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Michelle J.

Michelle J.

$17.00 / hr

Merrillville, IN

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About Michelle

I became a Nursing Assistant when my grandfather was diagnosed with Cancer it was hard on my grandmother, but once I stepped in with bathing, helping with light housekeeping around the house or just letting my grandmother get out for an hour or two her load was lightened it was a blessing. I felt giving back to my grandfather for all the love and support he has given me all the years was truly from the heart, he later passed away within three months then my grandmother was diagnosed with Cancer and I stepped in for her with just myself and my little children and again it was a blessing but challenging at same time but God gave me strength through my trail and made me strong.If i can give that to everyone I come in contact with am complete because it's from the heart helping someone with a bath, dressing them for the day, of just having a conversation means a lot to so many.. I love what I do and can give another individual

Caregiving Services & Expertise


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

Job Interests

  • Full Time
  • 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
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Home Health Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Orthopedic Care
  • Palliative 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


  • English

Experience & Education

hospice Aide

Sep 2016 - Feb 2021
Hospice Of The Calumet Area
Provide palliative care to terminally ill patients, assisting with ambulation, vital signs, managing medical records, point of care documentation, bath and shower assessments, delivering medical supplies and ADL assessments
Sep 2016 - Feb 2021

Certified Nursing Assistant

Dec 2009 - May 2014
American Home Health Agency
Assisted nurse with shower, turned patient every 2 hours, light housekeeping, sterile catheter assessments, vital sign (TPR) and Input and Output measuring
Dec 2009 - May 2014


Nov 2003 - Dec 2004
Presence Villa Franciscan Nursing Facility
Work as art of a medical team, turn and re-position bedridden patients, alone or with assistance, to prevent bedsore, provide patient with help walking, exercising, and moving in and out of bed, feeding assessments, answer patients' call signals, administering medications and treatments, such as catheterizations, suppositories, irrigations, enemas as directed by a physician or nurse,collect specimens such as urine, feces or sputum, observe patients' condition, measuring and record food and liquid intake and out put and vital signs, and report changes to professional staff
Nov 2003 - Dec 2004

South Suburban College

Aug 1997 - Oct 1998
Aug 1997 - Oct 1998

Farragut career Academy High School

Jun 1982 - Jun 1986
Jun 1982 - Jun 1986
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