Melissa S.

$20.00 / hr

Midlothian, TX

About Melissa

As a former public school teacher, agency staff member and school administrator, I have had the opportunity to serve families in many capacities. As a child of a parent with Alzheimer's, I have care-giving experience. Additionally, with a psychology degree, I have had the opportunity to apply strategies and best practices in working with individuals that exhibit challenging behaviors. My special education background allows me to understand how to work with PT and OT needs. Recently, I cared for a gentlemen in his home fulltime through Right At Home agency. He just transitioned to memory care. I received caregiver of the month recently. My service at Home Instead allowed me many great experiences with clients from various backgrounds and needs. I was awarded Caregiver of the Quarter by the agency Dec. 2018. It was an honor and especially when it was my pleasure to serve them. I am very reliable and dependable and enjoy immensely helping families. Caring for others has been my life's focus. I enjoy preparing meals and ensuring clients have a quality life with dignity. I am healthy and exercise frequently to stay strong mentally and physically for my clients.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

  • Bathing
  • Dressing & Grooming
  • Toileting
  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Prep
  • Exercise
  • 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

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Dementia
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

Caregiver

Feb 2019 - Present
Previous employer - RAH
Caregiver and chauffeur for seniors in Ellis County.
Feb 2019 - Present

Caregiver

Jan 2017 - Feb 2018
Home Instead Senior Care
Provided in-home care for seniors throughout Ellis and Johnson counties. Training was provided monthly to stay abreast of new medical trends as they related to caring for clients physical, emotional, social and safety needs. Provided care as plans directed for non-medical needs. Cared for many clients with various forms of dementia, including Alzheimer's. Personal care, meal prep, med reminders, appts, etc.
Jan 2017 - Feb 2018

Special Education Supervisor

Dec 1989 - Dec 2016
Dallas ISD
Supervised curriculum & Instruction program and staff for approximately 150 campuses, for students with special needs.
Dec 1989 - Dec 2016

M. Ed. UTArlington

Jan 2006 - Jan 2008
Jan 2006 - Jan 2008

B. S. Education

Jan 1980 - Jan 1982
Jan 1980 - Jan 1982
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