Barbara F.

$20.00 / hr

I became a Caregiver because I enjoy helping people. I have been a Guardian of the Person and Estate for three individuals. Being able to assist those in whatever way needed is very rewarding. I had the opportunity to help a Korean Veteran who loved to tell stories. I also helped a 99 3/4 woman who was so full of joy and a woman who had lost her husband that I helped. Also being able to help both of my parents when they needed it. I love giving back, am a caring and loyal woman. Dignity is very important to people who need help and I make sure they have their dignity in many ways. I enjoy helpi ng veterans and helped my Ward get his benefits. My duties included such things as visiting with them many, many times; accompanied them to doctors appointments; reading to them; watching TV together; singing songs; handling any affairs they need; dispensed medications, cooking some meals, doing laundry; collaborating with nursing facilities and the VA; communicated with relatives; stayed with Wards during the weeks prior to their passing; assisted families in making funeral arrangements. In a nutshell making someone feel they have a companion who is compassionate and caring and is there for them. My personal achievement that I am proud of is being able to help people in need without taking away their dignity. I have been a legal secretary/paralegal for over 30 years and have worked with different clients from young to the elderly. I love photography, swimming, trave ... more

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Substitute Teacher

Beren Academy

Sep 2015 - Jun 2016

Substitute teacher for a private school for one and a half year old to fifth grade. Read, sing, play and do arts and crafts with the younger students and for those in the other grades I followed a plan left by the teacher. Will be at this school part time from Noon until 4:30 each day beginning August 2016.

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Legal Secretary/Paralegal

Law Offices of Joseph H. Nance

Jan 1979 - Jan 2014

Organized office; drafted pleadings, correspondence and billing; answered phones; communicated with clients and maintained confidential client files; filed legal documents with Court; research cases; assist Mr. Nance in Court; worked on family, criminal, personal injury, estates, wills, trusts, deceptive trade practices; guardianship and other general practices.

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Caregiver

Allen Family Living Trust

Jan 2014 - Jan 2014

Caregiver and companion for 88 year old female with dementia. Assisted her with getting up from bed when needed, in bathroom, walking (was with her as she walked), meal preparation, light housekeeping, made sure she took her medicines, accompanied her to doctor's appointment, communicated with her daughters. Played dominos, yatze, and tried bridge. She enjoyed watching the birds out her window as she had a birdfeeder and I made sure there was food in it. Watched TV from time to time and looked at magazines with her. Showed her pictures from my computer. Helped her from August 14, 2014 - September 19, 2014. Her daughters were going to take care of their mother after that. ... more

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Guardian of the Person and Estate

Court Appointed Guardian

Jan 2000 - Jan 2011

Cared for three individuals including taking care of their finances and medical needs; accompanied them to doctors appointments; dispensed medications; sang, read and watched TV with them; communicated with their relatives; stayed with them the weeks prior to their passing; assisted families in making funeral arrangements; prepared documents needed for Court.

Education
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Massey Business College

Executive Secretary Degree

1971 - 1973

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1968 - 1971 Houston TX

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