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Rachelle V.

Rachelle V.

$15.00 / hr

Harvey, LA

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About Rachelle

I became a caregiver to help the elderly, I saw that their was a need to assist the elderly many years ago in my community. In 2002 I began a working for a Day center for people with Alzhemiers and I loved it I had a chance to coordinate the center with the help of some other people we opened the center so that the elderly could have a place to go that would help give the family a break but to also help the elderly get out and have some fun with people their own age. While I worked doing that during the day I would go out to some of the clients homes to take care of them at night and own the weekend it became a second nature for me. I love people in general I am a people person but its something about the elderly that makes me go above and beyond for them ,they bring a certain light to your day. Being able to assist them with the little things give me joy and most of them are just looking for someone to talk to not really needing you for nothing but compassion and a listening hear. I am mostly proud of me going back to school to become a social worker and I really would like to put that to use to assist elderly who are in need of help with anything to make thier lives much easier. I am a medical assistant at Ochsner Hospital now and I have over 18 yearrs in the medical field I am a very passionate person who takes proud in what i do and I love giving back to my community and promoting good health habits for people of all ages.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

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

Job Interests

    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
    • Hospice Care
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Neurological Disorders
    • Orthopedic Care
    • Parkinson's Disease
    • Post Surgery Recovery
    • Renal and Urological Disorders
    • Respiratory Disorders
    • Stroke
    • Senior Care
    • Elder Care
    • Home Care

    Languages

    • English

    Experience & Education

    University of Phoenix

    Jan 2014 - Sep 2014
    Jan 2014 - Sep 2014

    medical assistant

    Jan 2014 - Sep 2014
    Ochsner Hospital
    Assist Doctors with exams, vitals, procedures and making sure patients get the best care.
    Jan 2014 - Sep 2014

    medical assistant

    Sep 2007 - Jan 2014
    Tulane Medical Center
    Assist Doctors with patients of all ages, injections, vitals, labs, test and exams.
    Sep 2007 - Jan 2014

    Manager? Companion

    Jun 2009 - Jan 2014
    Helping Hands Services
    Assist elderly with the management of daily living: such as eating, bathing, medications, light housework and doctor appts
    Jun 2009 - Jan 2014

    Bryman College

    Aug 1994 - Dec 1195
    Aug 1994 - Dec 1195
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