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Sherry V.

Sherry V.

$18.00 / hr

Joliet, IL

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About Sherry

I grew up going to work with my mother as she was a caregiver for the angel network. I learned the importance of patience, empathy and integrity. Caregiving is not always easy, if your caregiver doesn't appreciate this field; in my opinion your senior will not be properly Cared for. I enjoy finding a way to help my senior accomplish a task without making them feel like less of a person or embarrassed. Your loved one should always feel respected, heard, and safe. My approach to aggression, sadness, confusion, etc. is meeting your loved ones emotions and needs on their level. I quickly assess the problem and get back to a trusting common ground. Sometimes all they want Is their feelings acknowledged. This ensures they feel equal and helps keep their sense of dignity. A caretakers most important quality should be compassion and focus. When I walk through your door my phone is off and I'm ready for the day. I will treat your loved one as if she/he were my own family. I have been doing this for several years now and I've witnessed many different styles of care. Positive attitude is key. Keeping my calm helps your loved one to trust me. It's important to me they feel I am happy to be with them. Nobody wants to feel babysat. I pride myself on being able to care without the patient feeling embarrassed or overwhelmed. I try my best to help you feel safe leaving your loved one in my care. Open communication helps your family feel you've made the correct choice and helps me feel comfortable doing my job. I chose caregiving because I love helping people. It is very rewarding even on the difficult days. I never lose my cool. This is important to avoid escalating the issue and causing frustration or anxiety for your loved one. Its rewarding to give you peace of mind. It is more than just a job for me. It is privilege and opportunity to make difference. My certifications and references are seller.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

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

Job Interests

  • Part Time
  • Overnight
  • 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
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer Recovery
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • COPD
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Hearing Disorders
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Home Health Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Orthopedic Care
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Post Surgery Recovery
  • Renal and Urological Disorders
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Skin Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Vision and Eye Disorders
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

College of DuPage

Jan 2018 - Present
Glen Ellyn, IL
Jan 2018 - Present

Caregiver

May 2017 - Present
Family employer.
I am a patient caregiver. My duties include, medication management, meal preparation, light household chores, driving client to scheduled appointments, running errands, help with bathing, and companionship.
May 2017 - Present

Home health aid

Jul 2013 - Jan 2016
Denise Mance
Denise was a 35 year old mother of four ages 9 and under. She was diagnosed with cancer shortly after her last birth. Her husband worked day and night to keep up the medical treatments. My my job was to get her children ready for school and drop off, also pick up. While the children were in school I cared for Denise. She needed help with all household chores, laundry, cooking, packing lunches, letting the dog out, running errands, bathing after she became too weak, and sometimes help in the toilet. I also sat with her during chemo. It is a long process but having someone with you eases the pain a little. Denise is a friend I will never forget and always be grateful I was able to help her. After I picked up the kiddos from school we worked on homework, had snack, playtime, and dinner. Before I left for the night the kids were bathed and dressed for bed. I'll be honest it was a lot of work at times but I love care taking and actually to this day Denise is my best friend. Her family moved away but we keep in touch. She beat cancer and is a true inspiration.
Jul 2013 - Jan 2016
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