Jenn B.

$15.00 / hr

Minden, NV

About Jenn

People, in general, are born with specific qualities and gifts that, once found and expounded upon, open up a whole new universe of delight, joy, education, and fellowship. Over time, I discovered I was naturally gifted in being creative in the kitchen (via family/friends special diet needs), writing/journaling, and caregiving in all aspects of the word. My background in detailed administrative work, along with sign language, has allowed these two factors to interchange with each of my gifts, especially in communicating with family, powers-of-attorney, and the main person(s) I care for in any setting. My innate love to research and teach has proven to be very useful when I need to be well-versed on the subject at hand and document wherein necessary to show a pattern of improvement or lack thereof. From a caregiver perspective of personal achievement, three come to mind. FIRST, when my son became a Type 1 diabetic, we were able to allow him 1.5 years honeymoon stage on absolutely no insulin through a raw foods diet w/researched supplements. SECOND, I taught basic sign language commands to a three-generational family whose family member had ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease), giving them all one year's worth of communication. THIRD, fire season brought two evacuations, two-weeks apart, back-to-back, which meant loading the five P's into the car, including a 95-year old disabled woman on 24/7 oxygen, with dementia, her adult cat in a crate with all his needs, and myself, driving to a nearby hotel/shelter without access to a handicapped or pet-equipped room for two days before returning (to our unscathed) home. Caregiving is a challenge in its own right. Having experienced grandparents and loving on elderly friends growing up, along with becoming a parent, too, certainly are perks. But of all the things I wanted to be when I grew up, a homemaker was one of the highlights for me, and caregiving falls in line with being a homemaker.

Caregiving Services & Expertise


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

Job Interests

  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • 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

  • COPD
  • Dementia
  • Diabetes
  • Home Health Care
  • Hospice Care
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Senior Care
  • Elder Care
  • Home Care


  • English

Experience & Education

Live-in Personal Companion/(Hospice) Caregiver

Dec 2018 - Sep 2020
Private Home Care
CHAUFFEURED to local appointments and outings, sanitizing home, garage and car afterward. CLEANED, ORGANIZED AND STORED property items in preparation for end of life. END OF LIFE DUTIES: remained on-site as condition rapidly declined; contacted hospice nurse to confirm death; notified close friends; gathered all items to be returned to hospice; sanitized and cleaned home upon removal of hospice items. ENGAGED in communication, exercise, indoor/outdoor activities to boost mood, energy, mental clarity, and short-term memory. FOSTERED independence while monitoring safety, behavioral changes and vital signs to team members to coordinate services. HANDLED full household, personal and pet needs, medications and respiratory equipment, and hospice needs, along with administering oral medication (Morphine, Lorazepam, and Haloperidol). ORGANIZED community calendar, events, hospice team, and sub-caregivers. REVIEWED/RESEARCHED necessary services; planned and coordinated evacuation necessities.
Dec 2018 - Sep 2020

Volunteer Help

Apr 2019 - Mar 2020
Flip Flop Thrift and Consignment Store
ASSISTED in removing and packing up interior holiday decorations and visual merchandise in preparation for the next holiday, and distributing donated items to sections of the workroom and priced items to designated areas in the store. DONATED packaged and fresh food to disadvantaged volunteers. RESEARCHED expensive donations and comparative prices to tag and sell. STEAMED, HUNG, TAGGED AND REORGANIZED color-coded clothing to specified racks.
Apr 2019 - Mar 2020

Volunteer Auxiliary

Jan 2019 - Mar 2020
Carson Valley Medical Ctr
ATTENDED training and monthly meetings, and subbed for other volunteers, with or without notice. GREETED, RESPONDED AND DIRECTED patients to necessary departments or resources through telephone or direct contact. REVIEWED weekly website for employee-boosting activities and campus updates. TASKED to sanitizing wheelchairs, folding letters/stuffing envelopes, handling raffle entries, ferrying media/flowers/biological specimens/patient records, and comforting patients and non-patients.
Jan 2019 - Mar 2020

Volunteer Intern

Oct 2019 - Mar 2020
Douglas County Public Library
(All-inclusive job description, as through the "Blue Ribbon Temp Agency" of Minden, NV, I worked at the "Alpine County Library" in Markleeville, CA from October - December 2017; in Minden, NV, independently interning for DCPL from October 2019 - March 2020): ACCEPTED payment for copies, faxes, used book sales, paraphernalia, and Zip. ANSWERED/FOLLOWED UP incoming calls, patrons' questions, and finding media/ordering Zip. COMPLETED AND DEMONSTRATED duties by meeting and exceeding workflow needs. DECORATED AND DISPLAYED appropriate monthly themes and media. ORGANIZED AND MAINTAINED public notice postings; setting up library cards, checking media in/out, along with any due/on hold/transferred from another library; sleeving new books; shelving/re-arranging media; pricing retired media (through; recycled media. PARTICIPATED in group story and art days, and traveled with the Book Mobile.
Oct 2019 - Mar 2020

Live-in Personal Companion/Caregiver

Aug 2017 - Jun 2018
Private Home Care
CHAUFFEURED to local appointments and outings, sanitizing home, garage and car afterward. ENGAGED in communication, exercise, indoor/outdoor activities to boost mood, energy, mental clarity, and short-term memory. FOSTERED independence while monitoring safety and behavioral changes. HANDLED medications and meal preparations. REVIEWED/RESEARCHED necessary services.
Aug 2017 - Jun 2018

Legal Administrative Assistant/Office Managerial Assistant

Aug 2008 - Aug 2016
The Law Office of Douglas Buchanan, aPC
ASSISTANT MANAGER handled Client AP/AR/Trust accounts (using "STI TABS/TAS" to produce billing and reports), Court-Appointed Public Defender accounts and special pleading documentation; AP/AR for office management; produced and updated organizational records and reports, including budgets, inventoried supplies, and documentation; organized staff/holiday celebrations; trained most new employees in law office procedures and job duties. LIBRARIAN monitored, ordered, logged, and shelved books/inserts and missing pages. RECEPTIONIST greeted clients, answered phones and directed incoming calls or took messages, and maintained the master calendar for appointments and deadlines to coordinate schedules. SECRETARY opened, maintained, and closed client and discovery files; used "Martin Essentials" for judicial documents; detail-oriented in simultaneously organizing several cases and trial exhibits with materials and supporting documentation; composed and typed (67 wpm) routine letters; proofread and finalized documents using "WordPerfect" and "Microsoft Word"; witnessed/notarized documents; walked to municipal court and traveled by car to one of two county courts to file or record documents; researched using "LexisNexis/Martindale Hubbell;" served non-confrontational subpoenas.
Aug 2008 - Aug 2016

Sign Language Interpreter, Special Education Aide, and Yard Duty Assistant

Aug 2008 - Sep 2013
Bishop Union School District
ASSISTED in morning yard duty and as an aide to disabled students. CONCENTRATED memory retention and correct translation in interpreting and tutoring one-on-one with a deaf student, from sign-to-voice and voice-to-sign. OBSERVED AND DOCUMENTED students challenges, adjustments and achievements.
Aug 2008 - Sep 2013

William Jessup University

Jan 2003 - Jan 2008
Rocklin, CA
Jan 2003 - Jan 2008

Fresno City College

Jan 1987 - Jan 1990
Fresno, CA
Jan 1987 - Jan 1990
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