Homemaker/Companion Caregiver, ICLS Caregiver, ILS Trainer
Mary joins the Compassionate Home Care team with experience working with relatives. Specifically, Mary’s experience working with seniors has been strictly volunteer. She was lucky enough to care for her amazing mom, allowing her mother to remain in her home until she was 94. Mary shopped for her, helped her to bathe, took her to the casino, and coordinated some great community-based home health care services for her. Mary also did some Meals on Wheels volunteering before her mom needed me to devote my non-work time to her. Mary recently retired, and while her career was challenging and rewarding, it was not directly related to her social work degree. Mary believes senior citizens have tons of wisdom and experience to share, if people only took the time to listen. Mary loves making people laugh and smile, and playing cards, dominoes, and other table games is so much fun! Mary was raised to treat others the way she would like to be treated, and she carries that premise through her daily life. Mary treats people with respect and compassion, and her work ethic is a great fit. Mary considers herself to be reliable, trustworthy, and hard working. Mary has been married for 37 years, and she is blessed with two sons. This summer, her oldest son and his wife adopted an amazing baby boy. Mary also volunteers at Children’s hospital rocking babies. The women in Mary’s family get together monthly to play Canasta, a card game. Mary feels blessed to have a group of friends from elementary school, and all of her friends are nearly all retired now, so together they plan little day trips whenever they can; they try to pick new places to visit. Mary has also been known to visit the casino now and then. As far as favorite movies, there are so many movies from which to select, but Mary would say her favorite is Young Frankenstein; she found it to be hysterical. Mary also loves watching Game of Thrones. Mary loves to spoil her dogs when she is home with them. She is very excited to start this new venture; she is excited to work in a position where she can make a difference in someone’s life, and even though it may sound cliche, it is real for her.