Our interest in the senior care area is a direct result of participating in the care of our elderly family members. Kathy’s mother lost her long battle with cancer in 2008 while Kathy was by her side as a confidant, a daughter and a friend. Misfortune struck again in 2009 where Kathy’s father was diagnosed with a kidney disease, spiraling him into kidney failure. Within that same year Kathy was a match and became the kidney donor to her who father, who now passionately lives a full and healthy life. Kathy’s maternal grandmother passed away at age 98 and lived in her own home until she was 94. Kathy was directly involved in the decision to move her to an assisted living situation and if home care services were available then the move would have been postponed even longer. Kathy’s paternal grandmother is 92 and is now starting to reach the point of needing some help and company during the day. Rich’s dad is 87 and would have been a great candidate as an employee a few years ago and is now an occasional recipient of some companion care from Seniors Helping Seniors. It is ideal for him as he wants no part of being babied but does miss companionship from his peer group that he lost when he moved to North Carolina. We are passionate about helping families with the challenges they face when providing care for a loved one.
Kathy is a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) who is active in several other senior related organizations, including Alzheimer’s State Champion program, Friends of the Northern Wake Senior Center board member, Ambassador for the Rolesville Chamber of Commerce, Aging Life Care Association (ALCA), Health Affairs Round Table (HART), and Senior Information Networking Group (SING).