Ruthie P.

$13.00 / hr

Colon, MI

About Ruthie

A few things about me and my role as a caregiver are that I'm friendly, kind, compassionate, understanding, and hard working. For 10 years, I have worked as a caregiver under two professional services, ROI in Michigan and Help-at- Home in Northwest Indiana. The services that I've performed include transportation, personal assistance, physician advocate, medication disbursement, life-skills assistance to people, of all ages, with a variety of physical and mental abilities. Credentials include behavioral, CPR, and First Aid training. I am passionate about caring for those in need giving a helping hand. Knowing I could make a difference in their life and seeing a smile on their face brings joy and purpose to my life! What inspired me to get into caregiving was my Grandma. In the beginning, she just needed help with little things. Then, as time passed she needed all around care. It felt good to help her. I saw a need that I knew I could fulfill, not only for her, but others too. A personal achievement that I am most proud of was becoming an APC (Assistant Program Coordinator). I had applied 2 other times and didnt get the job. I had to build more skills and fight harder for it and the people I loved to help. I am thankful for the experience it has helped me to be a better caregiver.

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
  • COPD
  • Dementia
  • Diabetes
  • Home Health Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

Direct Support Professional (DSP)

Sep 2018 - Aug 2019
Help At Home Inc
Meal prep, help maintain proper hygiene, pass medication, monitor, paper work, socialize, community outings, errands, clean, cook, money management, and advocate during doctors appointments.
Sep 2018 - Aug 2019

Cashier, Dinning room, Catering, Marketing

Mar 2017 - Dec 2018
Chick-fil-A
Take quest order, server guest, prep orders, deliver orders, clean, stock, and host stations during events.
Mar 2017 - Dec 2018

Assistant Program Coordinator (APC) Direct Support Professional (DSP)

Jan 2008 - Jun 2016
Residential Opportunities Inc (ROI)
Meal prep, help maintain proper hygiene, pass medication, monitor, paper work, socialize, community outings, errands, clean, money management, cook, manage staff and advocate during doctors appointments
Jan 2008 - Jun 2016

Loy Norrix High School

Jan 1999 - Jan 2003
Kalamazoo, MI
Jan 1999 - Jan 2003
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