Community Relations Director
North Snohomish County
I always knew I wanted to help others in whatever career path I embarked on. I found that one can help others medically, physically, mentally, financially, spiritually, or emotionally. Being a community relations director for CarePartners is the best way that I have found to be able to help others with each and every one of those six aspects. Our company’s communities provide for our residents’ health, get them the activities they need to stay active and alert, we make a promise to them that they can spend down to Medicaid, and provide access to spirituality and socialization. Through building relationships in the field and with families, I am able to introduce them to our communities and find a fit for their patients and loved ones.
Knowing that my embrace, listening ear, words of encouragement, or my smile can help lift another’s spirit in some small way is what gets me up in the morning and why I love this line of work. Knowing that I represent a company which will stand behind their word and take care of so many aspects of the lives of the seniors we are entrusting the care to is why I love doing this line of work for CarePartners Management Group.
South Regional Director of Sales and Marketing
Pierce and Thurston County
I have been asked many times in my career, “How do you do this every day? It must be depressing doing your job seeing seniors and their families frustrated and anxious about what to do next when a family member needs care or help.” My answers to them is that I love what I do. I meet some of the most amazing individuals and their families who are just looking for the best solution to their problems. I can help them.
It is a journey that I am very familiar with both professionally and personally. No one wakes up in the morning and starts their day with a list of things to do – grocery shopping, pick up dry cleaning, take the dog to groomer, shop for retirement/ assisted living/ dementia care, manicure, plans for Super Bowl Party. We all envision ourselves being healthy, active and living in our homes until we die.
One day we notice that things that we have done for years are becoming increasingly hard. We don’t have the energy to do everything, and our spouse is having the same difficulties. As an adult child, you notice that your parents are calling more for help, and you are feeling guilty because you just don’t have the time to spend with them to help them with all their needs. You and your siblings all work and have families yourselves. There just are not enough hours in the day to meet all the obligations and needs for you and your parents.
What do you do? Where do you start? Who can help me and are there others who are struggling with this same situation?
The good news is that you are on the right track in educating yourself as to what is available. Let me help you on your journey. I know that I can provide you with the necessary resources and assistance.
North Regional Director of Sales and Marketing
South Snohomish and King County
I was asked, “Why do you do this job every day”? My answer in short, because I love what I do!
I have had the privilege of working in the senior care industry for over thirteen years. I have held several positions, most recently in sales and marketing, but regardless of the job what never changes is the love, laughter, compassion and care I share with our residents. That is the heart and soul of what I do! Add that I totally respect and believe in the CarePartners philosophy of caring for seniors and you have the perfect combination for success.
It can be challenging for both seniors and their families when faced with a major life transition. This life change can oftentimes be overwhelming and sometimes frightening. Being able to offer folks beautiful communities complete with loving, dedicated staff is awesome, and my getting to lend a helping hand to ensure a smooth transition is both rewarding and fun! I enjoy getting to know my clients personally, understanding that each one has a unique life story to share. Listening to their stories and concerns enables me to truly understand each seniors goal for moving forward into a community, knowing they will not only be safe, comfortable, and cared for, but will thrive as well. This allows me to go home each night feeling really good about my day’s work!
|The Last Revitalize U Breakfast. With the Revitalize U Co-Chairs
Kelley R. Smith
Corporate Director of Sales & Marketing
Revitalize U Founder and Co-Chair
Marysville to Lacey!
You have to love what you do. And when you finally find a company that has your beliefs and your ethics…its a marriage made in Heaven! I’m proud to have 12 different solutions to help families that need Assisted Living and memory care. I love my teams and the caring, wonderful staff we work with every day.
CarePartners is HOME…
“To love someone is to learn their song and sing it to them when they have forgotten”