Elisa W.

$25.00 / hr

Saugerties, NY

About Elisa

HELLO! My career as a caregiver started with a chronically ill father. Throughout my childhood and in my early teens my dad was very ill with diabetes Type 1. When I was 5 years old my dad lost his eyesight. As a preteen I participated in his care helping with blood sugar readings and Insulin injections. When I was able to drive I help out by taking him to doctor's appointments. I went away to college and lived in Florida for a few years and as my dad became progressively worse I moved home. I became increasingly involved in his care as my mother was worn out and had a very full-time job. At that point I decided to change career paths and go to nursing school. My love of taking care of people is a direct result of the experience I had administering Loving Care to my father . I considered to be a dedicated and resourceful Private Duty Nurse. With an exceptional record of in-home health care provision I am able to function well independently in home medical emergency situations and to coordinate regular care regimens with physicians and other hospital staff. Superb communicator with a variety of patient types and skilled in providing a pleasant and sympathetic home health care experience. Core Qualifications Wide experience in private residential nursing. Excellent grasp of home care clinical practices. Superior skills in safe and comfortable patient transfer and positioning. Outstanding ability to handle traumatic situations effectively. Strong oral and written communication skills. High empathy and listening skills

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
  • Overnight
  • Holiday Shifts

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

Skills & Expertise

  • COPD
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Home Health Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Orthopedic Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Post Surgery Recovery
  • Renal and Urological Disorders
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Skin Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Tracheotomy / Ventilation
  • Vision and Eye Disorders
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

Ulster BOCES

Jan 1996 - Present
Port Ewen, NY
Jan 1996 - Present

Licensed Practical Nurse

May 2015 - Aug 2017
Self Employed Health Inc
Pediatric Private Duty Nurse Performed ongoing health assessments of individuals and their families by evaluating their physical, mental, and environmental status - provided nursing interventions based on assessment of need Made skilled nursing observations of patient's health status by monitoring and documenting such things as vital signs, heart and lung auscultation, blood and urine laboratory values, intake and output, level of consciousness, etc. Applied independent emergency measures to counteract adverse health developments and notified physician of patients condition. Ensured proper documentation of patient care and regular communication with the patient, family, patient care givers, and physician.
May 2015 - Aug 2017

Licensed Practical Nurse/ Caregiver

Apr 2014 - Aug 2014
Healthcare
Contracted independently to perform total patient care for end-stage Cancer patient, applying a compassionate and proactive approach to patient's care. Observed, evaluated, and recorded symptoms. Communicated plan of care changes to family members resulting from disease progression. Applied independent emergency measures to counteract adverse developments. Maintained needed equipment and supplies. Determined patient needs based upon initial home evaluation; established care plan to ensure continuity of care. Assisted range of motion exercises, medication intake, and personal hygiene. Cooperated with community agencies to assist patient where possible. Provided emotional support for patient and family member.
Apr 2014 - Aug 2014

Ulster County Community College

Jan 1996 - Jan 2000
Stone Ridge, NY
Jan 1996 - Jan 2000
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