Sheila B.

$16.00 / hr

Winchendon, MA

About Sheila

I have been a caregiver since 1992, beginning with family and friends. I have experience with veterans, and cancer, hospice, geriatric, rehabilitation, and stroke patients. I am a patient/resident advocate and have worked with the VA, private facilities, and families to ensure the patient receives the care they want.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

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

Job Interests

    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
    • Cancer Recovery
    • Cardiovascular Disorders
    • Diabetes
    • Hospice Care
    • Orthopedic Care
    • Post Surgery Recovery
    • Respiratory Disorders
    • Skin Disorders
    • Stroke
    • Senior Care
    • Elder Care
    • Home Care

    Languages

    • English

    Experience & Education

    Massachusetts Local Ombudsman

    Apr 2015 - Jul 2015
    Montachusett Home Care Corp.
    Advocate for persons in long-term care facility, allowing residents to voice their problems and concerns, and have their complaints addressed. Provide information, protect resident rights, investigate complaints, seek resolutions to problems, and advocate for positive change.
    Apr 2015 - Jul 2015

    Caregiver

    Feb 2015 - Jul 2015
    Private
    Assist a dysfunctional Vietnam Veteran who suffered a stroke and car accident, December, 2014. Tasks include vitals, activities of daily living (ADLs), perform physical therapy exercises as directed, book appointments, transport, run errands, perform household chores as needed (including housekeeping, laundry & dishes), teach stress reduction & communication techniques, provide general companionship, and advocated for correct wheelchair & other assistive devices. Patient has progressed to the point where he can stand & walk, self-transfer, and perform most ADLs on his own.
    Feb 2015 - Jul 2015

    Mount Wachusett Community College

    Sep 2014 - Dec 2014
    Sep 2014 - Dec 2014

    CNA

    Nov 2014 - Dec 2014
    Clinical
    Performed CNA job functions in a long-term care and rehabilitation center. Responsibilities included taking vitals, transfer, skin care & assessment, toileting, oral care, exercising, feeding, bathing, making & changing beds, and other tasks as delegated.
    Nov 2014 - Dec 2014

    Mount Wachusett Community College

    Sep 2014 - May 2014
    Sep 2014 - May 2014

    Mount Wachusett Community College

    Sep 2012 - May 2014
    Sep 2012 - May 2014

    Hospice Care Volunteer

    Jan 2012 - Jan 2013
    Good Shepherd
    Assisted activity director during activities & events, helped residents with daily activities, and spent time with hospice patients requesting companionship.
    Jan 2012 - Jan 2013

    Shore Support and Fundraising Chairperson

    Jan 2000 - Jan 2012
    Winchendon Dive-Rescue/Toy Town Divers Assoc.
    Shore support for dive team included interviewing witnesses, and gathering information to triangulate last known position of victim to establish underwater grid search location. Organized and ran all fundraising events for Winchendon Dive/Rescue to raise monies for new apparatus and maintenance and repair of current equipment.
    Jan 2000 - Jan 2012

    Substitute Teacher

    Jan 2008 - Jan 2011
    House of Peace & Education
    Taught computer skills to women re-entering the workforce and assisted in administrative work as needed.
    Jan 2008 - Jan 2011
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