Ellen M.|Wheaton, IL
10 yrs exp
57 yrs old
"Not Your Everyday Caregiver!"
Assisted Living / Dementia Care Unit Manager now entrepreneur. I recently started my own Dementia Care Education business and I work caregiver jobs to supplement income.
Early to mid-dementia care is my specialty, (but not a requirement). Able to drive clients to hair appt., grandchild's concert/game, be a "friend" to a resistant client. Escort to doctor appt. w/notes -just like if you were there.
Shifts could be: weekends, overnight, vacation coverage, respite care or intermittent. For example, I do a respite job caring for a couple when their daughter and son-in law go out of town or need a "date night" out and away from the responsibilities of caregiving. Like the headline says, I am not your everyday caregiver. I try to make it fun when I come over. I might bring treats, or maybe we cook a favorite dish, or call the grandchildren.
I cost a little more ($25/hr.) and worth it. My client's daughter said: "Always glad when Ellen is here, I never have to worry about anything."