South Regional Director of Sales and Marketing
The Cottages at University Place
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.