|Region:||Portland Metro Area|
|Company:||Senior Helpers of Portland|
Kelli served as a local expert in the 2013 Best Senior Living Communities awards program in Portland, OR.
I am a native Oregonian and have lived here my entire life. My mom was diagnosed with Diabetes and every complication associated with this awful disease. As a result, I acted as her primary caregiver, and it was through that journey I realized that there were many other individuals and families in the same situation.
As a family, we worked together to provide the best care possible. Communication with multiple physicians, family members, friends and other members of the care team became a full-time job. I quickly realized that we could use some support. In and out of skilled nursing homes, home health, in-home care and eventually hospice were just some of the stops along the way. Our in-home care supports proved to be so important. It allowed us the opportunity to step out of the role as care partners and back to the role of daughters and sons.
It was that revelation that led me to Senior Helpers and the world of in-home care. Senior Helpers is a leading in-home care provider specializing in Alzheimer's and Dementia care. Together with our partner Teepa Snow, we have an amazing program called Senior Gems. It is our feeling that all of our clients are gems regardless of the aging process. We focus on what our clients can do rather than focusing on what may be lost or more difficult. We proudly serve the Portland Metropolitan area.