Aging & Disability Care Consultant and Medical Speech Language Pathologist
Free 15 min Intro Call
Years of Experience
In-Person & Virtual Support Available
I have worked in all care settings from "acute care"/hospital, inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing, long term/residential care to home/community and end of life. I have also actively supported family and friends through a life changing medical event or diagnosis, including end of life. I have the education, training and personal care experiences to understand the immediate needs and to anticipate different perspectives and outcomes.
I take a "person centered" approach, with collaboration and communication between all members of the patient/client's "team". I seek to understand your unique situation and find the resources that will give you the best possible outcome. No two people, diagnosis, or situation are ever the same.
In our first call, we will discuss your unique situation, anticipated needs, goals, a time frame and location/s of services. I will be honest about whether I think I can help you. You can decide then or at a later date, if I am the right person to support your situation. I will send you my service contract, a release of information to sign and the projected hours or retainer to start. We will initially communicate only through the SOLACE application.
Neurology (Brain, Nerve & Spinal Cord)
Private Practice, OR Dept of Vocational Rehab (OVRS) and Nike
Oregon and Italy
Hired by guardians, conservators, Nike HR dpt, OVRS as well as private individuals to advise, train, support those recovering from brain injury or other neurologic conditions (and their employer, family, caregivers and other team members).
Providence Elderplace (A PACE Program, Program of All inclusive Care for the Elderly) in Beaverton, Oregon. Served the PACE members and educated/trained/consulted w caregivers re: swallowing, cognitive and/or communication concerns wherever reside
University of Washington
MS in Speech and Hearing Sciences
1988 - 1991
University of Oregon
BS in Sociology
1981 - 1985
Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS)
Certificate of Clinical Competence of Speech Pathology (CCC)
Certified Aging Life Care Manager (ALCA)