Director of Client Care
Welcome, my name is Norrie Loomis and I am the Director of Client Care at Home Care Assistance. With a background in Social Work and patient admissions, and having lived in Cincinnati most of my life, I am passionate about giving back to people, especially in our own community.
After my wonderful mother was clinically diagnosed with dementia of the Alzheimer’s type, at the age of 83, I learned firsthand the struggles of dealing with hospitalizations, doctor’s appointments, managing medications, and coordinating both my parent’s medical needs and care. Besides physical, occupational, and speech therapy, I realized that taking care of aging parents is a full time job. Taking FMLA time off work allowed me (and my siblings) to help care for them, but we often felt inadequate to meet all their needs and ensure their safety, and knew we needed more support.
Thankfully, with intervention at a critical time, both of my parents (ages 87 and 83) are living their golden years enjoying card games, Scrabble, Backgammon, puzzles, socialization and exercise along with healthy meals and stable medication routines. Their quality of life has drastically improved and my siblings and I are all thankful to God, prayer, and to the professionals and caregivers who were there in our time of need. This has only strengthened my passion for my role as Director of Client Care, as I know I can help others by easing families’ minds and providing resources during a time of transition.
In late 2015 I completed an intensive Teepa Snow certification process called The Positive Approach™ to Care (PAC) This training enables me to educate caregivers, families and professionals to better understand dementia and related challenges. Most education models teach the WHAT of dementia including mostly facts and information. PAC takes it a step further and teaches the HOW to live in relationship with a changing brain. Teepa Snow’s approach and hands on skill techniques offer the interpersonal skills needed to improve quality of life for our clients and everyone involved in their care.
At Home Care Assistance of Cincinnati we help by providing trained caregivers who truly care about the uniqueness of your family’s needs and how they can assist. Service is available in a loved one’s home, a family member’s home, or in an independent or assisted living environment. If you are ready to start talking about options, I would love to set up a free, no obligation appointment. Please don’t hesitate to reach out – I look forward to speaking with you soon.
Communities We Serve:
- Greater Cincinnati, Mason and Surrounding Areas