After receiving an MBA in Marketing, I worked in the corporate world for several years before becoming a stay at home mom. When my mother-in-law became ill, my family didn’t know what to do—we didn’t know what options were available to us. I was driven by that experience to study aging, earning a Master of Science Gerontology.
I’ve since had experience as a Geriatric Care Manager for an in-home care company, also at a dementia care facility (doing cognitive assessments of residents), and then at a long-term care facility (advocating for residents’ rights) before founding Aging Transitions in 2013.
My job is to anticipate questions and concerns of family members with aging relatives, locate community resources and provide appropriate options for other services myclients may need. It can be challenging for families to negotiate the new circumstances encountered when an older loved one needs care. I provide education and strategies for handling those situations.