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Ruthie Barkus, RN, BSN, CDP

CarePatrol of Mokena

It is not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing.
-Mother Teresa

Ruthie considers herself focused on serving seniors and their families as they face the complex challenge of finding the right senior living community. She carefully assesses all of her client’s needs, concerns and preferences before recommending appropriate levels of care such as:   Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care or In-Home Care.

Ruthie went through the same daunting experience recently when she needed to find care for a family member. Even though she worked in the industry, she realized that she really didn’t know what options were available in detail.  This experience gave her the passion that she has today to help families find appropriate care for their loved one.

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It is not how much you do, but how much love you put in the doing.
-Mother Teresa

Ruthie considers herself focused on serving seniors and their families as they face the complex challenge of finding the right senior living community. She carefully assesses all of her client’s needs, concerns and preferences before recommending appropriate levels of care such as:   Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care or In-Home Care.

Ruthie went through the same daunting experience recently when she needed to find care for a family member. Even though she worked in the industry, she realized that she really didn’t know what options were available in detail.  This experience gave her the passion that she has today to help families find appropriate care for their loved one.

YEARS IN AREA

She has lived in the area for 24 years and loves the small town community feel. She is fortunate to have relationships with many people in her current and surrounding areas.

ABOUT Ruthie

She is happily married with 4 daughters and has taken care of the placement of her mother in law into a skilled nursing facility and then brought her home to care for her. She involved her children and husband in her care to try and teach them the value of family, and caring for those you love. She then had her mother who suffered from dementia live with them for 5 years before her passing. Those experiences helped her understand the emotions and the complexity that goes into finding not only the right facility but a safe facility with so many places to choose from. Some of Ruthie's hobbies include boating, watching her daughters cheerleading, and visiting her daughters at ASU. She also enjoys interacting with her family, neighbors, and friends.

BEFORE CAREPATROL

Prior to CarePatrol, Ruthie had a career as a RN for over 13 years. Her nursing career included the areas of Telemetry, Neurology, ICU, Hospice and Prior Authorization. This gives her the experience with many of the disease processes that our seniors are dealing with. She was an EKG/STRESS tech prior to that.

BEST TRAITS

Ruthie would describe herself as compassionate, caring and dependable.

FAVORITE MOVIE

Dirty Dancing

FAVORITE BOOK

Crooked

WHY Ruthie DOES THIS

She likes the satisfaction of knowing that she had a positive impact on making sure that her clients get the care they deserve.

Serving these locations:

CITIES

Alsip, Aurora, Berwyn, Blue Island, Bolingbrook, Bridgeview, Brookfield, Burbank, Calumet City, Chicago, Chicago Heights, Chicago Ridge, Cicero, Country Club Hills, Crest Hill, Darien, Dolton, Downers Grove, Evergreen Park, Flossmoor, Frankfort, Glenwood, Harvey, Hazel Crest, Hickory Hills, Homer Glen, Hometown, Homewood, Joliet, Justice, La Grange, Lansing, Lemont, Lockport, Lyons, Markham, Matteson, Midlothian, Mokena, Naperville, New Lenox, Oak Forest, Oak Lawn, Olympia Fields, Orland Park, Palos Heights, Palos Hills, Palos Park, Park Forest, Plainfield, Posen, Richton Park, Riverdale, Riverside, Robbins, Romeoville, Shorewood, South Holland, Steger, Summit Argo, Thornton, Tinley Park, University Park, Willow Springs, Willowbrook, Woodridge, Worth,

ZIP CODES
60402, 60403, 60404, 60406, 60409, 60411, 60415, 60419, 60422, 60423, 60425, 60426, 60428, 60429, 60430, 60431, 60432, 60433, 60435, 60436, 60438, 60439, 60440, 60441, 60443, 60445, 60446, 60448, 60451, 60452, 60453, 60455, 60456, 60457, 60458, 60459, 60461, 60462, 60463, 60464, 60465, 60466, 60467, 60469, 60471, 60472, 60473, 60475, 60476, 60477, 60478, 60480, 60482, 60484, 60487, 60490, 60491, 60501, 60503, 60513, 60516, 60517, 60525, 60527, 60534, 60544, 60546, 60561, 60564, 60565, 60585, 60586, 60608, 60609, 60615, 60616, 60617, 60619, 60620, 60621, 60623, 60628, 60629, 60632, 60633, 60636, 60637, 60638, 60643, 60649, 60652, 60653, 60655, 60803, 60804, 60805, 60827,

Articles by Ruthie

Holiday Visits When Your Loved One is in Assisted Living

- Ruthie Barkus

  Assisted living communities typically allow family members to visit their loved ones at any time, and this does not change during the holidays. In f...

What is the Difference Between Nursing Homes, Assisted Living, and Home Care?

- Ruthie Barkus

  How many of you have heard your parents say “I’m not going in a home!” What they are referring to is your grandparents nursing home. Like many...

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