Barbara D.

$20.00 / hr

Aurora, CO

About Barbara

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 confined 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.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

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

Job Interests

  • Full Time
  • Holiday Shifts

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

Skills & Expertise

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer Recovery
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • COPD
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Hearing Disorders
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

Nanny & Household Manager

Apr 2007 - Jun 2018
Shea Family, Centennial, CO.
* 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.
Apr 2007 - Jun 2018

Caregiver

Dec 2006 - Apr 2007
Senior's Etc., Centennial. CO
• 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.
Dec 2006 - Apr 2007

Caregiver

Aug 2006 - Nov 2006
Sunshine Homecare, Denver, CO
• 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.
Aug 2006 - Nov 2006

Caregiver/Personal Assistant

Jan 2004 - Apr 2006
Deborah and Ed Blank, Aurora, CO
• 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.
Jan 2004 - Apr 2006

Bartender

Dec 2001 - Dec 2004
Red Lobster, Aurora, CO
• 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.
Dec 2001 - Dec 2004

Caregiver/Personal Assistant

Nov 2000 - Sep 2001
Clark Family, Aurora, CO
• 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.
Nov 2000 - Sep 2001

Child Care Provider

Mar 1995 - Nov 2000
Dottie's Christian Daycare, Aurora, CO
• 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.
Mar 1995 - Nov 2000

Care Coordinator

Jun 1993 - Jan 1995
The Farm, Inc., Wakeeney, KS
• 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.
Jun 1993 - Jan 1995

Switchboard Operator/Telephone Medical Technician

Sep 1991 - Mar 1992
MacGregor Medical, Pasadena, TX
• 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.
Sep 1991 - Mar 1992

Secretary

Feb 1988 - Jun 1991
Gastroenterology Consultants, Pasadena, TX
• Managed accounts receivable, maintained patient charts, and filed insurance claims. • Performed routine secretarial functions in the front office reception area.
Feb 1988 - Jun 1991

North High School, CO.

Jan 1976 - Jan 1980
Jan 1976 - Jan 1980

Reviews (1)

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February 2017
Darlene S.
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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!
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