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Sylvia R.

Sylvia R.

$17.00 / hr

Palestine, TX

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About Sylvia

I was raised up by my parents and grandmother to be a caregiver. They took care of me, so I therefore did proudly take care of them. I assisted in the total in-home care of my Alzheimer's mother and my bed confined stroke victim father until their passing away. All the while I kept a full time job. I believe that at all cost elderly disabled relatives should not be sent to live in a rehab or nursing home if they have children, and I am one of nine. My husband now suffer from several chronic illnesses, and I retired two years early so that I could assist in his care daily. It is just the right thing to do.

Caregiving Services & Expertise


  • Bathing
  • Dressing & Grooming
  • Toileting
  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Prep
  • Groceries & Shopping
  • Transferring & Mobility
  • Exercise
  • Transportation
  • Housekeeping
  • Companionship

Job Interests

  • Part Time
  • Short Term
  • Overnight

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
  • Arthritis
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Home Health Care
  • Orthopedic Care
  • Post Surgery Recovery
  • Renal and Urological Disorders
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Vision and Eye Disorders
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care


  • English

Experience & Education

Home Health Aide

Sep 2018 - Mar 2019
At Home Health Care
Prepared meals for elderly female. Assisted the patient in bathing and dressing. Cooked meals and did light to moderate housekeeping.
Sep 2018 - Mar 2019

Parole Officer

Jul 2007 - Aug 2018
TDCJ-ID Parole Division (Retired)
Conducted parole investigative interviews; comprised report of offenders complete criminal history to include the institutional adjustment. Upon release I supervised the offenders in the home and work settings. I did work closely under supervision with minimal latitude for the use of independent judgment. I retired from the State of Texas 8/31/2018.
Jul 2007 - Aug 2018

Texas College

Jan 2005 - Jan 2007
Tyler, TX
Jan 2005 - Jan 2007

Intake Interviewer

Aug 2005 - Feb 2006
Texas Department Of Human Svc
Conducted interviews with welfare/food stamp applicants.
Aug 2005 - Feb 2006

Clerk III / Direct Care Aide

Jan 2000 - Mar 2005
Rusk State Hospital
Performed standard intake clerical duties, and also transcribed psych doctors medical notes. Assisted intake patients with basic grooming skills to include bathing, brushing teeth, and changing clothes. CPR certified.
Jan 2000 - Mar 2005

Program Coordinator/Direct Care Aide

Jan 1995 - Dec 1999
Anderson County Sheltered Workshop
Supervised mentally challenged offenders in a work setting environment. Assisted and aided handicapped patients with basic living skill needs such as using the toilet, washing hands, and also assisted with feeding as needed and supervised them in taking their medication. CPR certified.
Jan 1995 - Dec 1999

Direct Care Aide

Aug 1991 - Dec 1996
Andrews Center Behavioral
Supervised ten profoundly mentally disabled men in the home and work setting. Assisted in basic living skills (bathing/dressing/cooking), and monitored medication ingestion. Also transported the men to work, doctors appointments, scheduled outings, etc. CPR certified.
Aug 1991 - Dec 1996

Correctional Officer III

Aug 1985 - Feb 1991
Texas Department Criminal Justice
Supervised maximum security mentally challenged offenders in the living and recreational areas, and also the workforce.
Aug 1985 - Feb 1991

Henderson County Junior College

Jan 1981 - Jan 1983
Athens, TX
Jan 1981 - Jan 1983

Cayuga High School

Jan 1977 - Jan 1981
Tennessee Colony, TX
Jan 1977 - Jan 1981
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