With a Master’s Degree in Gerontology and 20 years experience working with family caregivers and seniors, Wendy is well-equipped and passionate about helping others make informed decisions while they deal with a crisis or navigate transitions associated with the aging process.
Wendy understand the importance of supporting caregivers and seniors in making informed decisions about their future care. When she was seven months pregnant, her father had a massive stroke. Despite being a gerontologist with health care navigation skills, she wasn’t emotionally or physically prepared for the transition ahead. Wendy and her family struggled with the many difficult decisions that had to be made for the future care of her father; the most painful one being taking him off life support.
Through her own personal experience, it became clear that when faced with an eldercare crisis and extreme emotional pressure, family caregivers and seniors don’t know where to turn. Or what to ask. Or how to get through the system. It's the reason why Keystone Eldercare Solutions was born.
Wendy loves to write and you can find all of her columns and blogs here or follow her on Facebook. She also writes a monthly column for Inspired Senior Living.
When Wendy isn’t being a small business owner, she loves being outdoors on her growing collection of bikes. She also love to sneak in a good book or amble in the forest with her goofy dog. Originally from Toronto, Wendy traded her urban lifestyle (but hasn’t quite adopted Island time yet!) and moved to the Comox Valley in 2004. She is blessed to have an uber bouncy, smiley, active, kind and creative 12 year old daughter.