Verdene D.

$20.00 / hr

Silver Spring, MD

About Verdene

Hello there!!! My name is Verdene Dismuke and I am the caregiver for YOU!!!! I became a caregiver over 20 years ago because I have a genuine love and desire to care for those who can't help themselves. While my client base has mostly been comprised of the senior community, I also have cared for infants, children and those with special needs as well. What I enjoy about being a caregiver most are the smiles, hugs, and gently held hands I get from those I care for. Often times I am their primary contact during the day...the only friendly face, smile or conversation they receive. Being able to make that type of impact on someone's day is a powerful testament to human interaction and what a simple act of kindness can mean to someone. There's nothing like being the reason behind someone's joy. My most memorable personal achievement was taking a woman who hadn't been outside in a year outside to feel the sun on her face, the wind on her skin, and watch the season change. What that meant to her and the fact that I helped her accomplish what she thought was an unattainable goal has never been forgotten. I still smile fondly thinking about that first time. I am an honest genuine loving caregiver that offers more than the typical person. I believe in dignity at all times, keeping your loved one clean neat and tidy always, I do hair nails, etc and I am willing to go the extra mile for their comfort. I am friendly and outgoing, prompt, responsible, trustworthy and reliable.

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

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

Job Interests

  • Full Time
  • 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
  • Arthritis
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer Recovery
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • COPD
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Hearing Disorders
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Home Health Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Orthopedic Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Post Surgery Recovery
  • Renal and Urological Disorders
  • Respiratory Disorders
  • Skin Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Tracheotomy / Ventilation
  • Vision and Eye Disorders
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care

Languages

  • English

Experience & Education

Hospice Aide

Oct 2017 - May 2020
Endless Journey Hospice
Provide the best end of life care possible to my clients and emotional support to families as the imminent passing of their loved one occurs
Oct 2017 - May 2020

CNA/ Medication Aide

Apr 2016 - Oct 2017
Private Duty Health Care for Nell Mawrence
Apr 2016 - Oct 2017

CNA/ Hospice Aide

Mar 2014 - Apr 2016
Compassionate Care Hospice
Provide the best end of life care possible to my clients and emotional support to families as the imminent passing of their loved one occurs
Mar 2014 - Apr 2016

Private Duty CNA

Jan 2012 - Jan 2014
Patricia Bramhall
Provided daily skilled care for parent with end stage alzheimer's, to include bathing, feeding, dressing, incontinent care, wound care, oral care, hair care, use of lifts, transfer equipment, and special devices. Meal Preparation, housekeeping, and laundry services provided as well
Jan 2012 - Jan 2014

Private Duty CNA

Jan 2013 - Jan 2014
Theresa Perez
Provided daily skilled care for parent with end stage alzheimer's, to include bathing, feeding, dressing, incontinent care, wound care, oral care, hair care, use of lifts, transfer equipment, and special devices. Meal Preparation, housekeeping, and laundry services provided as well
Jan 2013 - Jan 2014

Private Duty CNA

Jan 2013 - Jan 2014
Mele Mason
Responsible for one year for the overnight assistance and care of her mother, initially as just assistance and as condition progressed full skilled assistance was provided, including meal preparation and feeding, toileting and incontinence care, bathing, dressing use of various types of equipment, housekeeping, laundry, medication management, end-of -life care
Jan 2013 - Jan 2014

CNA

Jan 2007 - Jan 2011
Select Specialty Hospital
As a CNA in an acute care hospital I was responsible for providing quality care for patients whose conditions required that they be attached to various types of monitoring devices, supplemental feeding equipment, breathing apparatus and such. Doing so required additional patience, visual monitoring for rapid changes of condition, ability to react quickly and calmly, ability to provide cares amidst the variety of tubing and wires that may be a part of patient, and the ability to respond in an emergency situation accurately, efficiently, and effectively
Jan 2007 - Jan 2011

Clarkson College

Jan 2008 - Jan 2008
Jan 2008 - Jan 2008

Caregiver Support Services

Jan 2006 - Jan 2006
Jan 2006 - Jan 2006

Augusta Technical College

Jan 2003 - Jan 2004
Jan 2003 - Jan 2004

Hephzibah High School

Jan 1984 - Jan 1988
Jan 1984 - Jan 1988
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