Caring for the Caregivers We All Depend Upon.
About Beverley Shungu-Omba
Beverley Shungu-Omba is a Global Citizen and Caregiver Ambassador who invests her time and passion in providing End-of-Life care for people with Alzheimer’s and mental disabilities. With over two decades of professional experience and, a stellar career across the fields of Medicine, Developmental Disabilities, Hospice Care, Gerontology, Forensic Mental Health and Alzheimer’s, her passion, dedication, experience and, desire to transform the concept of professional caregiving birthed The Global Caregiver, an organization that provides resources, training and support for professional caregivers and caregiving organizations.
Beverley is the convener of The Global Caregiver Seminars –elite training, empowerment and counseling workshops that educate practicing and budding Caregivers/Caregiving organizations on work standardization and best practices.
She is also the Author of ‘The Beverley Method’, a book that aims to increase awareness about the relevance of professional caregiving as well as, raise the bar in caregiving delivery. Her book is currently one of the top niche best-sellers on Amazon and other leading bookselling platforms
Beverley hopes to increase attention on the importance of professional caregiving by initiating and, lending her voice to conversations around professional caregivers and the impact of their service in the lives of the individuals and their local communities.
Beverley trained as a Registered Mental Health Nurse in the United Kingdom before moving on to continue her education in the United States. Today, she is a nationally certified Psychiatric Technician and, an accredited Caregiver Trainer in the State of California.
Beverley can be described as an avid pet lover as well as, a broad-minded, widely traveled individual with diverse interests in peoples, cultures, and food. When she is not working, she loves to spend time with Nelson, her 3-year old chihuahua and, together, they travel the world.
Training and support to inspire
The Global Caregiver’s was founded to meet the growing need for highly-skilled caregivers in the years to come. As a veteran of human services for nearly three decades, I look at caregivers through an honest but hopeful lens. I do what I do for the love of it. What follows is why I do it the way I do it and comes from my heart.
Dedication to Finding a Better Way
Most of my professional life has centered around caregiving as a mental health, gerontology and hospice nurse in a wide variety of settings – both private and institutional. My experience includes expertise in end of life care, gerontology, Alzheimer’s, developmental disabilities, forensics and more. I’ve seen a lot, learned a lot, and recognized an urgency to find a better way and share it.
I Could See it Because I’ve Lived It
An intimate, first-hand view revealed the disconnect between caregivers and not just their clients, but the institutions and families retaining them. I saw a caregiving need that grows exponentially bigger by the day with no signs of slowing. Happily, I also saw people that inspired me with their commitment to serve others, but overwhelmed, sadly neglected themselves.
Supporting Each Other Helps Us All
Raised and educated in the United Kingdom, I’ve lived, studied and worked around the world, and currently reside in California. I’ve learned important lessons transcending borders. Our differences are dwarfed by the human qualities that bind us together; warmth and a healthy sense of humor are welcomed everywhere by most everyone, and by supporting each other, we’re all stronger for it.
Enhanced Training and Education
As a registered mental health nurse and a nationally certified Psychiatric Technician, I’ve acquired California caregiver training certification with a fierce determination to share it with others. My goal is to create The Global Caregiver, a platform to bring us together, working with people of different cultures around the world to solve the challenges of the profession we share and love.
Service at the Heart of Our Mission
We’ve created a resource-rich platform that connects The Global Caregiver Community. While the work we do is often performed alone, community bringing us together means we’re never all alone. Together, we’ll raise the caregiving profession in the hearts and minds of those that care for others and raise it in the eyes of the families and stakeholders that depends upon us. A win-win-win.
A Vision of a Brighter Future for All
By taking pride in ourselves and what we do, caregivers worldwide can build upon their unique strengths, share resources, and inspire compassion in each other with a renewed sense of optimism and hope for the future. This positions us to enjoy the fruits of life’s greatest reward, creating real value in life by making a difference in the lives of those we serve.
FOUNDER – CEO