Elder Care with Compassion & Companionship
Desired Job Location: Illinois - AND YOU DON’T PAY A PLACEMENT FEE
Type of Position: Live-in Full-Time
Job Level: Experienced, over 3.5 years
Availability Date: Anytime
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
High School and some college
I have On- the- Job Training by staff of the Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago plus Home Health Nurse training while working as
Live-in Caregiver. Experienced with Parkinson’s, COPD care and treatment, dementia and cardiovascular disease (CVD) or stroke.
Companion, aide, personal assistant to clients with cognitive deficiencies; planning, organizing, scheduling and monitoring of daily
activities, increasingly enhanced through electronic medical technology. Family for which I work, receives weekly and monthly reports on
expenditures. A Written plan for nutrition, (menu) is made for every day.
Assisted Living and Comprehensive Personal Care in the following cases, including:
transferring patient from bed to wheel chair, to auto, to shower, to pool, etc., including Hoyer lift transfers
driving and wheelchair transportation, including electric-lift equipped vans
range of motion, physical therapy and exercise programs for the disabled
research (including Internet searches) on current available therapies and programs
academic and computer skills tutoring
household duties and maintenance
monitoring of symptoms associated with various medical conditions
personal hygiene/home health care
bed sores treatment and prevention
assessing and finding solutions to problems caused by incontinence, paralysis, dementia, etc.
use of external and internal catheters
blood glucose monitoring
vital signs monitoring
Good English, speaking/writing YES
Own car YES
Smoking/ drinking NO
- Swedish Covenant Hospital, Home Health - Janet, a nurse
- Kathleen B. John B. Randy, Judy, Ron R. - families of former clients.
Phone numbers upon request
To Whom it May Concern, April 13, 2009
It is my pleasure to recommend Ted T. as a Live-in Caregiver. While working along with me under medical care provided by
Swedish Covenant Hospital in Chicago, he proved that he would be a valuable steward in any of such compassionate
Ted worked under my supervision while taking care of 96 years old man, performing various medical tasks including vein
injections, wound sterilizing, medicating and dressing, also physical therapy and other necessary daily tasks.
If his performance while working with me were a good indication of how he would perform in yours, he would be an
extremely positive aid to you and your family needs.
If I can be of any further assistance, or provide you with any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Swedish Covenant Hospital Nurse
To whom it may concern,
I would like to give Ted T, who serves as an elder care provider, an enthusiastic and the highest possible endorsement. He
is a professional who offers care, compassion and companionship. He has experience working with nurses and nurses
aides, and has the ability to give medication, provide transportation to doctor appointments and use a variety of industry
equipment such as lifts, wheelchairs, shower sliders and ramps. He also has been exposed to hospital and outpatient
physical and occupational therapy sessions and can help seniors complete their at-home therapy sessions as they recover
from surgeries and treatments. In addition to his professional abilities, he is extremely dedicated to his clients and works
very hard to make sure their needs are always met. He has a wonderful temperament and remains calm and focused
during emergencies. He is educated, professional and ethical and has great communication skills.
Ted was my father’s live-in caregiver during the final months of his life, and Ted provided him with wonderful care.
Please consider hiring Ted or passing along his contact information to family members or friends who may need assistance
with their senior family members.
Kathleen B. (previous CNN reporter)
To Whom it May Concern:
May 7, 2009
In December of 2008 my sister and I hired Ted T. to be a caretaker for my father who was 96 years old and coming out of
the hospital after a fall and a heart attack. Until that time my father lived independently but it became clear to us he
needed a live-in caregiver. We were reluctant a little because Ted had no experience as a caregiver although he had
impeccable references from previous jobs in industry and from his Church where he is very active. His character
references were so good that we overlooked his lack of experience and were very glad that we did. Upon meeting Ted we
were immediately impressed by his calm demeanor and his good nature and his sense of purpose. His wife and daughter
and granddaughter live in Poland and he provides a great deal of their support and his dedication to them was obvious.
As far as dedication goes, he even showed up at the hospital to take training from the therapists and did exercises with
my Dad right on schedule every day. That showed us he wanted to learn to do it right.
During his stay as a caregiver in my Dad’s home Ted was initiated by fire. As my Dad’s health deteriorated he had to tend
to more and more of my Dad’s needs including bathing, diaper changing, feeding, nail clipping, back rubbing, and trips to
the doctors. But most of all, Ted had to provide many hours of companionship to my Dad which was a 24-hour job
sometimes. Even when he desperately lacked sleep Ted never complained and never treated by Dad other than with the
utmost respect. He was calm and cool and always maintained his sense of humor. Since my Dad was on many drugs
Ted had to make sure that all the pills were taken and taken at the right time several times a day. He also had to give my
Dad injections up to three times a day. The nurses told us that he only had to be trained once and was giving the
injections perfectly. He only was trained once on the moving device as well which he needed as my Dad became more
Besides all the care he gave my Dad Ted also kept the house clean and cooked all the meals and even had agreed to do
the yard work when the spring came. I can tell you he is honest and sincere and a person I have come to respect very
much. My Dad was uncomfortable and suffering and was cranky at times and tested Ted’s patience, but loved him very
much. My Dad knew work ethic and dedication when he saw it and appreciated Ted very much in his great time of need.
Ted’s emotional support was just as important as his physical support as my Dad’s condition worsened in his last days.
Ted provided him a great deal comfort and support as my Dad came to realize his time was short.
If you are considering hiring Ted as a live-in caregiver, I can tell you honestly that I do not think you could do better. What
he lacks in experience he makes up for doubly in his effort and sincerity, kindness, gentleness, intelligence, and
willingness to learn. He is a good man through and through and I am proud to recommend him. Please feel free to
contact me and we can discuss in more detail. We trusted Ted with the person that meant everything to us and we were
not disappointed in any way.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: April 1, 2012
Ted T. was employed from May, 2009 until March 20, 2012 in the capacity of 24 hour, live-in caregiver for Stanley
Rosengren of rural Ottawa, Illinois. His employment ended upon the death of Stanley. At the time of Ted’s
employment, Stanley was 87 year old man suffering both physical deterioration and mental dementia. Trough Ted’s
care, Stanley was able to live in his own home until his final breath was drawn, which always been a wish of his.
Ted kept Stanley moving and walking as long as possible. Ted’s job description was to care for both, the physical and
mental needs of Stanley, with the emphasis that his dignity be of utmost importance. These duties included the
following: showering Stanley and changing adult diapers, grocery shopping and preparing meals for 2 of them,
housekeeping, and giving Stanley both mental and physical stimulation, along with being a companion. Ted was very
good at taking Stanley to church until health issues and cold weather made it impossible. Ted completed all of these
tasks in a satisfactory way.
Ted is of Polish descent and brings much of his culture with him in his care giving. He has been in the United States
many years, is a citizen, speaks good English, and has a driver’s license. He is rather soft spoken man who Stanley
seemed to respond to well because of that.
Include in his position was room and board, the use of Stanley’s car for both of their needs, along with his weekly
You will find Ted to be dependable and trustworthy. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact me.
Judy R. – daughter in law
Randal R. – son
Ron R. – son TELEPHONE NUMBERS UPON REQUEST
“ Caring Makes A Better World ”
CALL Ted anytime: 773-691-0488 email@example.com