After goofing around for my first three decades I met Montserrat and married her 1990. We've raised two daughters on a small farm here in western Massachusetts with goats, ducks, chickens and some house pets as well. I found my calling; service work, and became a registered nurse. In 2004 I became the owner/administrator of Collective Home Care with over a hundred caregivers providing thousands of hours every week to hundreds of elders, and individuals who require some assistance to live at home. Both our daughters are pursuing their college education and recently we were amazed as our oldest daughter brought the next generation into our home; a beautiful baby girl.
Areas of Expertise
Home Health Care, Geriatric Health Care, Organizational Management
An idea worth spreading
As we see over 10,000 people turn 65 years old everyday and the elderly population grows there will also be a growing need for compassionate, professional home health aides to assist this population who will want to live in their own home. Compassion, because to provide service to another, to be present, compassion must be central to your service work. Professional, because with shorter hospital stays, quicker rehabilitation, and Medicare shortening compensation for Visiting Nurses we are seeing a much more medically compromised elder in the home. Therefore regulation for the industry, standards of care aimed at following best practices and compensation necessary to provide a living wage for those who choose to do this difficult work will be vital for this country to be able to care for our elders over the next two decades.
I'm passionate about
Healthcare for all (single payer system), be better stewards of the planet, make changes in my life and advocate for others to do the same to reduce greenhouse gases, provide service to others.
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People don't know I'm good at
Milking a goat.
My TED story
is still in development...