In this role at Grace Pointe, Catherine is responsible for working one on one with residents developing care plans. She also manages the caregivers who work in memory care and provides ongoing training. Catherine is a valuable resource for families and loved ones of residents and educates others on dementia and best practices for caregiving throughout residents’ journeys.
“I’ve been in Greeley for 15 years and have always been impressed with Grace Pointe’s fantastic reputation,” Catherine said. “It was incredibly important to me to join a team with strong leadership and an integrated approach to caregiving. When I saw the position become available it was one of those meant-to-be moments for me, especially knowing the impeccable level of care Grace Pointe provides.”
In her role as Memory Care Coordinator, Catherine joins us with 10 years of experience in the senior care industry, she also brings a unique and personal understanding of dementia. For 10 years, she assisted her father during his journey through Alzheimer’s. Today, that deeply personal experience empowers her within the memory care role—she is passionate about helping and educating families and loved ones about memory care, noting she and her mother greatly needed those resources during her father’s journey.
“At Grace Pointe, we always seek out team members who are able to contribute positively to our mission of serving others,” said Shareen Anderson, Executive Director of Grace Pointe. “We’re fortunate to have Catherine join in our commitment to serving others through what we call the Three C’s: Community, Connectedness, and Comfort. Her invaluable perspective and extensive experience in senior care will make a positive impact for our residents and families.”
Catherine’s personal experiences led her back to school to pursue post-secondary education in gerontology in her 30s. While in school, she took a job as a caregiver and has continued her career in senior care to fulfill her passion for working with the senior population. “I hope to continue to make a difference in peoples’ lives and bring a smile to their faces by providing the high level of care I wanted for my own father,” Catherine said.