My name is Heidey Merryman, House Manager for Ascension Health II. I take care of five love-able ladies in my home. We call ourselves a family because we all live together and get along.
Even as a child, I have always had a passion for helping people. I grew up in an Adult Foster Care environment with my family and learned at a young age to respect your elders and treat people as you want to be treated. I also learned that if someone was having a “bad” day, it was great to have someone to listen and help make them feel better. As a teenager, I realized I happened to be good at making a bad day a good one for the people I interacted with. This increased my desire and interests to pursue healthcare. I started as resident aid, successfully became a certified nurse assistant and medical assistant. I worked in nursing homes, resident homes and St. Mary’s Hospital for many years.
As time passed, I realized my desire was to help people through a one-on-one basis in an adult home setting. It gives me a great sense of pride knowing that I do my best as a caregiver and friend. My ‘girls’ know I take good care of their needs and keep them safe. I use my strengths of being a quick thinker and problem solver to find resolutions to situations or emergencies. I am calm and always focus on safety first.
“Respect your elders, and treat people as you want to be treated.” – Heidey Merryman
- Hands on total care
- Managing a very clean and well organized home
- Strong scheduling abilities which give residents a
secure and safe environment
- Special experience assisting residents with Parkinson’s, Epilepsy, and
many mental illnesses and physical disabilities
- Over 30 years experience in adult foster care
- Health and wellness
- Medications Admin
- Medication Types Uses and Effects
- Cultural Competence
- Standard Precaution
- Corporate Compliance
- Mandt (Day 1 and 2)
- Limited English Proficiency
- Role of Support Provider
- Emergency Preparedness
- Certified in CPR and First Aid
- Annual continuing education to re-certify in all areas