While pursuing her bachelor's degree in health care administration, her focus was on biological aging. For over a decade, Vanessa has been dedicated to serving seniors while working in assisted living as director of therapeutic recreation and director of Alzheimer's and dementia living programs. She thoroughly understands the diverse needs of seniors and is well equipped to guide you through the process of finding the ideal community to fit you or your loved one's lifestyle, needs, and desires.
What I'm passionate about:
family, helping seniors, entertaining, cooking, singing and playing piano.
Diana Pelella's eggplant parmigiana mussels and clams Grandma's homemade apple pie
"Enjoy the little things for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things." -Robert Brault
A Note From Vanessa
"Sharing my passion for seniors is extremely rewarding. Providing each individual with dignity, joy, purpose, and providing their families with encouragement and support is gratifying. As a Senior Living Advisor, I have the opportunity to assist families by utilizing my experience in the senior living field, and by sharing my wisdom and knowledge. I want to find the best option for your family."
- The 36 Hour Day by Nancy Mace
- The Mayo Clinic Guide to Alzheimer's Disease
- Chicken Soup for the Soul-Family Caregivers Edition by Joan Lunden and Amy Newmark
Reviews and Testimonials
"Vanessa, Thank you for your help. You have a great combination of knowledge and compassion."
"Thank you for your quick response & information. I called the VA aid/attendance & they are sending me the info. Thank you Vanessa!"
"I won't ever forget how you and your organization helped me in my time of need. I thought I would lose my mind before placing dad in a facility; my freedom is back and my life is more peaceful now, knowing that he's getting the care that I no longer could give him on my own. I don't know how I'll ever be able to repay you for your expertise and compassion in this venture. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart!"
Jeff and I want to thank you for all you've done to help us with my father-in-law's situation Vanessa.
I also wanted to share with you that I have recommended A Place for Mom to family and many of my friends telling them of the support we received ongoing over this seemingly long period of time from you. You kept us on track, gave us so much encouragement, and provided documentation and tips on how to talk to Dad. All of this proved to be very helpful to us in making a decision.
Thank you for all you did for us!
Jo and Jeff
My brother took our Mom in for an assessment at Birchwood last Thursday and put a deposit down on a double room for her. We've already given Oyster Bay Manor a 30 day notice that she's leaving. So far, so good. Thank you for all of your amazing help, you've really been so pivotal in educating my entire family about senior care. Aging parents is becoming a frequent topic among my friends and I am always quoting you!
I'll keep you posted on how the move goes.
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