Geriatric Care Manager
Kathryn has always found joy and fulfillment in helping others. After receiving her B.S. degree in Child & Family Development from the University of Georgia, she spent 7 years as a legal secretary for a small law firm specializing in estate planning and nonprofit law. Craving the opportunity to have a more meaningful impact on others, she left the law firm and began her career in senior living. It did not take long for Kathryn to discover she had found her calling.
Serving in sales and marketing as a Community Relations Director for over 16 years, Kathryn fell in love with the seniors and their loved ones. She most recently spent over 10 years in the same community. From the initial meeting with seniors and their families, and throughout their stay within the community, Kathryn fulfilled not only her position duties but also became a confidante, resource connector, counselor, educator, and advocate. She loves to assist others in navigating the aging journey with knowledge and empathy. When her grandfather suffered a stroke in the home, she helped her family with the selection of a sub-acute rehab facility, permanent placement in an assisted living community, and hospice care coordination at end-of-life. Years later, her grandmother, who was living with Parkinson’s Disease, became a resident in Kathryn’s community for several years. Having been on all sides of the table, Kathryn has gained knowledge of the various challenges seniors and their families face on a daily basis.
Kathryn has voluntarily sought additional educational opportunities and training, wanting to become the best resource possible. She is a Certified Eden Associate and a Certified Dementia Practitioner. She has also been trained as a Support Group Facilitator through the Alzheimer’s Association and has coordinated and led several Caregiver support groups. She helped establish and now serves as Co-Chair of the Braselton Resource & Advocacy Group, a consortium of local professionals seeking to make a positive impact on the senior community-at-large by providing resources and education. She enjoys presenting to the general public on a variety of aging topics such as appropriate senior living options, dementia support, best practices for making sure financial and medical wishes are honored, and available community resources.
Kathryn’s desire is to take her experience, training and God-given purpose and use it to the benefit of others. She is passionate about understanding each unique situation to support the preferences and hopes every person holds as they age, and advocating for their best care outcome and quality of life.
Kathryn loves spending time with family and friends and, when he is willing, her teenage son. She values her faith and seeks volunteer opportunites through her church. She has soft spot for animals and currently has 2 cats and a dog. She enjoys traveling, being outdoors in the sun, live music and winning at darts.