Executive Director, Memory Care Services
Why do you do the work you do?
I was a long distance support for my parents when my dad was dying of lung cancer. I saw how it was vital for them to reach out for help and support during this time. I also saw the importance of community during grief-filled times. This experience led me to a lifetime of working with caregivers.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
Family members are often exhausted, anxious and doubtful when they first approach Well-Spring Solutions for help. I love that moment when caregivers realize their family member loves being at our Centers and sees firsthand the benefits of our services. Families often tell us they wish they had known about us sooner and they don’t know what they would do without us.
Why is the type of work you do so important?
Taking care of a loved one with dementia is challenging and heartbreaking work. We cannot remove that entire burden from families, but we can carry a part of that burden and walk with them, making sure they feel supported and a part of a greater community.
What difference do you feel our service – and your work – makes for those we serve and their loved ones?
We provide families who are facing the challenges of a diagnosis of dementia with a connection to valuable resources and knowledge, the assurance that they are not alone, and, for those who attend our centers, a sense of purpose.