With a degree in Health Care Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Suzanne Navin’s career began as a nursing home administrator and has spanned the last 35 years. After years trying to convince clients that a nursing home is the best option, she realized that no matter how you tried to sell the alternative living arrangement, everyone wants to stay home. 10 years ago as a nursing home administrator she began giving the patients that were going home the option of going home early with home care.
Years later, Suzanne became involved in the care of her own father who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease and in the care of her mother who suffered a debilitating stroke followed by the onset of dementia. Suzanne was fortunate to be able to rely on caregivers to assist both her father and her mother. These caregivers provided the care and comfort her sisters and brother needed which allowed the adult children to be free of caregiving responsibilities; allowing the family to visit and not worry about tending to mom or dad’s health care needs.