Location: St. Louis
Years Experience: 19
Type: Hourly Caregiver
Certifications: Certified Hospice and Palliative Nursing Assistant, Level I Medication Aide, Wound Care Certified, Insulin Certified, CPR Certified; Associates Degree in Business Management
Deanea has been a member of our team since January 2015 and works primarily as an hourly private duty caregiver. For Deanea, the transition to caregiving in the early 2000s felt both very natural and very fulfilling. Prior to training as a Certified Nursing Assistant, Deanea spent her career in customer-oriented, client-facing office settings. She wanted to do something that gave her purpose, while taking her customer service skills to a different level and making a tangible difference in people’s lives.
Deanea is a firm believer in assuring the clients she works with feel heard. Shortly after becoming certified and working in an assisted living community, Deanea was recognized for providing exceptional care to the residents she was assigned. Because of her approach and her new skillset as a caregiver, Deanea was promoted to a management position at the community where she worked. During her tenure there, Deanea received extensive training so she could assist the residents and, eventually, she began leading trainings for the rest of the staff at the community. Although she learned a lot and enjoyed her time working in a facility long term care setting, Deanea found that what she enjoyed most was creating a customized plan and caring for one or two clients at a time. She transitioned to home care around 2010 and joined our team five years later.
Since joining our team, Deanea has been consistently recognized for tailoring care to best suit the needs and personality of the person she is working with. She approaches clients with respect and focuses on providing essential care and meaningful companionship. For Deanea, both are equally as important. This approach means Deanea quickly becomes an indispensable member of any care team she is a part of. Currently, she is the lead caregiver for a client that requires around-the-clock care (24 hour care) and has limited availability for fill-ins or supplemental, short-term assignments.
This is what one of Deanea's past clients said about her:
"Deanea has been the caregiver for my father for the past 2 years. Over this time I have had the chance to get to know her. She is the most compassionate person I have ever met. She takes very much pride in her profession as a caregiver. She is responsible, positive, organized, a great cook (according to dad), great with his personal needs and always goes the extra mile. She just feels like part of our family."
- Assisted Living
- Companionship/Home Management
- Handicapped patients
- Home Health Aide (HHA)
- Home Health Care
- Hospice/End of life care
- Live-in and Hourly Care Experience
- Med Management
- Skilled Nursing
- Have paid caregiving experience or a CNA, PCA, LPN, or RN
- Be age 21 or older
- Pass a comprehensive background check, drug test, and reference check
- Pass PHC’s skills & knowledge assessment
- Have a good driving record and an insured vehicle
- Basic English speaking, reading, and writing skills
- Current TB immunization
Services our Caregivers Provide
Timely cues to take the right medication at the right time.
A conversation, sharing stories, a walk in the park, a cup of coffee in the morning, a bond. Caregivers listen, learn, and are good company.
Assisting with dressing, bathing, and daily hygiene. Our skill-assessed caregivers are ready to help.
Doing laundry or dishes, tidying around the house, taking out the garbage, and many other house chores are a part of our daily duties.
Planning and preparing healthy meals, following an old family recipe, and trips to the grocery store.
Whether it’s to a doctor’s appointment or to a loved one’s home, caregivers can always provide a ride.
We help clients lead an active lifestyle by following an exercise plan or simply encouraging physical activity.
Social Outings & Routine
We help clients live life to the fullest by supporting daily routines and planning indoor and outdoor activities.
Join Private Home Care and be a part of an exceptional team of caregivers.
We highly value and respect our team of professional Caregivers, and that’s why we have higher job satisfaction and lower turnover. When you join PHC, you join a team of professionals that are skilled, knowledgeable, and passionate about serving others and providing the best care.