Liz joined the Elderday team in February of 2018. She comes to us with a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy and is a Certified Dementia Practitioner. With over 30 years of experience in senior care, Liz has been a leader of the Kane County Senior Resources group, the Elgin Senior Providers Network and area Triads. At home, she enjoys spending time in the garden and with her two dogs.
Kathy Eller is a Registered Nurse who has experience in the hospital and outpatient settings in Oklahoma and Oregon. She served as clinical nurse, nurse educator and nurse administrator, and was a nursing faculty member at Oklahoma City University. Kathy grew up and spent most of her life in Oklahoma, lived in Oregon a few years, and has now lived in Chicago for a year and a half. She joined us at Elderday Center in December, 2017.
Angela joined the Elderday staff in 2007 as an activity aide. After several years she became the Hospitality Manager and now runs the Elderday Center's Kitchen. Prior to working for Elderday she was a stay at home mom. Angela lives in Batavia with her husband Jim and has 1 daughter and four grandchildren.
Sharon joined Elderday Center in 2015 as an activity aide. She is originally from Shreveport, Louisiana and her family moved to Batavia in 2011. She enjoys working with all of the clients at Elderday Center helping them every day and she also loves working with the community!
Mollie Blum began her career at Elderday Center in 2014 as the Director of Programs and after the birth of her daughter transitioned to Community Outreach Manager in 2017. She has her master’s degree in social work from Aurora University. Prior to joining the Elderday Center team, Mollie worked as a hospital discharge planner on an orthopedic unit where she fell in love with the geriatric population. Mollie lives in Batavia with her husband and daughter.
Karen Norris is a Registered Nurse and has an extensive background working with seniors. Her prior work experience included hospital nursing, home health, hospice as well as assisted living and memory care. Karen loves working with seniors and will use her background as a program aide. Karen resides in Geneva with her husband and joined Elderday in December, 2017.
Elderday Center, is a private, non-profit agency located in Batavia, IL. Since 1990, Elderday has been providing supervised adult day programming for seniors to enhance socialization, increase health and wellness, and provide respite services to caregivers. We encourage seniors to do as much as possible for as long as possible, and our structured daily activities promote their independence. Seniors with dementia and/or depression, frailty, isolation, loneliness, or memory loss particularly benefit from the stimulation and activity provided at Elderday.
Elderday Center currently has an opening for:
The Activity Aide implements daily programming for clients. In cooperation with the Program Director, the aide is also responsible for implementing a monthly activity calendar along with other aides. The Activity Aide also encourages independence of clients and fosters supportive interaction between Elderday Center Staff, clients, and caregivers.
Shift: Part-time, Non-Exempt
Salary Range: $11.00 - $13.00/hour; 32 - 40 hours per week.
Creates and implements daily programming including cognitive games, exercise and craft activities. Provides supervision for clients during daily program. Possess skills necessary to open and close the center building.
In conjunction with the Program Director, prepares monthly activity calendar. Plans sufficient variety of activities appropriate to client abilities and interests that allows mental stimulation and physical exercise.
Helps to assist with restroom and other activities of daily living
Helps to assist is snack and meal service.
Charts on assigned caseload on a weekly basis and any other events of note regarding client’s behavior.
Engages the community through field trips, outside speakers and special events as approved by Program Director.
Reviews progress notes in charts weekly and charts on assigned caseload and any other events of note regarding client’s behavior.
Attends staff meetings as scheduled.
Will also keep current in the field by attending seminars/workshops, consulting with other activity/health care professionals, and keep skills current by review of available literature.
Performs other duties as needed.
Excellent interpersonal skills with other staff, clients, caregivers and referral sources.
Maintains professional conduct at all times and follows health and safety procedures as outlined by the Board of Directors and Governmental entities.
Good time management and conflict resolution.
Ability to work autonomously and within a team.
Prompt in completing requested reports.
Makes sound decisions and is ethical in nature.
High school diploma or its equivalent. A minimum of 3 or 4 college level courses in the area of geriatric activities is encouraged. Previous work experience with emphasis planning activities for the elderly preferred.
Applicant must be able to pass a mandatory background screening which includes a criminal background check and finger printing.
Anyone interested in the positions above may contact and send resume to Liz Wiggins, Executive Director at [email protected]