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Paula M.

Paula M.

$20.00 / hr

Galena, IL

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About Paula

After a massive Corporate downsizing, I have changed careers and turned to the Healthcare field. I have over 30 years experience taking care of family and clients, ranging from neonatal, special needs including quadriplegia, to hospice care. The last 20 years have also included dementia/stroke, oxygen, TPN, feeding tubes and post operative care. In addition, I have also been asked by 2 clients to become their personal assistant. This included travel to the grocery store, doctor appointments, downsizing homes, moving packing and unpacking, traveling across country and also property managed my clients home while it was on the market to sell. How can I be of help to you?

Caregiving Services & Expertise


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

Job Interests

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Short Term
  • Holiday Shifts

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
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Home Health Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Orthopedic Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Post Surgery Recovery
  • Stroke
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care


  • English

Experience & Education

Special Needs Caregiver

Aug 2016 - Present
Jennifer Calvert
I currently am a privately employed Special Needs Caregiver / Personal assistant for a C-6 Quadriplegic semi independent female since 2016. I provide ROM exercises daily, transfer out of bed to the shower. Transfer back to bed to dress her for work and transfer from bed to her power chair for the day. I also assist with pet care, household duties and meal preparation. My background in Senior care is 15 years for stroke/dementia. I have also had a client in the past that transitioned into Hospice care at home. My Clients have given me glowing references in the past which I can provide upon request.
Aug 2016 - Present

Private caregiver & Personal Assistant

May 2018 - Present
Heidi Hagen
I had been hired to help with post operative care on two occasions. Her recovery has been slow and ongoing. In addition, I have been asked to become her Personal Assistant, helping resolve issues around the home, hiring contractors for a bathroom remodel, deep cleaning projects, gardening, shopping and doctors appointments. Two years in a row, I have done all the Holiday decorations. Including 4 trees, a lighted stairwell garland and outside garland and lights.
May 2018 - Present

Private Caregiver & Personal Assistant

Jun 2017 - Jan 2020
Judith Reedy
Initially, I was hired to as a private caregiver for Mr Reedy. He quickly transitioned to in home Hospice care and passed away within two months. After his passing, Mrs Reedy asked me to stay on and help downsize the household by having garage sales, and reduce her household items for a cross country move to CA. I accompanied her on her drive, taking care of her three cats. After I returned home, I property managed her home that was on the market for a year prior to its closing In Dec 2019.
Jun 2017 - Jan 2020

William Rainey Harper College

Jan 1970 - Jan 1971
Palatine, IL
Jan 1970 - Jan 1971
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