SENIOR AND EX-PAT HEALTH, HOUSING (assisted living/nursing care placements), HOSPICE OPTIONS IN ECUADOR, MEXICO
Hello and thank you for visiting!!
Optimum health and comfort for all have been my passions since childhood.
What I do best is accompany, rescue, direct, and advocate for others, in English or in Spanish, especially during health care emergencies.
I also speak about and advise seniors and families with health, housing, and hospice options in Chile, Ecuador, and Mexico. My American base is Los Angeles. My current Latin American base is in Mexico, both Guadalajara and Lake Chapala.
A little history…
Apparently, a doctor alerted my parents, also medical and public health professionals, that I might not survive my birth. With the intervention of a miracle, and medicine, I became acutely aware over time of how important it is to receive quality care both allopathic and naturopathic.
Healthcare advocacy for diverse populations has been a career theme since 1999.
I worked as a Senior Center Director (with outreach to 600 Spanish-speaking older adults); County Office on Aging Head of Information and Outreach ( 92,000 seniors out of 357,000 were economically insecure); Admissions Director, Marketing Director, and night time live-in Administrator at an exemplary Alzheimer’s campus with 40 beds; Communications and Media Director for a non-profit serving low income families and seniors; Activities Director and back-up Administrator at a highly-regarded Assisted Living home for 200; and as a Book Shepherd for health and wellness authors and publishers. I served 10 years as a health and mental health grant reviewer for a foundation, and have been a palliative care and hospice volunteer since 1999.
My expertise has been developed tending to health challenges of family members and the public. I have studied various facets of health, mental health, and senior care systems in Canada, Chile, Ecuador, Europe, Mexico, and the U.S.
Areas I now focus on (where ex-pats live and where I have developed relationships with the senior care community)) are Baja California Norte, Lake Chapala, Mazatlan, Merida, Puerto Vallarta, and San Miguel Allende in Mexico, plus Cuenca, Quito, and Vilcabamba in Ecuador.
I’ve met extraordinary heroes and heroines, known and unknown, dedicated to well-being for all. Many have touched my heart. I trust I will be able to share with you, little by little, some special people, projects, and subjects.
If you need my assistance, I will be honored to show up! If interested, please scroll beyond my signature to read my educational history and training. And, have a look see at my services page.
Wishing you a world of vibrant health and wellness!
Wendy Jane Carrel, firstname.lastname@example.org
State of California RCFE Administrator licenses, Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly. Renewable certifications for Hospice Care, Hospice Waiver Licenses, Alzheimer’s Care, Admissions, etc. http://www.ccld.ca.gov/PG543.htm
Palliative Care training (500 hours), Colegio Nacional de Cuidados Paliativos de Jalisco, Mexico www.comecupal.com.mx ; plus two years volunteering at Juntos Contra el Dolor, Guadalajara, MX
Hospice training, FASEC, a foundation and hospice in Cuenca, Ecuador with Care Partners International of Bellevue, Washington https://www.facebook.com/fasec.cuenca
Preparing for a Good Death (Prepararsi para Un Buen Morir) training with Argentinian psychiatrist Hugo Dopaso, author of El Derecho A Bien Morir and TED speaker in Argentina, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvCLm4GPoRY
Continuing Education (CE’s) gerontology, social work, palliative care classes/seminars at universities in Los Angeles and Guadalajara
IAMAT International Association for Medical Assistance for Travelers
M.A. Investigative Journalism, UC Berkeley http://journalism.berkeley.edu/
International Relations Diplomacy certificate, University of Stockholm International Graduate School, Sweden http://www.ekohist.su.se/sis/
Level I and Level II Healing Touch at College of the Desert Nursing School, Palm Desert, CA
Level I and Level II Reiki, San Diego, CA (helpful, for some, for relief of pain)