Congrats to These Certified Caregiving Consultants!

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Congrats to These Certified Caregiving Consultants!

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Congratulations to these students who have successfully completed our Certified Caregiving Consultant™ training program. The following graduates are now, officially, Certified Caregiving Consultants™:

Julie Adducci
Julie M Adduci, LNHA, CDP, CCC is a former Executive Director, Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, Dementia Specialist and Social Worker in Hospital S.W. On a personal note, Julie has provided care within her family for three family members, beginning with her father, her youngest brother and then her mother. During her personal journey of family caregiving, she was able to guide the family in terms of a care plan, the best use of resources and respect for the individual’s preferences and choice.

Julie also completed training to become a Certified Caregiving Educator and can deliver presentations, including The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey, in her community and at national events.

To connect with Julie, visit her page on Caregiving.com: Julie M. Adduci.

Toni Gitles
As a loving caregiver to her mother for 14 years, Toni understands the physical, emotional and spiritual challenges of the caregiver’s journey. Toni’s mother passed away in February 2017, just short of her 100th birthday. Toni started Heart Light Enterprises, LLC to help family caregivers overcome the stress and negativity of caregiving to find meaning and resilience in this life changing journey.

With over 40 years in the healthcare industry, Toni Gitles is both a Certified Caregiving Consultant™ and Certified Caregiving Educator™, in addition to holding a Master’s Degree in Audiology. A member of several professional speaker organizations, Toni is also an author, dynamic speaker and well recognized Distinguished Toastmaster. As a former instructor for Baylor College of Medicine, Toni has extensive experience working with physicians and patients in hospital and crisis environments. Toni provides customized support to all her clients as an advocate, mentor and empowering consultant through phone and in-person consultations. Based in Orlando, Florida, Toni provides customized support to all her clients as an advocate, mentor and empowering consultant.

Toni also completed training to become a Certified Caregiving Educator and can deliver presentations, including The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey, in her community and at national events. Toni is also currently in training to be a trainer to facilitate the Certified Caregiving Consultant and Educator training programs.

To learn more about Toni visit her website, www.heartlightenterprises.com.

Carolyn Westry
In her own words, Carolyn describes her experiences and her work: "Dealing with the stress of your new assignment while trying to juggle family, work and finances while caring for others can be challenging. I will be there to help you understand your feelings of anger and guilt, questions like am I doing enough or how or why I am even in this situation. I will help you find your voice to seek the help you need. I’ll be there to listen when your frustrated and want to give up or there to celebrate with you for accomplishing a goal. You decide what you need, and I will be there to encourage and support you. If your caree doesn’t tell you, I want you to know that what you do, it does matter.

"I have been a caretaker for most of my life. I have cared for my family members and the community in different capacities. In 2015, I became a family caregiver for my mother who has a condition called Aphasia as a result of a stroke she had in 2007. In the beginning, I felt alone, overwhelmed and angry and didn’t know where to turn for help. I struggled to balance my life with mother’s needs. Over the years, I made several adjustments to create my new normal. As your Certified Caregiving Consultant, my goal is to help you adjust to your 'new normal'. Together, we will work through the challenges as they arise by finding reliable resources and solutions designed specifically for you. Inspiring you to remain hopeful because you are not alone."

Carolyn also completed training to become a Certified Caregiving Educator and can deliver presentations, including The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey, in her community and at national events.

You can reach Carolyn via email at hopeinc0417 @ gmail.com.




Learn more and enroll in our Certified Caregiving Consultants™ training program, which helps you turn your personal caregiving experience into a profession.

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CathyJ

Congratulations!!!!

Lillie Fuller

Congratulations Ladies. I wish you much success in your new ventures!