I have 15 years' experience in social work, mental health and nursing specializing in gerontology and disabilities plus 15 more years private practice in wellness education, counseling and hypnotherapy. Have given classes and sessions to seniors in stress management and self-hypnosis, emotional and physical healing, meditation and energy medicine, massage and stretching, creative movement and drama and therapeutic arts and crafts.
Have done many in-home and private care assignments, including with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, MS and Hospice. Knowledgeable in nutrition, supplements, natural remedies, fitness and was licensed in massage therapy for 10 years as well as have a degree in social work and as a vocational nurse. Many of the holistic healing and support techniques I know would be an added bonus to the care provided in the home. I've also been a professional pet and house sitter and house cleaner, so very responsible and organized in that department, and knowledgeable about plants and pets.
I've always loved seniors and have no living parents or grandparents so miss the presence of elders in my life. I'm naturally a very compassionate, nurturing person and feel strongly that we as a culture don't respect our elders and appreciate them for the wisdom they have acquired and the lessons they have to share.