Our days are filled with important duties and routines. Yet human connection takes precedence over the necessities of our job descriptions every time. You are why we're here.
We bring varied backgrounds and skills to our roles, but we are all here to love and support you.
Charles has his Certified Executive for Assisted Living (CEAL) from the Education Foundation of the Ohio Health Care Association (EFOHCA) and the National Association of Long-term Care Administrator Boards (NAB). He has more than 30 years experience supporting adults with Developmental Disabilities in private, state, county and non-profit organizations. Charles also focuses his ongoing development on person-centered planning, engagement, diversity, adaptive equipment and behavioral management.
"I have always been interested in being of service to more vulnerable populations, and I love making a small difference every day for residents and our team. I often coach department heads and all staff members on finding ways to say yes to our residents. We use critical thinking and creativity to engage and care for people, no matter the circumstance. We are problem-solvers who have empathy and concern for everyone, and we always find ways to laugh together throughout the day. We are working for you, in your home and the home of your family members, and it is our pleasure to serve you."
Charles was born in Albany, NY and grew up in Albany and Schenectady. He has two siblings who live in New York and New Hampshire and his mother turns 90 this year. Charles moved to Ohio to be with someone special in 1987, enjoys the area for its cost of living and centralized location and lives close to the Beavercreek community.
Julie is a graduate of UCLA and Santa Monica College and is a Certified Dementia Practitioner. She has worked in senior living for 12 years, eight in a retirement community, two in hospice care and two in a senior care consulting firm.
"I returned to the Dayton area when my mother was diagnosed with a cognitive impairment, and she needed assistance. I left the Los Angeles area and moved in with her as caregiver. This was a huge role reversal, but also an honor to provide the same kind of loving care she provided me when I was young. I truly have a heart for seniors. My mother helped to deepen my resolve that every senior I encounter is treated with the utmost respect and dignity."
Julie is the mother of three adult children, two rescued cats and a rescued dog.
Angie's mom was in a nursing facility when she lost her in 2002, and she never imagined she would work in one herself.
"I didn't think I'd step foot in this environment again, but I felt welcome and at home the instant I came inside. We see each other at our best and worst here, like a family. And the appreciation our residents have for the little things amazes me, like when we help to get their iPad working so they can play their favorite game or they have another outstanding meal prepared in the kitchen. Getting and giving hugs is the biggest bonus."
Angie and her husband, Brian Thomas, have been married for more than 20 years and have five children (Brooke, Doug, twins Emily and Evan and Carly), two granddaughters (Gabby and Lilly) and two bonus granddaughters (Addy and Ally).