Senior Helpers has taken a bold step by telling the world that age does not erase hopes and dreams. And by implementing the Virtual Dementia Tour companywide, Senior Helpers has further demonstrated its commitment to those it serves. Senior Helpers is proud to support Second Wind Dreams® on this mission by encouraging donations, raising awareness, and sensitizing the world to dementia as a corporate partner.
What is the Virtual Dementia Tour?
Learning to create a positive environment for those with dementia can only come from attempting to walk in their shoes. Created by P.K. Beville, a specialist in geriatrics, this valuable, easy to follow experiential tour is designed to instill hope in professional and family caregivers, providing them with a tool to move from sympathy to empathy and better understand the behaviors and needs of their loved ones and patients.
Interested in learning how you can bring the Virtual Dementia Tour to you?
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"Until There’s a Cure, Take The Tour!"
Jeffrey Taleff, Founder & CEO
Jeff has served as CEO of Senior Helpers of the Treasure Coast since its inception in 2012. Jeff graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Jeff is an active member of many professional organizations, including the Home Care Association of America and the United Way of Palm Beach County’s Leadership Circle. In addition to his tireless work in the field of home health care, Jeff is also a Florida licensed real estate agent. Jeff and his wife, Angelica, married in 2007. They are the proud parents of three beautiful girls ages 7, 6 and 6 (their twins!) In his free time, Jeff enjoys fishing, sports and spending time with his family. Jeff and Angelica, along with their close friend and business partner, Ross Goodson, saw an urgent need for quality home health care services on the Treasure Coast. Each had a very close relationships with their respective grandparents and witnessed firsthand the challenges loved ones face as part of the aging process as well as the importance of quality and compassionate care. It was with this mindset and passion that they set out to form a company that would ensure that seniors have access to superior home care support and services, improving quality of life and providing the opportunity to age in place.
Ross Goodson, Founder and Vice President
Ross has served as Vice President at Senior Helpers of the Treasure Coast since its start in 2012. Ross graduated from Southwestern University in Austin, Texas. In addition to his work in the health care field, Ross is also involved in community organizations such as United Way and Caring for Camo. Ross is an avid (and extremely talented) golfer. Ross was married in 2005. He and his wife, Renee, have two young sons, Reece and Rylan. Ross became interested in the field of home health care after witnessing firsthand his grandmother’s need for in home support and services. Ross recognized the need for compassionate care and has the utmost respect for anyone who provides care to an aging adult. Ross is committed to helping families solve life’s challenges, particularly as they pertain to navigating the health care continuum and improving their overall well-being. “Improving the quality of life of our client’s and their family members brings a smile to my face. I look forward to continuing to help the people that need it the most”.
Ronald Radcliffe, Chief Operating Officer
Ron joined the Senior Helpers team in August, 2012 and currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Senior Helpers of the Treasure Coast as well as Director of Operations for Senior Helpers of the Palm Beaches. Ron has nearly twenty years of experience in providing health care services in a wide variety of settings. Ron serves on the Board of Directors of the Alzheimer’s Associations’ Southeast Florida Chapter and was previously appointed by the Secretary of Florida’s Department of Elder Affairs as a member of Florida’s Silver Alert Support Committee. Ron has also served as a consultant and advisory board member for Pfizer and Jaansen Pharmaceutical’s Alzheimer’s Immunotherapy Program. Ron has advocated on the local and state level on a number of elder issues and authored the Specialized Alzheimer's Services Adult Day Care Act, which was approved by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by the Governor in 2012. Ron graduated from the Florida State University in 1997 with a degree in Music Therapy. Ron and his wife, Brooke, were married in 1998 and are the proud parents of two amazing daughters, Molly and Addison. In his spare time, Ron enjoys spending time with his family, socializing with friends, traveling and, of course, watching FSU football. Ron enjoys conducting educational presentations throughout the local community and is is passionate about ensuring that elders have access to the services and resources needed to remain safely in their home and community.
Barbara Spaulding, RN, BSN, Director of Nursing
Barbara currently serves as the Director of Nursing for Senior Helpers of the Treasure Coast and Residential Care Coordinator at Senior Helpers of the Palm Beaches. Barbara received a Bachelor’s Degree of Science with Distinction in Nursing from the University of Arizona and has over 34 years of nursing experience. During her career, Barbara has worked with patients and students in many areas of medicine including labor and delivery, obstetrics, women’s health, mental health, addiction, pre and post op surgery, general med surgery, dialysis, pharmacology and education, developmental disabilities and geriatrics. Barbara has also directed two government grants to train nurses who work with people with developmental disabilities. Barbara moved to the south Florida area three years ago. In addition to her role as Nurse Residential Care Coordinator at Senior Helpers of the Palm Beaches, Barbara also serves as the Director of Nursing for Senior Helpers of the Treasure Coast.
Debora Thompson, Director of Operations
Debora joined Senior Helpers in April of 2016 and currently serves as the Director of Operations for Senior Helpers of the Treasure Coast. With a passion for all things related to elder care, helping those who need extra assistance and attention as they grow older is her favorite part of her job. That and all of the wonderful stories her clients tell while she is visiting with them.
While Debora gives of her time to several area non-profits and causes, the one that brings her the most joy is volunteering for the Alzheimer’s Association, where she serves on the Board of Directors as Secretary for the SE Florida Chapter and has chaired the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s several times. She has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to find a cure for this horrible, mind-robbing disease.
Debora graduated from Immaculata University with a degree in Hotel /Restaurant Management & Geriatric Nutrition. Debora and her family moved to Florida in 2005 from Trooper, Pennsylvania, a small suburb just west of Philadelphia. In October, Debora and her husband Jim will celebrate 35-years of marriage. They have three children and three grandchildren. When not visiting and enjoying her grandchildren, Debora enjoys gardening, reading and spending time at the beach.
Terri Toscano, Residential Community Care Manager
Teresa currently serves as our Residential Community Care Coordinator. Terri has been with Senior Helpers of the Treasure Coast since 2013. She is previously from Long Island, N.Y. Been in the healthcare industry for many years and in different positions and areas.
Edna Bloomer, Client Services Manager
Edna was born in Lowell, Massachusetts moved to Rhinebeck, New York before kindergarten, She moved here from Rhinebeck in 1998. She worked for a non for profit Alzheimer’s agency from 1998 until she joined Senior Helpers of the Treasure Coast in June of 2014, as the Client Services Coordinator. Edna graduated from the Poughkeepsie School of Practical Nursing in 1966. Edna has worked in Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Geriatrics in New York State. She has especially enjoyed geriatrics, and has a soft spot in her heart for those afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease. She am the proud mother of one daughter, Rebecca and four beautiful grandchildren Blake 12, Aspen 7, Dierks 4, and Drew 2. They love all things Disney!! Edna enjoys arts and crafts, my daughter and I hit the bazaar circuits with our creations.
Erin Scott, Scheduling Manger
Erin is originally from Florida born and raised Erin has been working with Senior Helpers since 2013 as a Certified Nursing Assistant. She was asked to become a part of the office team as a part time scheduler in 2013. In 2014 she became the full time Scheduling Coordinator and in 2015 she became Scheduling Manager. Erin has five children 4 girls Makayla (8), Azaria (6), Eriana (2) and Lanaya 8 months, and boy Vincent (3). Erin has worked in Assistant Living and Skilled Nursing 2010-2013, and Private Home health since 2008 - presently Erin is currently attending Colorado Christian University to complete her AS in nursing to continue her passion of working with seniors in the comfort of their homes. Erin`s passion and long term goal is always providing the best quality and safe care at a moment's notice to our seniors at any given day or time.