Different from nursing care, Acorn Elder Care provides companions and caregivers for seniors who live independently, but may need additional support to maintain an enjoyable and healthy lifestyle.
Spending a few hours in the company of a pleasant, friendly, and helpful caregiver can make an enormous difference in an aging person’s quality of life. Just as important, family members can feel confident knowing that their mother, father, grandparent, aunt, uncle, brother, or sister is not lonely, but well-taken care of between family visits.
With deep roots in the Martin and Saint Lucie County areas, Denise Dublin began her career as a professional nurse working at Martin Memorial Hospital (now Cleveland Clinic). She continued her career in-home health care, including at a Medicare-certified home health agency, Treasure Coast Hospice, and finally in the private duty home care for the past 17 years.
Over the years, Denise has served on numerous volunteer committees and boards, including the American Heart Ball and American Lung Association committees, and the boards of Molly’s House (three years) and South East Florida Honor Flights (four years).
Denise’s experience and compassion for the elderly and people with disabilities gives her great insight into being able to recommend the best course of action in optimizing the client’s quality of life.
In addition to her love of boating, traveling, and outside activities, Denise enjoys spending time with her husband, adult children and their spouses, and her four beautiful grandchildren.
Marlene McClure-Allen has lived on the Treasure Coast since 2001. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from New York Empire State University.
After a successful career in the restaurant business, Marlene found another passion in health care. She joined Acorn Elder Care in 2008 as the general manager and manages the office and business administration. But most importantly, she gets the opportunity to do what she loves best, interacting with clients and caregivers.
Marlene and her husband are active members at First Community Church of God in Port St. Lucie. She is very involved in the church ministry and church hospitality functions.
Marlene is an avid reader and loves to travel, garden, cook, and bake.
Throughout her career and life, Marlene explains, “I enjoy feeding the body and soul of people!”
The heart and soul of Acorn Elder Care is our incredible team of companions and caregivers. We provide caregivers who are dependable, honest, and trustworthy.
Our qualified caregivers undergo extensive screening, including thorough background checks and in-depth interviews.
We pride ourselves on the high quality of our caregiving staff. Just don’t take our word for it – read what our families have to say about our Acorn Elder Care companions.
To be a caregiver requires the ability to give totally of yourself – your energy, love, care, and compassion.
Caregivers help perform some of the daily tasks essential to a senior living an independent and high-quality life.
As a companion and caregiver, you will provide non-medical care to a senior in their home or a facility. While working at Acorn Elder Care, expect to become part of a family while growing your skills and career.
We ask that all applicants provide the information of the three most recent employers and three personal references. Additionally, caregivers are required to drive and have a valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance.
Acorn Elder Care requires all caregivers to undergo Level 2 fingerprint background screening and provide mandatory Professional Liability Insurance.