Barbara D.
1 Review
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$18.00 / hr

My name is Barbara Duus. I am a native of Colorado and have been married 30yrs. I have lived in my current home for 28years. I have over 40 years of caregiver experience. My goal as a caregiver is to keep one thriving in their own home; to spoil them; to provide a safe, nurturing, loving relationship and companionship. The individual I care for will feel special and loved. They will feel happiness, joy, contentment, balanced, engaged, and comforted. I am a caregiver because this is where I find my fulfillment in life. I started caring for my grandma, "Nano," when I was 13 years old. She was confin ed to a recliner chair.I will never forget those days with her. I knew then, I had found my calling in life. Aside from that, I am especially proud of the hospice care I have provided. I am creative, "old school," compassionate, honest, organized, patient and very empathetic to my clients needs. ... more

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

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Nanny & Household Manager

Shea Family, Centennial, CO.

Apr 2007 - Jun 2018

* Nanny for three children * Management of all household maintenance and duties including: cleaning, shopping, cooking family meals and running misc. errands. * Coordination & carpooling for all three of the children's extra-curricular activities and assigned school work. * Balanced and healthy meal preparation.

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Caregiver

Senior's Etc., Centennial. CO

Dec 2006 - Apr 2007

• 24 hour care given to elderly. • Most clients were in various stages of Dementia/Alzheimer’s disease. • Management of all household maintenance and duties including: cleaning, shopping, cooking meals and running misc. errands. • Personal hygiene care.

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Caregiver

Sunshine Homecare, Denver, CO

Aug 2006 - Nov 2006

• Ongoing medical and home “Hospice Care”. • Management of all household maintenance and duties including: cleaning, shopping, cooking meals and running misc. errands. • Transportation to and from medical appointments. • Balanced and healthy meal preparation. • Personal hygiene care.

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Caregiver/Personal Assistant

Deborah and Ed Blank, Aurora, CO

Jan 2004 - Apr 2006

• Ongoing medical and home “Hospice Care”. • Management of all household maintenance and duties including: cleaning, shopping, cooking meals and running misc. errands. • Transportation to and from medical appointments. • Balanced and healthy meal preparation. • Personal hygiene care.

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Bartender

Red Lobster, Aurora, CO

Dec 2001 - Dec 2004

• Prepared drinks and served food to customers. • Answered incoming phone calls, prepared take-outs and managed gift cards. • Prepared bar and restaurant seating area for daily shifts. • Inventory management. • Excellent customer service to patrons and assistance to fellow staff.

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Caregiver/Personal Assistant

Clark Family, Aurora, CO

Nov 2000 - Sep 2001

• Ongoing medical and home "Hospice Care". • Management of all household maintenance and duties including: cleaning, shopping, cooking meals and running misc. errands. • Transportation to and from medical appointments. • Dispensing medications per physician’s instructions. • Balanced and healthy meal preparation. • Personal hygiene care.

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Child Care Provider

Dottie's Christian Daycare, Aurora, CO

Mar 1995 - Nov 2000

• Provided child care to an average of 10 children daily, ranging in age from newborn to 12yrs old. • Planned and participated in daily activities and excursions with the children. • Balanced and healthy meal preparation.

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Care Coordinator

The Farm, Inc., Wakeeney, KS

Jun 1993 - Jan 1995

• Maintained a group home and emergency shelter for at-risk teenage youth. • Provided life skills, coaching, and teaching to youth to help them reach independence. • Facilitated group meetings, excursions, and provided counseling.

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Switchboard Operator/Telephone Medical Technician

MacGregor Medical, Pasadena, TX

Sep 1991 - Mar 1992

• Managed high call volume with professional and pleasant demeanor. • Greeted patients, processed payments, and coordinated medical charts. • Acted as a liaison between physicians and clientele. • Documented patient inquiries and physician responses. • Verified insurance coverage and scheduled appointments.

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Secretary

Gastroenterology Consultants, Pasadena, TX

Feb 1988 - Jun 1991

• Managed accounts receivable, maintained patient charts, and filed insurance claims. • Performed routine secretarial functions in the front office reception area.

Certifications / Licenses
certification

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

Education
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North High School, CO.

1976 - 1980

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CareAcademy courses on CareLinx

Jun 2016: Being a Professional Caregiver on CareLinx

Jul 2016: Clients' Rights, HIPAA & Elder Abuse Prevention

Jul 2016: Communicating with Older Adults

Reviews and Recommendations
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Darlene S.
Jan 2017
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Barbara is amazing! She is intuitive and attentive to all our mother's physical and emotional needs. We couldn't be more please!