Barbara C.

$18.00 / hr

Clark, NJ

About Barbara

My background is in social service agencies. I have always gravitated towards the helping professions. In 2007, my mother was diagnosed with vascular dementia. I left my job to become her caregiver. After she passed away, I continued to provide private care to elders with dementia, mobility issues, cancer and also those who primarily needed companionship and/or transportation. I I enjoy my work with seniors, especially the relationships I develop with both those in my care and their families. I find it fulfilling to work one on one and getting to know and care for someone, as opposed to handling multiple cases in a service agency, and the red tape involved in that type of work. I am creative and interactive with those in my care - with my clients who have dementia, I engage them in simple puzzles and games to help stimulate their minds, as well as conversation and any physical activities of which they are capable. I am extremely compassionate, patient, and highly reliable, and truly care about the individuals I work with. I also have a sense of humor, and like to see those in my care laugh and enjoy themselves. I am able to assist with all daily living activities, including: bathing, dressing, hygiene, meal preparation, medication management, administration and reminders, light housekeeping, as well as companionship. I can also schedule and drive to doctor's appointments, and/or any other outings that may be of interest to those in my care, can run errands, also run err

Caregiving Services & Expertise

Services

  • Bathing
  • Dressing & Grooming
  • Toileting
  • Medication Reminders
  • 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
    • Gastrointestinal Disorders
    • Neurological Disorders
    • Orthopedic Care
    • Parkinson's Disease
    • Post Surgery Recovery
    • Renal and Urological Disorders
    • Senior Care
    • Elder Care
    • Home Care

    Languages

    • English

    Experience & Education

    Caregiver

    Jan 2014 - Mar 2014
    Ann Fonda
    Companion to man with dementia - meal preparation, transportation, companionship, and when he became terminally ill, provided personal care and stayed with him in the hospital.
    Jan 2014 - Mar 2014

    Caregiver

    Jun 2011 - Oct 2013
    Debra Smerling
    Provided care to Debra's mother, who had C.O.P.D., cancer and diabetes. Assisted with all daily living activities, including: bathing dressing, toiling, meal preparation, light housekeeping, companionship, shopping and running errands.
    Jun 2011 - Oct 2013

    Assessment Couneslor

    Apr 2005 - Oct 2009
    Preferred Children's Services
    Worked for non-profit child protection agency as liaison to D.Y.F.S. Provided assessments to parents at risk for child abuse, and referred clients to appropriate treatment programs based on assessments.
    Apr 2005 - Oct 2009

    Drew University

    Sep 1984 - Jun 1988
    Sep 1984 - Jun 1988
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