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. I became a caregiver so I could give back to my community and people. I like being a caregiver because I can provide help and meet the required needs. When I see a smile on my client's face,this lets me know that the person is satisfied and pleased. One of my achievements is becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant. I am also certified as a Leasing Consultant. I'm currently enrolled in school online for Billing and coding. I'm a wonderful mother too! I have two beautiful, great kids,and I'm a devoted , dedicated, loyal, responsible, understanding, compassionate,fun, and loving person.