Melanie H.

$12.00 / hr

As you can see, my name is Melanie, and I feel I am the perfect candidate to provide qualitative care for your loved one. I have a history of working with the geriatric population, which is a population I feel beyond passionate about. I became a caregiver over twenty years ago because I have a passion for Seniors and the care and services they receive. My genuine concerns for seniors stemmed from the unconditional love and support my grandparents provided to me while they were raising me, and they still continue to do so. I strongly believe that the geriatric population is one that is often overlooked , and their needs are not perceived as immediate needs, yet their needs steadily become heightened and persistent. As a CNA and a personal assistant, I have provided care to individuals living with developmental disabilities, mental health diagnoses, Alzheimer’s, Parkinsons, and other aging ailments. I have performed patient care, to include activities of daily living based on client’s needs, both private care and in a long-term, geriatric care center consisting of 161bed units. The patients I have provided care for were a combination of individuals living with acute, chronic, and terminal illnesses, disabilities, as well as hospice patients. I also provided emotional support for patients and their families as well meticulously documented activities of daily living, progress, and retreat. I am flexible with my availability, and I am certain an interview would fully reveal my abilities and enthusiasm for the opportunity to become a caregiver for your loved one. I would welcome and appreciate the opportunity to further discuss the position. Thank you in advance for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience. Respectfully, Melanie ... more

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Adult Outpatient Mental Health Counselor

Delta Center, Inc.

Jan 2011 - Aug 2013

Conducted psychosocial assessments, developed treatment plans, and provided individual, family, and group counseling to geriatric clients battling mental health issues as well as prepared discharge planning and processed referrals to outside agencies. Served as liaison between clients, families/caregivers, service providers and community agencies to include assisted living and nursing rehabilitation centers. Supervised and trained staff for Residential Support and Adult Outpatient Program and conducted interviews with potential candidates. ... more

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Personal Assistant

State of Illinois-Department of Human Services, Division of Rehabilitation Services

Jun 2011 - Aug 2013

Provided assistance with daily bathing, oral care, skin care dressing, and laundry duties in addition to toileting. Completed grocery shopping tasks and prepared and served all meals to client. Monitored prescribed oral medications underwritten direction of physician. Acted as liaison with the client and home care office and doctor’s office to ensure timely deliveries of support to include documenting and reporting changes to charg e nurse or coordinator. Tracked and confirmed appointments and clients progress. Conducted reviews to determine client’s level of care and support. ... more

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Home Health Aide

Private Care in South Carolina

Aug 2004 - Jun 2006

Performed personal care work and support with domestic tasks including cleaning, shopping, cooking, feeding and bathing prompts as well as budgeting plans. Monitored medication administration. In addition, facilitated contact and appointments for community resources to include: medical care, financial assistance, social services, and other residential needs.

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Home Health Aide

Private Care in South Carolina

Aug 2004 - Jun 2006

Performed personal care work and support with domestic tasks including cleaning, shopping, cooking, feeding and bathing prompts as well as budgeting plans. Monitored medication administration. In addition, facilitated contact and appointments for community resources to include: medical care, financial assistance, social services, and other residential needs.

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CNA

Fairhaven Christian Home

Jun 1998 - Jun 2003

Performed patient care, to include ADLs based on client’s needs, in a long-term, geriatric care center consisting of 161bed units. Effectively cared for persons living with acute, chronic, and terminal illnesses, disabilities, as well as hospice patients, and provided emotional support for patients and their families. Meticulously documented activities of daily living, progress, and retreat.

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Master of Social Work

2006 - 2008 Saint Louis MO

South Carolina State University

Bachelor of Social Work

2003 - 2006 Orangeburg SC