Care Companion in Palatine, IL 60074.
Looking for part-time work as a care companion.
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- Age 28
- 2 years paid experience
Last signed in: Within six months
Home Care Rates
$15 per hour
$0 per half day
$0 per full day
$0 per week
$0 per month
After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago (Social Work) in 2013, I joined the senior care field as a memory care activity director/specialist.
In regards to certifications, I secured the Illinois 40 Hour Domestic Violence Training, which enabled me to work directly with victims of abuse (verbal, physical, emotional, financial), and neglect. In addition, I have completed various Dementia Training Programs that focus on person centered care, dementia related behaviors, communication, and safety.
Over the years, I have worked with well over 50 individuals, each possessing unique personalities, behaviors, and physical/emotional needs. My ultimate goal while engaging with residents is to encourage a feeling of security and empowerment through various activities that are aimed at reducing stress, anxiety, and confusion. I make sure to maintain a safe environment, present a positive demeanor, and treat each individual with dignity and respect.
Prior to gaining official employment in senior care, I assisted an aunt when she was unable to provide care for her mother (diagnosed with dementia) due to time consuming treatment for breast cancer. Tasks at her home included preparing meals, assistance with feeding, medical reminders, self care (bathroom) reminders, light housekeeping, laundry, and running errands/assistance. And of course, activities.
It takes a village! =)
I am currently seeking an opportunity to assist a family in need of additional care for a loved one. Temporary, permanent, or as needed (I am flexible). Please let me know if you would like any further information, or have any questions. I look forward to hearing from you.
Age Specific Experience
2 years paid experience with:
- 65 to 74 years old
- 75 to 84 years old
- Over 85 years old
Experience with providing basic care services:
- Conversation and companionship
- Safety supervision
- Meal preparation
- Medication reminders
- Social activities
- Light housekeeping
- Exercise/Physical activities
- Laundry and linen changes
- Mobility assistance
Experience with providing personal care services:
- Feeding and special diet
Experience with providing individualized services:
- Medication Management
- Grooming Guidance
- Assistance with Pets
- Meal Planning
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)
- On call (as needed)
- Will consider a part time position
- Start date is flexible
My availability is valid through 4/1/17
- Weekday Evenings
- Weekends Daytime
- Weekends Evenings
Skills & Abilities
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