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Personal Assistant (Patient Advocate / Personal Care Coordinator) 2008 - Present Private Residence – Denver, CO Following diagnosis of family member’s rare form of MS, devoted time to securing medical benefits and treatment while managing daily care and operations of the household. I worked multiple positions at a time for the last 10 years. • Accurately completed highly detailed and complex filings for Medicare, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and private insurance COBRA; successfully managed appeal for SSDI and awarded full benefits • Coordinated care with doctors, including gaining referral for specialist capable of handling the rare Marburg Variant MS, an aggressive, malignant form of Multiple Sclerosis • Monitored and managed medications, upholding a high degree of control over expensive prescriptions • Researched and compared pharmacy costs and discovered creative financing for medication not fully covered by Medicare and traditional insurance resources Patient Advocate / Personal Care Coordinator / Personal Assistant​2006 - 2011 Private Residences Provided direct care and assistance to family members, including end-stage cancer patient and senior with cancer, Alzheimer’s and COPD. Oversaw personal finances and maintained the residences. • Researched medical terminology and treatments on an array of conditions • Provided compassionate personal support for family during hospice care • Communicated patient care concerns with doctors, health care providers and insurance, including reviews of prescriptions, treatments, expectations and billing concerns • Helped transition elderly patient into assisted living facility

Skills & Certifications: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT), Home Health Aide (HHA)

Hi my name is Shelia. I am a Christian woman who loves people and cares. Having worked in the hospital and medical profession I have experienced the way employers "cared and treated" in the past and how it is given today. This does Not make me happy. Having a Mother, Father, Grandmother and Aunt who have needed hospital and nursing care causes me to reach out to give what they have been neglected of. That is love, care and respect for who they are, their situation and the honesty to give instead of take. Because of the age of the needed patient, many with their dishonest and uncaring take advantage of the opportunity of those who are unable to defend for themselves. That's not me. Having been a primary care giver for my parents, an honest sitter or caregiver to relieve me for breaks of a few hours is important. These days that honest person maybe hard to find. That's why I want to be your caregiver and help you. As I sit while you sleep, (if not performing another chore) I'll be reading my Christian books. This is a blessing for me to have the time to read while its a blessing to you to feel safe and secure. As my personal achievement that I would be proud of is that I am a child of God and my goals are to walk the ways of His Word as best I know through seeking Him. Not to take advantage of given situations to be dishonest. I want you to know that you can trust me and feel comfortable with me in your home. I know that words can be words on a piece of paper, that's why I would love to meet you in person.

Skills & Certifications: Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)