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Our Heartbeat: The Woman Behind the Scenes

Every good company needs someone who can keep things running behind the scenes. Someone who does just a little bit of everything, even if it is not in their job description. Someone with the determination and will power to make things happen and who truly wants everyone involved with the company to succeed. Fortunately for AutumnGrove, we have just that person, our Development Officer, Katie.

Katie has been with AutumnGrove a little over five years and has helped the company to grow to serve more people with Alzheimer’s. Katie’s main job is to seek out new property and to oversee the construction of a new cottage, but she does more than just that. She helps out in everything from new hires to managing the company’s online presence. She has a knack for getting things done and is good at tackling new projects. Now I am not going to ramble on about all the tasks Katie does, but instead tell you about the side of her most people don’t know.

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Katie, her sisters, mother and grandmother.

Once you get through her hard working, fast paced outer shell, you see a woman who wants nothing more than to help better the lives of the people and families who battle with Alzheimer’s. Katie understands what it is like to care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s. Her grandmother battles with the disease and before Katie’s family decided to move her into an assisted living, her grandmother lived with her for a short period of time. Katie knows, first hand, the day-to-day tasks and challenges of caring for someone with a memory loss disease. This was and is her main drive to help make the living space and atmosphere of an AutumnGrove cottage as comforting and loving as possible. Every little detail about a new cottage is thought out and has been planned for many months. Katie wants nothing but the best for future residents and has high standards for construction companies when building a new cottage. During every step of the construction process she is there ensuring that all is going according to plan.

Katie and Sam

Katie and her son.

Katie wants nothing more than to let people know that AutumnGrove is here to help care for their loved ones and provide a support system for the families. After caring for her grandmother, she understands the hardships of the task and she wants to inform families that AutumnGrove is here to assist in any way we can. Caring for people with Alzheimer’s is our specialty and our job is to create a home away from home for them and their families. AutumnGrove wants to thank Katie for all of her hard work and dedication to enriching the lives of our residents and their family members. We are lucky to have someone as passionate about their job and serving others as you! Thank you for being a part of our team and even though you are behind the scenes working away your efforts never go unnoticed.

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