What does it take to be a leader? At what point is one an expert? When are the qualities enough for one to become a specialist? I really do not think there are answers to these questions so I am deeming myself a leader, an expert in my field and a specialist in optimal aging and aging well in place.
I now have over 20 years of experience working with aging adults in many capacities. I have spiritually walked the journey with many, I have emotionally and mentally supported congregations of people, and now I have over three years of hands on caregiving.
I am your 'person' in whatever capacity you seek to employ me. I can help as you age or serve others who are aging. Let me work with you.
Here are just some of the credentials which give merit to my claim:
Conestoga College, Kitchener, ON
LEADERSHIP IN LONG-TERM CARE & RETIREMENT LIVING (in progress)
Masters of Divinity, Emmanuel College
BA Hons., Laurentian University
CERTIFICATE IN GERONTOLOGY, Laurentian University, 2009
Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA) Regulatory Training
Assistance with Feeding, Violence in the Workplace, Assistance with Dressing
Assistance with Personal Hygiene, Assistance with Ambulation
OHSA, WHMIS, Assistance with Bathing, Continence Care, Administration of Packaged Medications
Extensive training and experience in End of Life Care (Hospice), First Aid & CPR, CPI
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, Anxiety Practical Intervention Strategies
Gentle Persuasive Approaches in Dementia Care (GPA)