Denise B.

$11.00 / hr

Spartanburg, SC

About Denise

I simply love people. I have been caregiving for over 20 years. I began my career as a caregiver in a skilled nursing facility about 25 years ago caring for elderly patients. As time passed, we became licensed foster parents for the state of South Carolina through a therapeutic fostering company called Mentor. We kept our home open for 10 years, caring primarily for medically complex babies and children. We adopted 2 of our children placed in our home. I've done private caregiving for two families, one a mother and daughter. I was primary caregiver with a great deal of responsibilities. Currently, I am back in a skilled facility, but it's not the right fit for me. Too much hurry, and not enough caring, that's why I want to make this change. I think the achievement I'm most proud of is seeing very sick, tiny babies that were born and diagnosed with terrible physical conditions, confound doctors who had said they wouldn't be able to live normal lives. They DID walk, and talk, and they caught up with standard developmental goals they set for children, They overcame many challenges and it was the most gratifying, fulfilling "job" I've ever had. I worked for a Hospice Care provider as a field CNA, but was promoted to Business Office Specialist when they saw I was able to run an area of the office that they needed straightened out, but they knew my heart was in patient/family care, so they always managed to give me a couple of patients. After so long caregiving I thought I

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

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

    Languages

    • English

    Experience & Education

    CNA

    Jul 2014 - Aug 2014
    Magnolia Manor of Inman
    Provide care to mostly elderly patients with many types of illnesses. Help with ADL's, obtain vital signs
    Jul 2014 - Aug 2014

    CNA, Caregiver

    Nov 2006 - Aug 2014
    Self Employed
    Cared for a mother and daughter in their home. Daughter had MS, mother had alzhiemers disease. Managed their home, paid bills, attended Dr. appointments wrote payroll checks, made deposits as needed. Hired help, fired help, filled in whenever needed (which was a lot!) Took care of selling and cleaning out her house when they decided to move into skilled care facility. I Continue to companion with the daughter, but gave up the POA
    Nov 2006 - Aug 2014

    Private Duty CNA

    Jun 2011 - Oct 2012
    Self employed
    Care for 3 people allover the age of 90 in their home. Prepared meals, bought groceries, accompanied them to Dr. appointments, took care of preparing drug boxes weekly, light house cleaning,
    Jun 2011 - Oct 2012

    Visiting CNA , Business office specialist

    May 2009 - Jun 2011
    Amedisys Hospice Care of SC
    Made visits to clients in their homes and in facilities. BOS position consisted of entry of visits made to clients by all disaplines, ordering office, nursing and patient supply stock, creating POC for new starts, recertifications, and closed out patient files. Maintained records, filing, doing bi-yearly inventory. Issuing of supplies as needed. Responsible for several time sensitive special events, organizing, and executing them.
    May 2009 - Jun 2011

    Med-Tech

    Jan 2009 - Feb 2009
    Jan 2009 - Feb 2009

    Greenville High School

    Sep 1977 - Sep 1977
    Sep 1977 - Sep 1977
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