Hi! I'm Mary. As a loyal, compassionate, innovative and trustworthy 53-year-old female I look forward to meeting you and interacting with your loved one(s) as needed. Companionship? Hospice? Encouragement? Specialized care? I'm here to embrace LIFE with them at whatever point they are at. Easygoing, calm, and nurturing is my nature, gently firm if called for.
Experienced with Alzheimers, frustrations of aging, dementia, Parkinson's, feeding, grooming, etc.
I'm also experienced with all aspects of household management-- meal prep (a good cook!), communication, light housekeeping, laundry, organizing, errands, transportation, scheduling, and general assisting. I provide excellent care with an emphasis on dignity and respect. Current availability: full-time beginning January1, 2020. *on time* *interpersonal skills* *English speaking* *love pets* 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 am a person centered caregiver which means no matter what, the person I'm caring for needs will always be the center of my attention. My clients will never leave my care without feeling better, the environment cleaner, needs met, and cared for. I will always provide dignity and respect towards my clients. I started my care giving career with the neighbor boy who was my age, and he had multiple sclerosis. His Mom paid me to sit with him, and play video games and make lunch. I remember pushing his wheelchair through my yard, and providing him a childhood friend. I went on to get my CNA license because I loved the thought of caring for the elderly especially doing their hair and getting them dressed. My skills and experience range from light housekeeping duties with companionship to medical experience. I have experience in trach suctioning, tube feedings, medication administration, nail care, many developmental disabilities, mental illness and also dementia and alzheimers that come with age. I have enjoyed my experience in the home health care and group home industry the past 15 years and I have decided to go off on my own and provide in-home care only. I love what I do! Let me help take a load off and provide quality, Christian care for whatever your needs may be! I love to cook so if you just need meals prepped for the week of your choice, I can do that too in your home! I am offering personal in home care for the Elderly in a Radius of 15 miles from Congress Park.
Through my work as a CNA and Massage Therapist in Hospitals,Retirement homes,Nursing homes and private care I gained a lot of experience over the years.
I support the individual with their independence,personal care,running errands,preparing meals,outings,cleaning and organizing and whatever needs arise.
I am a punctual, passionate,caring,sensitive,respectful and outgoing person and honor each individual.
Each encounter with a Person who crosses my path is always a gained experience which I treasure.
I am looking forward to connect with you.