$13/hr hourly rate $14/day live-in rate PART-time availability

Profile

Working with seniors has been a passion since 1982, when I cared for my father who passed from pancreatic cancer. Other experience includes: 10 years caring for a mother with Alzheimers (1986-1996); advanced, end of life care with several close relatives (2000-2003); 4 1/2 years caring for an advanced dementia patient in Louisville, CO who passed at age 99 (2008-2012) and her daughter for 2 of those years who had multiple dystrophy and passed from a stroke; and recent 2015, I have work with 2 seniors in their 90s, both passed in August 2015. I obtained my CNA license in 2010 and other related qualifications - QMAP & CPR. I have been self employed for the majority of my professional life and have my own Colorado corporation (Shapan, Inc.) A retired sports producer and magazine publisher, I enjoy working part-time with various clients managing their web sites and other media. My health is superb and I am in excellent physical condition. Yoga, walking, and exercise are a part of almost every day. I am very competent, calm in stressful situations, have a wonderful, yet sensitive sense of humor that I am told lifts the spirit. Most of all, I possess a great deal of patience, which is so important when working with seniors and Dementia clients. Lastly, I am single with no obligations that would prevent me from traveling anywhere in the world and working longer time periods as needed. An experience world traveler, I am very organized having managed hundreds of national conferences and major sported television events in the U.S. and Europe until I sold my companies (The Hagen Network and The Hagen Group) and semi-retired in 2000. A couple of points of interest, I was member of the Black Hills U.S. Marshals' Posse, and I have accomplished the rigorous background check and in-person interview to obtain my U.S. Department of Homeland Security Global Entry Card.

Employment

Employer Position Location From To
Shapan, Inc. Owner & Present Longmont CO 2/1/01 Present
Hagen Marketing & Communications, Inc. (HMC) Owner & COO San Francisco, CA 1/1/88 1/1/01
Applied Decision Analysis (ADA Business Manager & Contracts Administrator Menlo Park, CA 4/1/78 8/1/81
Montgomery Securities Administrator of National Conferences - Public Relations Director San Francisco, CA 10/1/82 1/1/88
Commercial Art, Palm Beach, FL Photographer, Business Manager Palm Beach, Florida 1/1/74 3/1/77

Education

School Name From To Degree
Florida Atlantic University 1974 1975 Attended College
Palm Beach Atlantic 1972 1974 Attended College
John Leonard High School 1969 1970 High School

Languages

English

Experience With

Dementia/Alzheimer's Disease

Cancer Recovery

Cardiovascular Disorders

Diabetes

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Hospice Care

Multiple Sclerosis

Neurological Disorders

Orthopedic Care

Parkinson's Disease

Post Surgery Recovery

Renal and Urological Disorders

Hoyer Lift

Skin Disorders

Stroke