Experienced home care and placement advisor for 6 years. Recommended plans of care with clients including knowledge of what insurances would cover. Worked with clients on Medicaid, LTC insurance and private pay. Followed client from hospital/SNF setting through to safe home care or placement. Arranged for PT, OT, hospice care as needed per client plan of care. Arranged home care for client, including providing top CNAs (nurse delegation credential if needed), home care aides. RN consultant on-call as needed.
familiar with medical terminology as it pertains to senior aged patients
familiar with insurance billing process, especially LTC insurance
very organized and able to work under strict time-lines and under stress
able to work with all types of personalities
able to work long hours at a desk
able to change work topics at ease
Manager10/2010 to CurrentALWAYS BEST CARE - EASTSIDEBellevue, WA
Client Sales and Care Planning - meeting with client to determine best course of care to keep
client in home or place in a retirement community.
Human Resources - directed all hiring and training of CNA's, home care workers and marketing
Financial Accounting - performed all accounting of business, including budgeting, payroll and
reporting. Worked will all LTC insurance plans with approval process and invoicing.
Client and employee records - maintained, in compliance with all WA ST DSHS rules and
regulations, all client and employee records. Deficiency free surveys from DSHS.
Periodic assessment of King, Pierce and Snohomish County care facilities and adult family homes
for placement clients to determine if said community fit family/client requirements for medical
care (including cognitive care), social opportunities taking into account financial ability of family.
Develop long term relationships with King, Pierce and Snohomish County senior care facilities
including hospitals, skilled nursing communities, hospice centers, adult family homes and senior
Co-Founder - volunteer11/2009 to 11/2012MAPLE VALLEY FARMERS MARKETMaple Valley, WA
Co-Founder of Market - wrote application for 501-3-c status, received after much negotiation with
Wrote application for last USDA Farmers Market grant, received $8000.00, March 2010.
Wrote application for City of Maple Valley grant, received $10,000 to start market.
yearly City of Maple Valley Continuing Support Grant.
Treasurer/Human resources - kept financial records for market, including writing Treasurer
policies and procedures.
Filed quarterly and yearly tax reports including non-profit reporting to
Interviewed, trained and hired all market workers from local Tahoma High School as an
educational facet of the farmer market.
President and Education coordinator - volunteer04/2006 to CurrentLAKE WILDERNESS ARBORETUM FOUNDATIONMaple Valley, WA
Lead the Foundation Board for 4 years.
During that time the Foundations' outdated
policies and procedures were rewritten, Foundation named changed from South King County
Arboretum Foundation to Lake Wilderness Arboretum Foundation, grants for building an office
on site written and received (including $20,000 from City of Maple Valley, $5000 from Seattle
Foundation and a commercial water/sewer hook-up donated by Soos Creek Water (many 10's of
thousands cost free)).
Public cultivated garden space increased by 100%, new installations include
Tribal Life Trail (maintained by Master Gardeners), Hydrangea Garden, Japanese Maple Garden,
Majorie Baird collection installed as Legacy Garden.
Foundation Library collection doubled.
Increased educational opportunities within the Foundation and greater south King County Area
by bringing local celebrities to teach various gardening topics to Arboretum members and other
interested local groups.
Worked with United Way, City of Maple Valley and the Disney group to advertise large group
volunteer events at the Lake Wilderness Arboretum.
BA of FinanceUniversity of West FloridaPensacola, FL
Blood Borne Pathogens Certification,
Adult and Child CPR and First Aid Certification,
King County Food Handlers Card
Always Best Care - Eastside was a member of :
South End Coalition - promotes and provides for senior health and wellness through networking of resources, services and education.
Association for Senior Referral Professionals - committed to establishing and promoting professional and ethical
standards within the senior housing and care referral industry; as well
as to those who provide supportive and ancillary services for older and
other frail adults within the state of Washington.
Senior Care Coalition of Greater King County (see above)
Certified Red Cross Trainer
Quickbooks accounting for Small Business soft-ware
Soneto/ClearCare accounting/payroll/client software systems