~Social Adult Day Program (SADP) and Family Type Home (FTH) Program Coordinator~
My Mother will tell you a story about when I was in Nursery School, how I helped one of the boys that attended with me. Every day he would come in and sit alone and cry, I would stop what I was doing and go sit with him until he calmed down and would get him to join in on the fun. She says ever since then I have been caring for others.
My classmates, my friends, my family, and my extended work family. In every role I have played in my healthcare career I see my residents and participants as a family and treat them the way I would my own. I believe in a person-centered care approach to planning and implementing programs. Adapting to each participant’s needs and strengths, their likes and dislikes, allows everyone to have fun and benefit from the activities.
My Grandmother was my best friend growing up. She taught me lots of different things and took me along to her Home Bureau meetings. I have been crafting since I could hold a needle and a paintbrush. I hold an A.A.S degree in Teacher Education. I am always learning new skills to improve myself and to be able to offer more options in the program.
I have held several positions with TLFC over the years, starting as a PCA, then coming into the office as Scheduling Coordinator and now as the Family Type Home and Adult Day Program Coordinator. Being the Program Coordinator allows me to combine my creative passions with my purpose to care for others.