|$10/hr hourly rate||$100/day live-in rate||FULL-time availability|
I have worked with elders for 25 years in various capacities, from home health, Adult Day Services, Long Term Care, personal board and care homes. I have worked both the medical side and the psycho-social aspect. I prescribe to the belief of treating an elder with dignity and value, giving compassionate care, a hug and a chance to laugh, and encouraging as much independence with daily cares, that is appropriate for each individual. My specialization is working with elders with dementia. I took care of my Mom at the end of her lifes' journey, and I understand just how hard it can be to find the "right" fit for the ones we love. I hope to be your "right" fit!!
|Bell Ringers||Music therapyfor Memory Care||various facilities||6/1/09||Present|
|Elgin Community College||1986||1987||Associate’s Degree|
Related Interests & Hobbies
I love music, whether it be just listening to CD's, attending concerts, or playing the piano. I also tend to watch a lot of TV, i.e. cooking shows, and crime shows. Cooking and exercise.
I have spent much time working in "nursing homes", and although they are much better, I feel honored to be able to work in a venue that keeps elders at home as long as humanly possible.
- Can drive customer
- Does work with Alzheimer’s or dementia patients
- Does work with hospice patients
- Willing to work around cats
- Willing to work around dogs
Senior Care Services
- Light housekeeping
- Errands and shopping
- Oral care and grooming
- Meal preparation
- Transferring assistance
- Medication reminders
- Bathing, showering
- Toileting, incontinence assistance
- Monitoring mobility