Melissa S.|Glen Ellyn, IL
2 yrs exp
59 yrs old
Part-time Senior Companion, Caregiver, Personal Assistant, House Manager
My first, 20-year career was working with seniors, as a medical Speech Pathologist. I have always loved this population, but my years of work experience grew in me a true appreciation and tenderness for our seniors. I deeply respect their life experience and wisdom, and I am very skilled at assisting with tasks they can no longer do independently, but perhaps don't (or don't want to) recognize the need for help. Respect and Kindness are hallmarks of my interactions.
On a personal note, I am very involved with the needs of my elderly parents, from regular exercise, mental/social stimulation, nutrition monitoring, organizing & monitoring their weekly medication schedule, doctor appointment scheduling and assistance.