$12/hr hourly rate $100/day live-in rate FULL-time availability

Profile

In May of 2006 I started live in with a couple in their 90's. The husband passed away after 6 months and I remained the sole care provider for the wife for the next 5 years. She had a double stroke and was paralyzed on her right side. She became totally bedridden after 2 years due to Vegal Nerve Syndrome and remained so, bedsore free, until she passed in September. We lived in a 2 bedroom apt., with her "bedroom" being in the living room to be near the "action" and large patio doors to see outside and have lots of sunlight. I gave bed baths, washed/set her hair, gave her manicures & handled ALL of her personal care as well as shopped, cooked according to her dietary needs, cleaned and was her full time companion. She was diabetic, had HBP, High Chol., CHF and seizures/TIA's on a regular basis. The last year of her life I worked very closely with Hospice and her care, which included reporting any changes in her mental/physical condition as well as charting and administering meds. She was on oxygen and had a catheter the last year of her life as well. Family entrusted me with her total care needs, and to keep them abreast of her condition. I am patient, mild mannered, English speaking, compassionate & a nurturing person that loves people and animals.

Employment

Employer Position Location From To
Right At Home Care-giver Crystal Lake 5/1/06 10/2/12

Related Interests & Hobbies

I like gardening, cooking, sewing, cross stitch, cross word puzzles, computer, music, and family.