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Ellen J.

Ellen J.

$15.00 / hr

Mankato, MN

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About Ellen

I've always had a soft spot for children and the elderly. I was nine when my brother was born with Cerebral Palsy and as a result became one of his primary caretakers in every aspect. At the same time my grandparents were aging and they needed care as well. I learned a great deal watching my parents tend to their daily needs and the joy and comfort expressed between them was priceless. So when my Dad was diagnosed with cancer and my Mom with Alzheimer's it was natural for me to move home and take care of both of them until they passed. I've also been a nanny and enjoyed that immensely. Over a year ago I received my CNA certification and proceeded to work at a memory care facility in the area, however I realized I was much better at one on one with people so I could really concentrate on their specific needs. After leaving there I have continued to nanny. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to know and care for so many people that have crossed my path so far in this life and desire to help other families as well.

Caregiving Services & Expertise


  • Bathing
  • Dressing & Grooming
  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Prep
  • 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
    • Hospice Care
    • Post Surgery Recovery
    • Senior Care
    • Elder Care
    • Home Care


    • English

    Experience & Education

    Certified Nursing Assistant

    Aug 2013 - Feb 2014
    Autumn Grace
    All aspect of personal care for 12-24 people which included dressing, showering, toileting, feeding, entertaining and medication administration.
    Aug 2013 - Feb 2014


    Feb 2010 - Jun 2013
    Kate Kelly, Dawn D'Angelo, Fiona Thatcher
    Each family had three children ranging from newborn to age 5. I provided physical care such as diaper changing/toileting and meal/snack preparation but more importantly provided a lot of love and care emotionally while gently challenging them in small and large motor skills while expanding them emotionally and intellectually with arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor games, reading and swimming.
    Feb 2010 - Jun 2013

    Mankato State

    Sep 1979 - Feb 1981
    Sep 1979 - Feb 1981

    Anoka-Ramsey Community College

    Sep 1978 - Jun 1979
    Sep 1978 - Jun 1979
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