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Caregiver in Edmonton


Merle K.     Age 55      Female      Edmonton, AB  - 9090 Shaw Way SW
Member ID: 247749 
Seeking work as a : Caregiver / Companion or Personal Support Worker 
Position Type: Live-Out, Full Time, Part Time 
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  About Me
Hello, I was an LPN for 20 years and still hold current CPR and First Aid tickets. I am divorced and my 2 children are grown and moved away from my home. In my spare time I like to refurbish old furniture and I enjoy reading fiction. I currently live alone but have large extended family which means the world to me. My mother is elderly but very healthy and I play a big part in her life, she lives in a care facility in Evansburg AB. I enjoy the elderly generation and love to help where I can. I feel independence is very important to them, while supervision and assistance is crucial for their well being and ability to stay in their own home. I miss working in the health care profession but I chose a change while my children were teenagers as they needed me more than I needed to work shift work. My most recent employment has been in an office environment which I also enjoyed but the economic conditions in AB have me seeking yet another career path. 
Valid Driver's License:
Has a Vehicle:
Can Swim Well:
Smoking Status:
Comfortable with pets:
Languages spoken:
English, English 
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Police Check:
Willing to obtain 
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  Work Experience & Education Background
10 years experience, 3 references
I was an LPN from 1983 till 2004. I worked in all different departments at 2-3 different hospitals during those 20 years. I found at the end of my nursing career, that my preference was with the elderly. I worked 4 years on a locked Alzheimers unit and enjoyed the challenge and rewards of this environment. 
   Ambulation Assistance
   Bathing Assistance
   Bed Bath
   Bed Pan
   Catheter/ Colostomy Care
   Dressing Grooming assistance
   Heavy Patient lifting & transfer
   Hoyer Lift
   Oxygen Administration
   Patient Positioning
   Range of Motion Exercise
   Toileting Assistance
   Tube Feeding
Experience and skills with following Diagnosis :
   Cataract Removal
   Chemotherapy/Radiation Treatment
   Congestive Heart Failure
   Decubitus Ulcers
   Fractured Hip
   Hearing Impairment
   Incontinence (diapers)
   Quad/ Paraplegic Care
   Speech Impairment
   Visual Impairment
Caregiver / Companion, Home Support Worker , First Aid Certificate, CPR Certificate, College 
LPN, graduated 1983. I no longer have a license but believe my ability to care for people mostly comes from the heart. After my 20 year career, I am confident I can care for anyone. 
  Job Preferences
Seeking work as a :
Caregiver / Companion or Personal Support Worker 
Position Type:
Live-Out, Full Time, Part Time 
Work Hours:
Position Duration:
   As Long as Needed
Prefer to work in:
   Home Health Care
   Retirement Homes
   Clinic / Hospital
Desired Start Date:
August 11, 2017 
Desired Salary:
Willing to travel :
Yes,but up to 30 km 
   Grocery Shopping
   Meal Planning / Preparation
   Supervise Home
   Clean Bathroom
   Assist with Pet Care
   Assist with Walking
   Hand Wash Dishes
   Escort to Appointments
   Plan Visits, Outings, & Trips to Visit Neighbours, Friends, Family
   Bathing Assistance
   Alzheimer/Dementia Care
   Palliative Care
   Parkinson Care
   Lifts and Transfers