Hi. I’m RACHEL,
Caregiving is a mission, and it is not for the faint of heart. I’m here to support and encourage you on your caregiving journey.
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Welcome to TakingCareofGrandma.com!
I am a 30-something aspiring local celebrity do-gooder in Kansas City, MO. I just completed a seven-year mission caring for my grandma, Barbara. also cared for my close friend Calvin, an adult with developmental disabilities for many years.
I have been using the knowledge and experiences gained over a twelve year career helping disabilities at the individual, organizational, and systems levels to help my grandma have a good life and age in place.
You can reach out to me for help and support and coaching as you care for a family member or friend.
My formal training combined with my variety of personal caregiving experiences positions me to help family caregivers better take bites out of their caregiving sandwiches. I have in-depth expertise in:
- Using technology to support loved ones
- Using Medicaid HCBS waivers to enhance supports
- Navigating community, aging, and disability services
- Helping families plan for the future and map current and needed supports
- Supports for adults who are deaf blind