Director, The Memory Care Center
Why do you do the work you do?
To make a difference for the elderly in our community. I am firm believer that what I do benefits the lives of those we serve and provides each person with opportunities to be engaged and included while also fulfilling their social and physical needs.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
Interacting with those we serve. Everyone comes from different walks of life and has their own unique story and my work allows me the privilege of learning about each person we serve and how we can best provide a person-centered approach to care for each individual.
Why is the type of work you do so important?
It gives people who are living with Alzheimer’s or related dementias the opportunity to socialize and interact with others in a safe environment where unmet needs can be met. In addition, it gives caregivers a much needed break from the day-to-day stress of caring for their loved one.
What difference do you feel our service – and your work – makes for those we serve and their loved ones?
I feel that the services we provide at Well-Spring Solutions truly enrich the lives of those who are living with Alzheimer’s or related dementias. We provide a safe environment with friendly professional staff who strive each day to meet and exceed the needs of this evolving population of older adults in our community. Our services allow for individuals who are living with cognitive impairment to continue to have a structured routine and familiarity, which is important for decreasing undesired behaviors, and in return, caregivers are less stressed and able to provide better care to their loved one. Additionally, our program provides opportunities for individuals to socialize and interact with others throughout the day and promotes independence for each person we serve. These needs are essential to each person’s overall health, and I feel good knowing that we can assist in fulfilling these needs.