Beside you every step of the way:
You will experience kindness and grace with our 1:1 professional service through each step of your journey. There is uncertainty around every corner. It is essential you are cared for and supported through your loved one’s time at home, the hospital, rehabilitation, the nursing facility, and/or hospice care.
Providing insight and education:
You will become knowledgeable and able to confidently manage the challenges of the aging journey with your loved one. You will use this understanding and wisdom to advocate on his/her behalf, as well as, create and implement a solution. These steps will promote peace of mind for you and balance your responsibilities.
It is important to be aware of your loved one’s wishes, conditions, preferences, and rights. There may be a time your loved one will need you to ask questions, solve problems, speak for, and make decisions on his/her behalf. If seniors do not have an advocate, he/she may not receive the care, compassion, and respect needed to live a quality life, which can lead to depression, anxiety, lack of interest, medical complications, and potentially early death.
Connecting you to Professional and Community Resources:
I am your “boots on the ground partner” who will connect you directly with professionals and service providers available to care for your loved one, allowing you to concentrate on other responsibilities. These professionals will be briefed on your loved one’s needs and ready for discussions with you. You will be able to make informed decisions which will be best suited for your family.
How do I keep my loved one safe?
You will be introduced to the obstacles and unsafe situations which place your loved one at risk for falls and injuries. Being aware of the potential dangers will allow you to prevent and/or minimize injuries to your loved one when he/she is inside the home, outside the home, and in the community.
What is best? A senior living facility or staying at home?
From our discussions you will recognize and understand what is occurring with your loved one, what specific help is needed, and who provides those services. We will discuss the pros and cons of your loved one remaining at home with help verses in a senior living facility with care. Having this comprehensive understanding, you be able to make the best decision with your loved one.
What financial resources are available?
A crucial component of your loved one’s care is understanding the resources which pay for help and assistance. We will review the different financial resources available to your loved one.
Dedicated and Trusted Partnership:
You will have comfort in knowing I represent only you and your family. My services are paid by you, my client(s). There is no endorsement by a third party. Therefore, professional relationships and solutions are based on your preference on what is best for your family. I am grateful to be your trusted partner.
Do you want to know a secret? Aging Seniors weren’t always this age. Can you believe they fought in wars, got married, raised families, served at church, went on vacation, paid taxes, ran businesses, and traveled? They also lived through all the hardships life deals along the way. So this is why I do what I do. My purpose and passion are to ensure families of seniors positively experience this time with their aging loved one, while creating balance in their responsibilities and peace in their hearts.
As a physical therapist, nursing home administrator, and executive director in senior living for over 35 years, I spend my days listening, supporting, and educating families of seniors to assure they are heard & understood.
Then we find solutions on behalf of their aging loved one by connecting the families with the resources to provide the services the senior needs.
What most people don’t know about me is I am a home body & a sports nut. I love to watch sports in person or on TV, either is fun for me. I cheer and yell for the underdog every time, even if I don’t know the player’s names. I met my husband when I agreed to bowl in a couple’s league. Who knew you could find an awesome electrical sales engineer in a bowling alley?
Little note: the last time my husband and I bowled in a league together, I had a higher end of the season average of 204 and his was 202. It may only be 2 pins more, but it goes in the “bragging” column.
I welcome the privilege of serving families and seniors with an aspect of life few people know about. The aging journey is challenging with lots of unknowns; but, it is also full of love and grace. We just need to stop to enjoy it.