The benefits of a Day Program in your own Home.
My name is Kate Keleher. I am a certified Recreation Therapist, specializing in Dementia care. I have over 10 years of experience working in Gerontology.
I am a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a mother, and a granddaughter. I was born and raised in Guelph Ontario where I currently reside.
My inspiration and compassion for senior care came at a very young age in the form of my grandmother Pat Mitchell. My grandmother taught me to sing and as a child would take me to various retirement homes, nursing homes, seniors centers, churches and other events where we would sing together.
I remember being very proud of standing next to my grandmother as we belted out our practiced hymns and old-time songs. I remember the smiles that would light up on people's faces as we entertained them.
When I was in my late twenties my grandmother Pat was diagnosed with Alzheimer's and my grandmother Jean with dementia. As I watched and cared for these two women who I both loved and admired going through the changes and challenges of their diseases I realized I wanted to dedicate my life to helping seniors who require memory care.