Shannan S. Care Companion in Aurora, IL 60502
Looking for full or part-time work as a care companion.
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First aid certification
- Age 47
- 1 year paid experience
Last signed in: This week
Home Care Rates $20 per hour
I am a caregiver, born with a heart for service. I have worked as a Career Nanny and Home Manager for 5 years in Oklahoma, Alabama and Chicago. I served as a volunteer Senior Companion in an assisted living facility in Oklahoma, where I helped senior's manage their medications, grocery shop and partake in gentle exercise. I also organized game nights, Family Day and worked with the local schools to bring senior's in to tell their life stories. For my own grandparents, I provided respite care on several occasions, which was my joy.
During this time I was also raising my two wonderful sons and managing a busy home. For the past year, I have been working as a Nanny Home Manager, but I find myself missing interacting with seniors. I find I get more from them than I could ever hope to give.
I have a Bachelors degree in Psychology and I've worked in the public schools as a special education paraeducator. I have owned my own successful interior design and home organization business and for 3 years I worked as a high level executive assistant. I am CPR certified. I have strong communication and writing skills, and a work ethic that drives me to gonabove abd beyond. I bond easily with those I care for and get along wel with all personalities. I am patient, persistent and positive - the three P's.
I would love to work with someone who does not have serious health issues, as I am not medically trained. I am comfortable working with those suffering from early stages of Alzheimer's, depression, physical limitations or other health issues not requiring medical training. I am comfortable working with family members and consider myself their partner in providing the very best care for their loved one.
If you think I might be a good fit for your needs, I would love to hear from you. All the best to you.
Age Specific Experience
1 year paid experience with:
- 55 to 64 years old
- 65 to 74 years old
- 75 to 84 years old
- Over 85 years old
Experience with providing basic care services:
- Conversation and companionship
- Meal preparation
- Medication reminders
- Social activities
- Light housekeeping
- Exercise/Physical activities
- Laundry and linen changes
- Mobility assistance
Experience with providing personal care services:
Experience with providing individualized services:
- Medication Administration
- Medication Assistance
- Medication Management
- Grooming Guidance
- Assistance with Pets
- Meal Planning
- Nutrition Education
- Mobility Training
Experience with providing health & medical services:
- Pain Management
Willing to run errands
Willing to provide non-medical transportation (e.g. to appointments, shopping, errands, etc.)
Availability & Job Preferences
Prefers to provide visiting care
- Short term (1 to 3 months)
- Temporary (4 to 12 months)
- Permanent (1 to 2 years)
- Permanent (2 or more years)
- On call (as needed)
- Will consider either a part time or full time position
- Start date is flexible
My availability is valid through 7/21/18
- Open (all day, everyday)