Carla was born and raised in Southern California. Her professional background includes work as an Executive Recruiter where she helped many organizations find the right professionals to fulfill their staffing needs. Carla is also a former Real Estate Broker. Realizing education is the cornerstone of a good career, and inspired by the aging population, she chose to complete her degree in Health Service Management and just recently received her degree Bachelor of Science degree. Carla plans to use her new knowledge to enhance her role as a Senior Living Advisor.
What I'm passionate about:
Living and Loving!
Anything with flavor and never raw onions!
"Hear the meaning within the word."-William Shakespeare
"The secret of many a man's success in the world resides in his insight into the moods of men and his tact in dealing with them."-J. G. Holland
"Charity, good behaviour, amiable speech, unselfishness — these by the chief sage have been declared the elements of popularity."-Burmese Proverb
"Kind words are the music of the world."-F. W. Faber
A Note From Carla
"I have elderly parents and I acknowledge that I will eventually have to find appropriate care for them. It is this first-hand knowledge that will allow me to undertake the position of Senior Living Advisor with passion and empathy."
"Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregivers" by Joan Lunden and Amy Newmark - 101 Stories of Love, Sacrifice, and Bonding
“What's Happening to Grandpa?” by Maria Shriver – A children’s book that helps to share what is a grandparent is going through.
“Alzheimer’s from the Inside Out” by Richard Taylor – personal essays by a retired psychologist diagnosed with dementia. Very insightful.
“Still Alice” by Lisa Genova – a novel giving a moving and vivid description of life with early onset Alzheimer’s.
“Jan’s Story” by Barry Peterson – Acclaimed CBS New Correspondent writes about losing his wife to Alzheimer’s and the struggle of being her primary caregiver.
Reviews and Testimonials
You've been more than a great help to me and my family, especially my mom. As you know I agonized over placing my mom in an assisted living facility, in fact, I fought the whole idea of it until I had no other choice. Mom did pretty good living with me for 2 years then living with my brother for a year although she is now into the moderate stage of Alzheimer's disease. My emotions were almost a hindrance to me to make the best decision for my mom as I wanted more than anything to protect her but the situation was out of my control.
You introduced me to the folks at Emeritus at Villa Colima in Walnut, CA and what a blessing that was! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. We moved my mom in about a month ago and she went from being sad and depressed to open and happy once again. She is making friends and participating in all the activities and she even loves the food! She is gaining weight after a pretty big weight loss and believe me, she is a tiny woman who can't afford to lose weight.
We all love you and A Place for Mom!!
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