Melissa A.

$15.00 / hr

Oswego, IL

About Melissa

I became an LPN in 1992. My career as a nurse was primarily in assisted living, Alzheimer's assisted living and nursing homes. I hurt my back, at home, in 2003 and have had surgeries to correct slipped discs. I can, however, help care for people where lifting is not required. I've been working for a man who had a stroke for 5 years as of 10/2019. They are a wonderful family and will gladly give a reference if requested. I also worked around 4&1/2 years for a lady who cares for the elderly in a couple of houses she owns in Aurora. I had to leave there in August 2019 as lifting was becoming inevitable there. But I did enjoy it. I did light cleaning, laundry, medication administration, light dressing, toileting and cooked and served meals. I also provided simple companionship. I also cared for my elderly grandparents. My grandma had Alzheimer's. It was very difficult for me but, I was extremely close to them and loved them dearly.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

  • Bathing
  • Dressing & Grooming
  • Toileting
  • Medication Reminders
  • Housekeeping
  • Companionship

Job Interests

  • Part Time

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

Skills & Expertise

  • Dementia
  • Home Health Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Stroke
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

LPN/Caregiver

Jan 1993 - Present
Worked as a nurse until 2006. Now I do private caregiving.
I was an LPN from 1993 to 2007. I've had several back surgeries that have put me on disability. I have been working for a couple for 5 years now. He had a stroke and I go and sit with him a few hours per week while his wife runs errands.
Jan 1993 - Present

Waubonsee Community College

Jan 1995 - Jan 1996
Sugar Grove, IL
Jan 1995 - Jan 1996

Joliet township High school of practical nursing

Jan 1991 - Jan 1992
Joliet, IL
Jan 1991 - Jan 1992

Joliet Junior College

Jan 1991 - Jan 1992
Joliet, IL
Jan 1991 - Jan 1992
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