Karen W.

$15.00 / hr

I got started in this career field by taking care of my great grandmother and always wanted it to be my turn. I love that I get to do what I love for a living and get paid for it .I raised 6 children as a single parent and they are successful and independent and law abiding citizen. I began in this career at 15 by taking care of my great grandmother then 2 years later I got my first job as a dietary aide and nursing assistant. I stayed in the field for 22 years then took 12 years of to finish raising my 4 sons and 2 daughters now they are grown and I am ready to get back to work. I aspire to become a RN and a Registered Dietitian now I can because all of them are grown and on their own! ... more

Caregiving Services
  • Jobs I'm seeking
    Either live-in or live-out

    Caregivers that work non-full-time jobs or irregular shifts can negotiate extra compensation in addition to their standard hourly wage.

  • Hourly rate
    $4.94Taxes & Fees
    $19.94You pay

Nursing Assistant

Crystal City Nursing Home

Jun 1992 - Jun 1997

I handled all the residents ADLS(activities of daily living) such as assisting them with bathing, dressing, toileting, grooming, feeding, transferring from bed to chair Etc...


Nursing Assistant (Livein)

The Greene Family

Jun 1990 - Jun 1995

I did everything that I did as above but I also lived with her five days a week>


Nursing Assistant

Leewood Nursing Center

Jun 1987 - Jun 1992

Same as above working with the Alzheimer's residents kept them safe and from harming self!


Nursing Assistant

Woodbine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Jun 1988 - Jun 1990

Same as above I typically worked on the Alzheimer's Unit


Dietary Aide/Nursing Assistant

Mount Vernon Nursing and Rehabilitaion Center

Jun 1982 - Jun 1987

I worked in the morning help set up trays for the residents for their meals Breakfast, Lunch , and Dinner. At night I worked as a nursing assistant turning the residents every 2 hours to prevent pressure sores and assist them with toileting as well as getting them up and ready for breakfast.

Certifications / Licenses

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)


Ultimate Health School of Nursing

Certificate of Completion CNA Education Program(120 hours)

2014 - 2014


Express Care

PCA Certificate of Completion (40 hours)

2014 - 2014


Five Star Univesity

Memory CareTraining Care Program

2014 - 2014


High School Diiploma

1980 - 1984 Mount Vernon IL