Jennifer B.

$20.00 / hr

Belleville, IL

About Jennifer

I am 48 years old and have the ability to provide daily/weekend care. I am a gregarious, patient and an easy going individual. I have always been drawn to service to others. I started services 28 years ago with the elderly, home bound and in facilities. I later became a foster parent to high behavioral multiple diagnosis' teen girls and was quite successful with the children I had. Afterwards, I became a case manager overseeing children in foster care and working directly with the biological parents in order to complete the needed changes on the plan of care to return the children. During this time, I also worked with hoarders and was successful with these individuals. When the agency I was working for closed, I went to work as a Director of a residential and day service facility for adults with disabilities. Due to the owners of this facility not being in state, the license was not renewed and the company closed. Continuing, I worked as a live in care coordinator for an adult until my services were no longer needed. I believe that the need to be needed is great within me. I care and communicate well in regards to all my clients and do whatever I can to give them the quality of life that they need and deserve. I take care of my client and their home. I make doctor's appointments, follow through with the family after those appointments, grocery shopping, medication set up and distribute, personal care, meals, all things that your family member may need and you know that I will take care of these things and take them off of your plate. Over the last few years I have worked with several clients who had hip surgery or hip replacement. Through consistency and continuity of care, those clients were able to make full recoveries, good success with physical therapy and able to move forward with life while remaining in their home. If desired, I do have references available.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

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

Job Interests

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Short Term
  • Overnight
  • Weekend Live-In
  • 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

  • ALS
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Cancer Recovery
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Hospice Care
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Orthopedic Care
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Post Surgery Recovery
  • Renal and Urological Disorders
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Skin Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

scheduler/ private duty staff

Feb 2013 - Apr 2018
Assistance Home Care
I have scheduled clients and staffing. I also work directly with clients. My client base has needed personal care, laundry, housekeeping, doctor visits, setting and maintaining appointments, medication reminders and daily needs and changes. I have worked with a variety of clients with different medical, physical and mental needs including hospice.
Feb 2013 - Apr 2018

Advanced HHA

Dec 2011 - Dec 2012
Companionship Nursing
Medication management ? Provided companionship, outings, and transportation ? Participate in and scheduled meetings and doctor appts ? Provide support in preparing meals. ? Worked in conjunction with doctors and hospice members. ? Assistance with toileting, dressing and general hygiene.
Dec 2011 - Dec 2012

Continuing Education Classes

Jan 1992 - Jul 2012
Jan 1992 - Jul 2012

Live in care coordinator

Jan 2012 - Jan 2012
initial Independence Inc
Provide companionship and friendship to the person supported. Maintain and accurately account for all of the person's household resources, including possessions and supplies. Provide support in purchasing groceries and household supplies. Provide support in preparing meals, maintaining a clean, sanitary home, reporting any maintenance needs promptly and managing the general household. Provide needed assistance in taking prescribed medications and documenting as required. Provide support in reporting any health concerns to physicians. Provide needed support in personal hygiene, daily living skills, and age/functioning level appropriate activities. Participate in scheduled meetings and doctor appts Provide transportation
Jan 2012 - Jan 2012

Director

Dec 2011 - Dec 2011
A Place Like Home
Responsible for all client documentation reported to CM and State of KS Staffing, training, and scheduling Participating in client's yearly benefit meetings, PCSP/Safety plan/Behavioral plan meetings Attending support/team/state meeting for clients and the facility Taking clients to and from doctor appts. Communicating with team and support staff any changes involving the client, medication management, behavioral, physical or mental. Medicare/Medicaid/State reimbursement and daily residential/day service documentation Direct Care, shopping for and with clients, housekeeping, disperse medications, personal hygiene care De-escalating clients and problem solving
Dec 2011 - Dec 2011

Case Manager (foster care) Family Support Supervisor (family preservation)

Dec 2008 - Dec 2010
AmeriPysch DBA ResCare
Bi-monthly logs sent to DHW social worker. Scheduling/overseeing visitations between parents and children and/or siblings in the community, prison or home. Implementation of case plan goals. Attending court, DHW and family decision making meetings. Educate and work hands on with clients to accomplish treatment/case plan goals. Maintain client files for audit; state and local. Working with hoarders Direct care, shopping with clients, personal hygiene Investigating and preparing social history Continuing education/recertification
Dec 2008 - Dec 2010

SFL Foster Parent

Dec 2003 - Dec 2008
The Farm Inc
Attend/Implement IEP, PCSP, Case Management, Therapy, and BASIS meeting De-escalate crisis' and behavioral issues Scheduling doctor, school, group, therapy, courts, medication, and CM appointments Document, administer, refill medications Teach and implement daily living skills Provide a natural home/family setting with love, support, and natural consequences Work with CM, law enforcement, courts, teachers, mental health professionals and bio-families Maintain daily documentation for behaviors and actions. Maintain and pay monthly and yearly financial paperwork/bills. Continuing education/recertification
Dec 2003 - Dec 2008

Washburn University

Jun 1991 - Jan 1993
Jun 1991 - Jan 1993
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