Ellen’s grandparents were her guideposts in developing her interest in the field of Aging. Keeping choice, independence, dignity and person-centered care is in the forefront of working with her clients.
Ellen is a specialist in the field of Aging. She has a degree from the University of Wisconsin and a certificate in Gerontology. She specialized in Senior Housing.
Ellen has spent her 30-year career working with seniors (and their families,) as they age and move thru the continuum of living independently in their homes all the way through to nursing home and hospice care. She is well versed in the various housing options and helping families find the right fit.
As a Dementia Specialist, Ellen shares her Dementia knowledge with families and care staff through The Virtual Dementia Tour® and other innovative methods.
Photography and gardening are her areas of passion and where she goes to relax in the beauty she creates.
Ellen is a Virtual Dementia Tour® – Specialized Certified Trainer, (VDT® -SCT) Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer (CADDCT), Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) and an active member of the Association of Senior Service Providers – DuPage County, and Continuity of Care .
CDP – Certified Dementia Practitioner
CADDCT – Certified Alzheimer’s Disease & Dementia Care Trainer
CDCM® – Certified Dementia Care Manager
VDT®-SCT – Virtual Dementia Tour Experience – Specialized Certified Trainer
MUSIC & MEMORY® Certified