Jennifer H.|Downers Grove, IL
10 yrs exp
46 yrs old
Part-Time Caregiver, Errands, Cooking, Light Housekeeping, Med Management
Early in my career, I was the lead teacher in a 4/5-year-old preschool classroom for 2 years, as well as the enrichment teacher for toddlers. Later, I worked with 1st & 2nd grade special needs students before switching gears to work with seniors. I spent a decade in senior health care (primarily dementia care) in a hands-on management role. I have counseled families, led support groups and educated health care staff on varying forms of dementia and best care practices. After having children of my own, I began to explore opportunities that offered more flexibility, and left a structured senior living community to pursue other interests while raising my girls. Now that my 2 children are becoming more and more independent, I am looking to get back to working with seniors on a part time basis (20+ hours per week). I am energetic, creative & love helping people big or small discover their best skills and put them to use. I am passionate about health & well-being and love to cook!