Ihilani S.

$20.00 / hr

Chapel Hill, NC

About Ihilani

Hello my name is Ihilani ( E-He-La-knee) I started my caregiving career with my grandmother at the age of 10 when I went to live with her, after her hip surgery. That is when I knew that being with people during their most vulnerable time was a ministry and not just a job. I believe that no matter what age or stage in your life we can all need help and more important a sense of protection during these times. Mind Body and Soul all need to be nurtured when we are going through health issues. and it brings me great joy to know that I able to help others when they are experiencing medical, mental or soul pain or just a helping hand making sure that the quality of life that a person lives is safe and secure no matter what stage of life they are in. While working with a nursing home... My new patient, would not let me touch him. I couldn't take vitals, bathing was out of the question, he was just mad at the world and I understood. I noticed my new patient had extreme dry mouth and was very dehydrated. I asked, "What is your favorite drink?" He replied,I love orange juice and I have not had any in 4 years. "What???" I look at my new patient and said I will be right back. I returned to the room in about 5minutes and my patient says well this is a first. I asked What is a first? He replies back "That you came back" I look at him and smiled, Sir you do not scare me with a giggle and I have something for you I believe you will love.He looks at me, smirks what could you possibly have for me? walking towards him holding a half gallon jug of orange juice with a straw saying " Your favorite drink Sir." My new patient looks at me saying, I will let you take care of me. Remembering this story makes me tear up. We had a great friendship that only lasted for 6months before he passed, but we laughed, he taught me things and encouraged me in my life's journey and while I only had 6 months with him, when I think of why I love what I do I think about him

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
  • Short Term

Caregivers that work non-full-time jobs or irregular shifts can negotiate extra compensation in addition to their standard hourly wage.

Skills & Expertise

  • ALS
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer Recovery
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • COPD
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Hearing Disorders
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Home Health Care
  • Orthopedic Care
  • Post Surgery Recovery
  • Skin Disorders
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

Home Health Aid/ Styist

Apr 1998 - Present
Go To Girl 919
I have been doing home health care for as long as I can remember. With sick Grandparents needing constant help, my mother needed all extra hands available and there is where my training started. Dealing with dementia, diabetes, and cancer. Over the years, I have handled everything from running errands, cooking, meal prep, to taking vitals administering meds and asst. with physical therapy. I am also a hair stylist that can do in-home hair care as well. As a licensed minister, I am very aware of how important keeping up the spiritual side of our hurting loved ones. I am a non-denominational minister.
Apr 1998 - Present

Customer Service Agent Rewards

Jan 2017 - Present
Staples.com
Work with customers all over US ensuring that their accounts are in compliance and helping businesses grow through logistics
Jan 2017 - Present

Owner / stylist

Jan 2006 - Present
Art Of You Salon
I am the owner opertor of Art of you, As a stylist I keep my door open to people that are in home and need help with their hair and other cometic services ... cutting , waxing, color
Jan 2006 - Present

Church of Christ Divinity College

Jan 2004 - Jan 2006
Durham, NC
Jan 2004 - Jan 2006

Central Carolina Community College

Jan 1999 - Jan 2001
Sanford, NC
Jan 1999 - Jan 2001

Columbine Beauty Academy

Jan 2000 - Jan 2001
Denver, CO
Jan 2000 - Jan 2001

CNA level 3

Jan 1998 - Jan 2000
Durham county general hospital
I worked in Surgical Orthopedics helping patients recover from all different types of bone surgeries ... Vitals taking, bath, feed, admin meds, clean, help walking and asst in physical therapy.
Jan 1998 - Jan 2000

Central Carolina Community College

Jan 1998 - Jan 1999
Sanford, NC
Jan 1998 - Jan 1999
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