“I Have Well-Developed Skills That Greatly Benefit Our Clients.”
Mary joined Senior Living Alternatives in 2012 as a Senior Care Coordinator.
Prior to that time, she worked for several years as a Community Liaison with the highly-regarded Visiting Nurse Association® in Palm Desert. This experience proved to be invaluable to Mary’s clients as she developed a thorough knowledge of the senior healthcare field.
She found it challenging and invigorating to help seniors and their families navigate through our complex healthcare system and guide them to appropriate decisions about home health, palliative, and hospice care.
Another reason Mary was able to provide top-notch healthcare decisions for seniors was because of her highly-developed skills in effectively collaborating with doctors, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living communities, veterans affairs offices, and many other resources dedicated to helping seniors.
So when the opportunity to join Senior Living Alternatives presented itself in 2012, Mary decided that her passion in life was going to focus on helping seniors find a secure and comfortable place to live when they cannot live alone anymore and need to change their housing.
Later on, in 2017, the original founder of Senior Living Alternatives decided to pursue another career path, and Mary became the owner of the company.
“Families Know They Can Trust Me Because I Am Honest And Genuine.”
Mary’s compassion for seniors and understanding their housing needs also grew from the fact she was a caregiver for her own mother during the last six years of her mother’s life. Together they went through the daunting experience of trying to find care and resources for her mother.
When the time came for Mary to move her mother out of her home and into an Assisted Living facility, it was an extremely emotional experience. Fortunately, Mary relied on her professional expertise and that was a great help in choosing the right facility for her Mom.
Unfortunately, most people in the same situation do not have Mary’s expertise and consequently have a very difficult time finding a satisfactory housing situation.
So to make sure her clients can find appropriate housing, Mary carefully assesses all their physical and emotional needs, concerns and preferences. Once she does that, she recommends facilities that will provide the appropriate levels of care, whether it is for Independent Living, Assisted Senior Housing, Memory Care or In-Home Care.
Mary considers that she has found her ultimate “calling” in helping seniors and their families make one of the most important decisions of their lives.
Her professional experience also includes working as an Admission Counselor at The Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, as a Riverside County Liaison to the California State Childcare Program, and as a clinical Therapeutic Behavioral Specialist in Riverside County.
Mary attended California State University, San Bernardino where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Development.