Nurse: Wendy Beckett

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Wendy Beckett
Independent in-home health care nurse

Wendy Beckett
Wendy Beckett

Wendy Beckett is a nurse. She’s also a wife, mother, sister, neighbor, community advocate and to those who know her, a hero.

Beckett works part-time as a pediatrics nurse in Waukesha, and also works as an in-home health care nurse for two families whose children have serious medical conditions.

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According to her sister, Lori Schubring, Beckett works six days a week, often volunteers to take on extra shifts, and then drives to take care of her in-home patients.

“She truly loves her patients and her work,” Schubring said. “Despite her demanding schedule, she never complains.”

Home care nurses typically provide medical and personal care to individuals who are chronically ill, disabled or suffering from cognitive impairments.

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They offer companionship, administer medication, monitor vital signs, and support patients and their families.

Beckett regularly goes above and beyond those services for her patients and their families.

As an in-home nurse for a family with a child who has special medical needs, Beckett has offered to watch the other children on occasion so the parents can enjoy a rare night out.

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She also has helped children make gifts for their parents, and helped a family raise money through a rummage sale, bake sale and raffle so the parents could purchase a special swing for their child that was not covered by insurance. She’s in the process of organizing another fundraiser for her current patient.

Along those same lines, Beckett took the initiative to contact Special Spaces Wisconsin, an organization dedicated to creating dream bedrooms for children with life-threatening medical illnesses.

The organization remodeled the bedroom of one of Beckett’s former patients, and is also looking to do the same for a patient she currently cares for.

The renovations will help accommodate the children’s medical needs, while also creating one-of-a-kind dream spaces for them.

For Beckett, it’s about much more than just caring for her patients’ medical needs.

For her it’s about love, it’s about friendship and it’s about genuine compassion.

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