In both California and Arizona I have held Real Estate licenses. While working in the Real Estate field, I was in Sales and also a Corporate Escrow Coordinator.
After I retired from the corporate world, I started a custom jewelry design business that is my pride and joy 17 years later. I still love to start from scratch and finish with a beautiful piece of jewelry.
While attending a family reunion in Idaho, I realized something was dreadfully wrong with my father. He was not acting like himself at all and the other family members noticed the difference too. I started taking notes, asking questions, and observing. I ended up doing an
intervention in the middle of the reunion. We were all in RV's with pets and a lot of personal belongings. We ended up flying home to southern California. I am still grateful for all the family and friends that helped me that day! That was the beginning of my caregiving journey.
I cared for my parents until they passed away in 2016, 10 days apart. That intervention was in
2004. I figure I had done something right over the years! I am an only child and I had to
figure this caregiving job out by myself. When I took my parents to their doctor appointments,
I always wondered how many other caregivers were on the same journey. Are they reinventing
the wheel too?
I feel that caring for my parents has used all of my business and personal skills. So, I started Tucson Elder Care 101, LLC to share my knowledge with you.