Paige N.|Glen Carbon, IL
8 yrs exp
22 yrs old
Compassionate Home Healthcare Aide Available Full-Time
I have been taking care the mentally disabled and elderly for 6+ years. My great grandfather was developing aggressive Alzheimer disease at the age of 82 in 2012 and when my grandmother couldn't take it anymore I stepped in to help. I took care of him til he passed away while I was still in high school. I assisted with daily activities, showering, breakfast, medications, drove to appointments in handicap accessible van, CPR certified, prepared meals based of specific healthy diet, specific exercises, took on trips to the park to fish or feed the ducks or anything mild that was going on in town, lift multiple times to get from wheelchair to bed or to living room chair using the gate belt, light house work, fed animals, water plants, help getting ready for bed. When he passed away in 2015 I moved out of my hometown and picked up a full time job with a nursing home for Alzheimer, dementia and retirement. Over 50 residents, I showed the same compassion as I did for my great grandfather.