelchair-bound widow with MS She lived alone and needed help with everyday chores such as shopping, cleaning, cooking and diet supervision, because she could not walk. Frequent hygiene and transfer procedures were also required. Sadly, she passed away of cancer in August 2011.

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Caregiver (Part time)

Home by Choice (Fairview Ministries)

Apr 2009 - Oct 2010

Worked part-time for Fairview Ministries’ “Home By Choice” in-house caregiving agency (Downers Grove, IL) at the large Fairview Baptist Home, mostly in the Independent Living residence, but also occasionally in the Assisted Living wing or out in the community. One of my clients through this agency had memory issues, which spurred my interest in how to better serve such oldsters; the agency procured me reading materials and classes on this subject. He passed away, then I cared consecutively for two widows who had broken arms and needed short-term assistance — then serving an elderly widow who lived at the Fairview independent living building but needed companion services at the request of her family. I was laid off when this agency was discontinued by the facility. ... more

Caregiver (Part time)

Home Instead Senior Care

May 2008 - Oct 2010

Worked for Home Instead Senior Care (LaGrange, IL, 708-482-8660), consecutively taking care of 3 elderly couples part-time in their homes or in an assisted living home. Duties included cleaning, shopping, driving them to/from appointments, bill paying and helping better organize their living arrangements. Left this agency to work for another, better-paying job.

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Family

Oct 2006 - Nov 2007

Took in a 99-year-old wheelchair-bound, deaf woman who did not want to go to a nursing home but whose relatives were unable to care for her. She lived in my home, and I attended to her day and night. Duties included bathing, diapering, purchasing and administering medications and other personal products; meal preparation of soft foods; wound care and healthy skin maintenance; interacting with medical personnel who came to see her, as well as taking her to doctor appointments and assuring her overall comfort and care. She eventually had to leave because her hip replacement was rejected by her body, and she entered hospice care in a facility. ... more

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Family

Oct 2001 - Nov 2005

Brought my 94-year-old father to live with me and cared for him until he passed away. He was legally blind and used a walker. Duties included cooking for him and doing his laundry; buying and giving him medications, taking him to appointments and church; addressing continence needs; maintaining his bank accounts and paying his bills.

Education

graphic arts

1980 - 1982 Glen Ellyn IL

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BA degree, University of Pittsburgh

English (Communication and Writing)

1967 - 1970