Mary R.

$18.00 / hr

Chesapeake, VA

About Mary

My background and how I became who I am today. I was a preschool teacher for 14 years with the same school. St Peters Episcopal Day School. Which I loved doing, In the month of October 2016 my dad who is retired Navy 22 yrs and retired NewportNews shipbuilding 27 yrs was diagnosed with advanced progressed ALS Lou Gherings disease. After being diagnosed he went bed-bound in two months. My mom had to retire also. I quit my job and I took such good care of my dad. I have references of the doctors and nurses that came to our home and asked if I was a nurse. I keped everything organized and neat and clean I educated my self and learned so much. My dad was a complicated patient. As the ALS progressed so fast he required a non invasive ventilator to help him breath, he had a peg tube "G"tube for food and water because he could not swallow safely , a chronic Foley catheter also a nephrostomy tube coming to drain urine from his kidney. I am very proud for the work that I did for caring for my dad. I also have lots of wound care experience. I enjoyed taking care of my dad, that when he did pass away Sept 2 2018 that I got my certification to care for the elderly and critically ill paitents. I flew through school because I had already taken care of the worst for two years. I enjoy caring for him so much that he has enlightened me on a whole new career path. My rate for pay is negotiable.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

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

Job Interests

  • Full Time
  • 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

  • ALS
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer Recovery
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • COPD
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Hearing Disorders
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Home Health Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Palliative Care
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Renal and Urological Disorders
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Skin Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

PCA, NA

Nov 2018 - Present
Home Helpers and direct link
I care for clients who are unable yo care for themselves . From minor to the critically ill. I'm even very familiar in a hospital setting in NICU setting I was also a patient advocate for a client in the ICU for her last days of life. my areas that I'm the strongest in is knowledgeable on the different types of dementia and dementia stages and how they clients react in each stage and dealing with those and also dealing with clients that are in the bed or bed-bound and also ALS and respiratory and just the activities of daily living.
Nov 2018 - Present

CNA for mother with dementia.

Jan 2020 - Present
Melissa Thorpe
I was working full time privately with a family whom only requested me as for I was the one the family liked. I took care of the mother whom had late stage/ end stage of dementia. I was with her until the very end. I am proud to say I took great care of her even during hospice giving the mother/ family unconditional love and patience. I am currently with the family part-time caring for the dad as a companion and seeking to full fill another part time - full time position. I am currently paid $16.50 per hr
Jan 2020 - Present

QPR Institute

Jan 2020 - Jan 2020
Virginia Beach, VA
Jan 2020 - Jan 2020

Virginia Wesleyan College

Jan 2019 - Jan 2020
Norfolk, VA
Jan 2019 - Jan 2020

New Herizon medical school

Jan 2018 - Jan 2019
Virginia Beach, VA
Jan 2018 - Jan 2019

Family caregiver/ nurse

Oct 2016 - Sep 2018
Private
my dad who is retired Navy 22 yrs and retired NN shipbuilding 27 yrs was diagnosed with advanced progressed ALS Lou Gherings disease. After being diagnosed he went bed-bound in two months. I quit my job and I took such good care of my dad. I kept everything organized and neat and clean I educated my self and learned so much. My dad was a complicated patient. As the ALS progressed so fast he required a non invasive ventilator, he had a "G" tube peg tube for food and water because he could not swallow safely, a chronic Foley catheter, he also had a nephrostomy tube to drain urine from his kidney. In the year 2017 he was admitted into the hospital 10 times because of illnesses and because of the chronic fully catheter I am very aware of the illnesses that these elderly can get with the urine and the pseudomonas and the UTIs and them reoccurring and could becoming sepis or go into septic shock. Also with the antibiotics causing c-diff or just being in the hospital and then having to deal with the c diff bug. Also very educated with would care I have documentation and pictures of one of the visits my father was in the hospital he ended up with a plum size deep tissue injury on his buttocks because they were not turning him throughout the day and night. It took me 10 months and I was able to heal it 100% skin intact just before he passed away.
Oct 2016 - Sep 2018

Teacher

Aug 2004 - Aug 2016
St Peters School
Teacher for 3 yr olds for 14 yrs at St Peters.
Aug 2004 - Aug 2016

Virginia Tax School

Jan 2007 - Jan 2009
Virginia Beach, VA
Jan 2007 - Jan 2009

United States Parachute Association

Jan 2004 - Jan 2008
Suffolk, VA
Jan 2004 - Jan 2008
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