Cheryl B.|Oakwood, IL
7 yrs exp
57 yrs old
I am a non smoker and have a vehicle.
I have a heart taking care of seniors. 1st job was to help with shower and dressing and exercises. His caregiver went on vacation for six weeks so I filled in during that time because they couldn't find anyone to help so I decided to give it a try. I loved it and looked for more caregiver jobs for during the day while my kids were at school. Was going to be part time but I ended up working 35 hours on top of my other job because I really enjoyed the work. 2nd job was to encourage a gentleman to shower (which he would refuse to do until I started) Get dressed, shaved and serve breakfast. 3rd Gentleman had alzhimizer and I would get him showered, dressed and fed breakfast before bus arrived to take him to daycare. 4th Helped a lady care for her husband. Shower, dress, exercise, fed breakfast and light housecleaning. When he passed away I continued with wife and became her companion. So many good memories with her for three years.