Judy’s deep respect for the individuals she works with was evident in her attentiveness to what would help my aunts self esteem at a difficult stage of life. Judy found small but meaningful ways to make sure her self image was attended to.
Judy brings a wonderful mixture of pragmatic problem solving and emotional generosity to her work. In addition to her personal attention to my aunt she was able to serve as a helpful resource for me regarding additional services, equipment and experiences. I recommend her without reservation…
My first impression of Judy was that she is respectful, she is as delighted by my friend as I am, and not nearly so daunted by the dementia that was fast progressing, or the “system” pressures that were surfacing. There are three things that struck me about Judy: First, she was able to see a positive outcome or solution to any problematic situation, no matter how sticky. Second, her professionalism and knowledge of community resources carried her through. We never ran out of alternatives. Finally, and most important, Judy loved and respected my friend as much as I did.
In caring for Scott, Judy entered a situation that was very complex and multi-faceted. She dealt with every part with great sensitivity and professionalism.
Looking back over Scott’s illness and decline, I am so grateful to have had Judy’s help. I want to encourage anyone in a similar sad situation with a loved one to seriously consider what such a jewel of a woman can do to lighten the burden and ease the way through this difficult, difficult process. Judy was a joy to work with, a dear friend and companion to my brother, a skilled care-giver, advocate, and problem solver-par excellence, and a solace and comfort to all of us.