Martha V.

$15.00 / hr

Merrillville, IN

About Martha

Worked as a CNA and HHA and as a caregiver companies for more than 25years. I consider myself a hard worker , dedicated to my work & my clients & their needs . I am very compassionate and very empathetic with plenty of patience. I've Worked with those with mental disabilities,Autism,Down syndrome,Dementia, Alzheimer's,walkers ,wheelchair, canes, assisted with ADL's,/ personal care , meal preparations,light housekeeping,grocery shop,laundry,driving clients to appointment,provided companionship. Worked in nursing homes,group homes and clients home. Sat with clients in the hospital after surgery etc. Worked 2 years for hospice. Most of all I truly enjoy working for the elderly and hearing their life stories. Caring for the elderly all these yrs I have met so soo many clients & their loved ones that have made me feel like family . This has been very rewarding for me & it's what I love to do .

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

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

Job Interests

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Short Term
  • Overnight
  • Weekend Live-In

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
  • Cancer Recovery
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hospice Care
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Orthopedic Care
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Post Surgery Recovery
  • Renal and Urological Disorders
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Skin Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Experience & Education

Live in Caregiver

Sep 2015 - Jan 2018
Self employed
Cared for a couple . She (78)had a brain stroke is diabetic & he (91)is legally blind . Assist with ADL's. Prepared 3 meals plus snacks, medication reminders, grocery shop, run errands, drove client to Dr's & P/T appts.Bingo etc. Light housekeeping, laundry . Check blood sugar readings,assist with exercises , companionship , activities,took client for short walks.Toilet & change pulled for the wife . Toilet & change couple time in the night . Worked 24 hrs as a live in ,4 days a wk . She had another brain stroke with left her paralyzed on right side . After rehab family decided to place her in a nursing facility & he just moved into an assisted living facility.
Sep 2015 - Jan 2018

Live in caregiver

Oct 2011 - Sep 2015
Visiting Angels
Meals for client, med reminders , grocery shop/ run errands, take to Dr's appts., assist with ADL's, companionship, laundry housekeeping, toilet & change . Companionship, play Scrabble to stimulate theo mind after a BRAIN STROKE .
Oct 2011 - Sep 2015

Caregiver

Oct 2009 - Oct 2011
Crabtree Residential Living
Worked in a group home setting caring for 4 Males , 3 young as 18,20&21, & a 52 yr old all with either autism ororther form of mental disabilities. I worked the 3rd shift , assisting with toilet , room checks , laundry & getting them up in the morning for school or work shop, showered, dressed & fed. Prepared breakfast for them
Oct 2009 - Oct 2011

Home Caregiver

Apr 2007 - Sep 2011
Right At Home Inc
Cared for a mother (90 yr) diabetic and her mentally challenged daughter (70) for 4yrs. Provide assistance with ADL'S, went to Dr, appts with client's . Prepared light meals , provide medication reminders , assisted with exercises & took daughter for walks when weather permitted. Light housekeeping & laundry
Apr 2007 - Sep 2011

Rich Central High

Jan 1972 - Jan 1976
Jan 1972 - Jan 1976
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