Jill has been a highly valued resource to me in my practice as a hospice case manager. I have referred a number of my patients living iwth dementia and their families to her for consultation and training. Her professional work as an RN and dementia specialist has allowed for improved quality of life to those in my care. Jill has the capacity to identify needs and creatively problem solve with each individual. Her passion to help those who struggle with the effects of dementia can be a benefit to anyone who uses her services.
Jill began working with me in March 2020 and I can say, without hesitation, that she has made my life better. My dad has Alzheimer's dementia and other medical issues. Jill has helped in so many ways.
understand what dementia is and how it physiologically changes the brain.
understand mentally and emotionally what is happening to my dad.
recognize how I am affected emotionally to my dad's condition.
give tips for how to talk to him.
reminding me about self-care.
helping me identify ways I can show gratitude for dad's caregivers so that they feel appreciated.
Jill is kind, knowledgeable, patient, supportive and transparent. She doesn't 'sugarcoat' what's happening -- she is real. I am able to share concerns and she re-frames them in a way that I can better understand what is going on with my dad. I have had many "light bulb moments" that have brought clarity to me and comfort my dad. I take notes every time we have a call. and I go over them again and again -- so I remember what's important.
I can't imagine going through this Alzheimer's journey without Jill supporting me (by extension, my dad). I wish all patients and families had their own Jill. Yeah, she's that good.