I have 20yrs experience in caregiver/companion. I started working as a caregiver after my father had a stroke and heart attack and i had no one to help me care for him. After my father passed away, i became committed to helping other family and it became my GOD GIFT to care for my clients with as much of love as it was my own family member. It give me great pleasure taking care of peoples. This is not just a job for me but a blessing!!!
Services offered: General companion care , Medication reminders , Meal preparation , Grooming assistance , Transportation , Errands , Organization (bill paying, mail sorting) , Light housekeeping , Live-in services , Respite care , Bathing, dressing, grooming , Ambulation assistance , Transferring and positioning , Toileting , Incontinence , Feeding and special diet , Alzheimer's/Dementia care , Parkinson's care , Stroke care.
I first became a certified nurses aid when I was 21 years old and found it very satisfying. Working and honing my skills in every department of the hospital. Living near the hospital made it easy for me to be available to work overtime, during crisis, snow storms, and double shifts if the hospital was ever short staffed. So satisfying that when Medical Assistant became the next medical position in Northwestern Memorial Hospital outpatient facility I jumped at the chance to become the first. Passing with flying colors I was now armed and ready to provide a level of care I knew I was capable. Able to provide excellent patient care as well as bringing the knowledge needed to run a fully staffed Doctor/Nurse office as a Medical Assistant and later a Unit Coordinator of Outpatient Services at Northwestern Memorial Hospital on Chicago's prestigious Magnificent Mile.
I could and did it all and I loved every second for over 15 years working with numerous Doctors working on the cutting edge of medicine,I was able to provide professionalism, selfless caring, fearlessness, empathy, exemplary patient care, excellent customer service, and secured client relations with a loving spirit and a great bedside manner.
My greatest personal achievement was the raising of my son that was born Autistic. I knew it would be a challenge but he and I prevailed. He is living & working on his own since he was 21 years. Never drugs, jail, jobless, or homeless. He strives to excel in any situation. I am proud. He lives independently working a job since the day he left home on his own. Working a position for over 15 years he continues to make me proud.
I am a woman, a mother, a wife, a daughter, a caregiver, a volunteer, a teacher, a professional home Designer, a traveler, a homemaker, a companion, a cancer survivor, and a friend.
I love what I do & I do it well. I make a great caregiver in any given situtation, I'm very reliable and kind natured. I'm hardworking and always open to learning new things. I have 6 years solidified experience working in the field. I strive to render quality care at all times. I'll be an ideal match for a family who wants a caregiver who takes their work really seriously.
Full assist( only hoyer lift for disability). stand pivot transfer, Reliable, Responsible, Caring caregiver for a previous stroke patient, needing feeding, Parkinson's, gait belt transfer, hoyer lift assist, nebulizer for excessive secretions, aspiration monitoring, heart condition, monitoring oxygen and HR levels, pneumonia and sepsis experience, severe gastro intestinal, kidney failure. Cognitive impairment. I can only transfer weights that are safe for both the patients and myself.
Live-in post-hospitalization care for a patient with heart condition, CPR trained, First Aid, Patient and caring person who is a reliable caregiver, Great listener, Excellent communicator who's willing to understand, Punctual, Medication knowledge (very meticulous), Intermediate cook, Takes hygiene seriously, Monitor and assist with patient's cognitive capacity, Ambulation assistance, ADLs, Interpersonal skills, Attention to detail, Safe driver with a clean record.
I make a difference everywhere I set my foot. I'm just a caregiver that does her job and beyond
Depending on the amount of hours offered, I am willing to drive 35 minutes daily to get to my case.