Valerie has over 25 years’ experience in business management, teaching, training, and hands on caregiving. In her youth she was a CNA for 5 years, caring for individuals who were elderly, and those who were physically or mentally disabled. She has managed non-medical home care in the Phoenix Metro area since 2002. Her passion to provide the high quality care, safety, and well-being of the individuals she serves is what makes Valerie such a joy to work with.
Lead Coordinator – Scottsdale
Kristen has been working in the senior healthcare industry for over 25 years acting in all different capacities of client care. Starting in the field as a caregiver herself, she currently oversees the caregiving staff by providing training, motivation and supervision ensuring that they are maintaining only the highest of standards. Kristen initially meets every client and their family creating an assessment that determines the level of care needed for them to stay in their home safely and comfortably. She will then personally match, with owner and nurse oversight, the best qualified and suited caregiver for their needs. Her commitment, experience and insight in total client care makes her an invaluable member to the Assisting Hands team.
Assistant Care Coordinator and Office Administrator-Scottsdale
Teresa also boasts a long and rewarding career in the senior healthcare industry. Currently, Teresa serves assisting the Lead Care Coordinator with staffing needs as well as handling administrative tasks for the business. Teresa also started in the industry as a caregiver and has held various jobs within the industry including caregiver trainer and supervisor. Teresa joined our team in February of 2014. Her knowledge and experience has been an asset from the day she started on the Assisting Hands team. Teresa is originally from Oregon and she and her husband, Rick love spending time with their children and grandchildren in their spare time, especially at pool-time during the summer.