Kerry F.

$16.50 / hr

Prospect Heights, IL

About Kerry

Hi! My name is Kerry, I have over 18 years of experience in healthcare with over 10 of them helping the elderly, disabled, those with dementia & on hospice care. I love to just make my patients lives, day or hour better, easier & happier for them, especially considering when it is not possible for them to be without care & support, & living an independent life on their own anymore. The people I care for are more than just my clients, they become my friends & extended family! I think of how I would want someone to take care of my own parents, & that's how I take care of my clients. Treat people how you would like to be treated is my motto! I love to talk with my clients, listen to their stories, & learn about their lives & what makes them who they are! I'm a CNA (certified nursing assistant), caregiver & a former nursing student (which has given me great training in vitals, medication management, skin & wound care, health assessments without the client even knowing that that's what I'm doing, & I'm extremely comfortable taking them to the doctor appointments to take notes & talk with the staff as needed). And through my past work experience, I've been fingerprinted & have had consistent clear background checks & I've even been checked & cleared through the rigorous scrutiny of DCFS & DHS! I also have a resume, reference list & reference letters readily available upon request! I look forward to getting to know you & your loved one!

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

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

Job Interests

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Overnight

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
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer Recovery
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • COPD
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Hearing Disorders
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Home Health Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Orthopedic Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Post Surgery Recovery
  • Renal and Urological Disorders
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Skin Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Tracheotomy / Ventilation
  • Vision and Eye Disorders
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

Private Care Provider

May 2017 - Present
Naomi Less
Provided the following specific services for her father: G-Tube feeding & maintenance, ostomy changing & appliance maintenance, skin & wound care, & therapy guided swallow precaution oral feeding.
May 2017 - Present

Health Information Technology & Nursing Student

Aug 2009 - May 2018
Harper College
Nursing courses: pathophysiology, nursing fundamentals, mental health, med-surg I & II, pediatrics, OB & maternal health, and corresponding clinicals Pre-Nursing courses: pharmacology, nutrition, medical terminology, legal & ethical issues in healthcare, human anatomy, physiology, microbiology, information technology in the healthcare setting, and CNA
Aug 2009 - May 2018

Harper College

Aug 2009 - Jan 2018
Palatine, IL
Aug 2009 - Jan 2018

Private Care Provider

Sep 2016 - Nov 2016
Carole Xenakis
Provided companionship and care to her mother in law, including basic ADL’s, medication administration, & wound care.
Sep 2016 - Nov 2016

Private Care Provider

Jan 2016 - Mar 2016
Judy Horwitz
Provided companionship and care to her father on hospice, including repositioning, G-tube feeding & medication administration, foley catheter & incontinence care, & pressure ulcer/wound care.
Jan 2016 - Mar 2016

Caregiver

Oct 2015 - Feb 2016
Primus Home Care Solutions
Provided companionship and care to seniors, including those who have physical disabilities, dementia, and those on hospice care. I help with their activities of daily living, cooking, cleaning and socialization.
Oct 2015 - Feb 2016

Caregiver/CNA

Dec 2014 - May 2015
Senior Helpers
Provided companionship and care to seniors, including those who have physical disabilities, dementia, and those on hospice care. I help with their activities of daily living, cooking, cleaning and socialization.
Dec 2014 - May 2015

Life Skills Instructor

Jun 2013 - Jun 2014
Little City Foundation
Provided personal care and life supportive and enhancing services and instruction for youth residents with autism and other pervasive developmental disorders. Responsibilities also included administering medications to youths, controlled medication safety procedures, communication with nursing staff, vitals, and basic sick/well care and first aid.
Jun 2013 - Jun 2014

Certified Nursing Assistant

Jul 2010 - Jun 2011
Rosewood Care Center
Provide care for residents and patients including bathing, oral care, shaving, nail care, dressing, transferring with mechanical lifts and gait belt, feeding, calculating intake and output, vitals, and range of motion
Jul 2010 - Jun 2011

Wheeling High School

Aug 1991 - May 1995
Aug 1991 - May 1995

Reviews (1)

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August 2017
Linda S.
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