bill s.

$20.00 / hr

Grass Valley, CA

About bill

I started as a caregiver when my father needed one (2016). I quickly discovered I was very good at all the different responsibilities and skills required. I dealt well with Kaiser doctors and eliminated more than 1/2 of their prescriptions, which were either duplications or unnecessary (as agreed by a med specialist @ Kaiser). I greatly enjoyed seeing my dad respond to my suggested few additional supplements and some mild exercises, which quickly returned him to his much improved condition of more than 10 years previous (he could walk easily, complete crossword puzzles and read books, remember and think more clearly - none of which he could do when I started - this took around 2 months). He died last year after his 95th birthday. I found another live-in caretaker job with a 79 year old guy with stage 4 prostate cancer and Parkinson's symptoms. He is adamant about not working with "Western" medicine. I have been helping him by designing and administering supplements while working with an acupuncturist and a Naturopathic doctor. We also interface with UCD Medical center for some testing and advice from their urology department. I am well versed in medical research and terminology, treatment, and testing. I am a computer professional of more than 40 years with associated technological skills and have a number of professional level skills including: most construction, gas engine mechanics (motorcycle, auto and larger, small engines too), home and yard maintenance, cooking, exercise for many levels and needs, ability to provide great ideas for fun and enjoyable activities and short trips (same day local) for interesting activities or events. I enjoy providing appreciated help to those in need - it gives me a personal sense of worth and good by helping others in need.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

  • Bathing
  • Dressing & Grooming
  • Medication Reminders
  • Meal Prep
  • Groceries & Shopping
  • Transferring & Mobility
  • Exercise
  • Transportation
  • Housekeeping
  • Companionship

Job Interests

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Caregivers that work non-full-time jobs or irregular shifts can negotiate extra compensation in addition to their standard hourly wage.

Skills & Expertise

  • Arthritis
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer Recovery
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Home Health Care
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Orthopedic Care
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Renal and Urological Disorders
  • Skin Disorders
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

Live-in Caregiver

Feb 2018 - Present
Jeffrey Wilson
Help design and administer alternative health supplements - Provide transportation for and make, keep, and track appointments - Help deal with day to day chores - Help deal with bills and bookkeeping - Provide shopping assistance - General yard and house maintenance help - Computer and other technology assistance - Occasional fun outings (planning and execution)
Feb 2018 - Present

Consultant / Contractor

May 1989 - Present
Bill Shipp / Wooden Shipp's
This is my Computer business that I still contract with. I do mostly short-term (day or less) PC based work. This includes anything involving design, setup, configuration, analysis, and troubleshooting / repair of all PC based systems (and non-PC based sometimes). The following are my main areas of contract: Networking, Security, Backup, Malware detection and remediation, Hardware, Software, and Connectivity / Peripheral devices like Internet, printers, scanners, etc. I bill @ $100 / hr for this type of work.
May 1989 - Present

Live-in Caregiver

Jan 2016 - Aug 2016
William Shipp, SR
Moved in and took complete care of 94 year old father (bathing, cooking, cleaning, doctor appointments and visits, shopping, exercise, and other related chores and duties). Reduced the prescription meds by going through them all with a specialist @ Kaiser and eliminating duplicates and questionable prescriptions. Improved his condition by adding a few supplements and encouraging some simple exercises.Fully maintained his vehicles, house and yard during this time as well.
Jan 2016 - Aug 2016

Northern Virginia Community College

Jan 1972 - Jan 1973
Fairfax, VA
Jan 1972 - Jan 1973

Computer Learning Center

Jan 1973 - Jan 1973
Fairfax, VA
Jan 1973 - Jan 1973

Langley High School

Jan 1969 - Jan 1972
Mclean, VA
Jan 1969 - Jan 1972
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