Memory Care America - September 2019

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SEPTEMBER 2019

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LINDA CARRASCO AND VIVIAN WIDEMAN MOVE INTO NEW ROLES AT MEMORY CARE AMERICA A Career of Blessings fter decades in elder and memory care, I’ve seen the big strides our

field has made. Care facilities are no longer places where

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families simply bring their loved ones to live out the remainder of their days. There’s no fear of what’s behind those “double doors” in many facilities, and instead, organizations like Memory Care America have created communities that focus on care for families and older adults

struggling with the effects of dementia.

I t takes a village to care for someone with memory loss , and at M emory C are A merica , we can offer that village — and then some .

We use evidence-based practices and goals to improve the quality of life for each of our residents and their families.

I’m also proud to announce that my colleague and friend, Vivian Wideman, has accepted the position as our Regional Executive Director. I have known Vivian since her first day with Memory Care America, and I know she is going to bring vast knowledge

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It’s been tremendous to be at the forefront of this

and experience to her new role. She is just as eager to see our organization grow. Best of all, she is one of our families’ biggest supporters. Anyone who knows Vivian knows she will always do what she can to help our residents and their families thrive. At Memory Care America, we're looking at new advancements and offerings that will provide those we serve with the best care possible, and it’s pretty incredible to see the direction we are continuously going in. Every day, we continue to meet our residents and their families where they are at, and I feel incredibly lucky to be part of this. I’m proud to work for your family, and to be given an opportunity like this is just one more blessing in a career filled with blessings.

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change. Like I’ve said before, I truly believe God put me on this earth to care for older adults, and I

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feel so blessed to be part of this work. And I don’t plan to stop my work anytime soon.

This August, I accepted a promotion with Memory Care America, and I am now the organization’s Chief Operating Officer. I can feel the growth in our communities, and I’m excited to continue helping this company stay ahead of the game when it comes to working with those who are fighting memory loss. This is done by offering community education programs, providing a safe place for caregivers to seek support, and inviting the community to meet with and even dine with our dementia patients and their families. It takes a village to care for someone with memory loss, and at Memory Care America, we can offer that village — and then some.

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—Linda Carrasco

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