Assisted Living Locators Atlanta welcomes new Eldercare Advisor Patricia Godfrey who adds a wealth of knowledge and experience in the eldercare industry. Her experience spans more than 13 years and she has held a number of leadership positions covering a wide range of assisted living and personal care services. Although Godfrey hasn’t always been in the eldercare industry, her previous work experience has only enhanced her ability to deliver effective eldercare services as part of the Assisted Living Locators Atlanta team.
Patricia Godfrey, a native of England, moved to the US with her husband and family in 1981 and has lived in several states including California, Michigan and Maryland. Through the early 90s she worked in sales, marketing and advertising where she excelled at the Annapolis convention and visitor’s bureau.
Around this time, Godfrey was involved in a terrible car accident and this experience taught her the value of in home care while awakening her passion for helping others. Once she was well enough to work, Godfrey, applying her skills in marketing and sales, accepted a position as branch manager for a personal care home in 1999 thus beginning a 13-year career in the assisted living, home care and hospice care industries.
After moving to Georgia in 2001, Godfrey went on to hold several high-level positions at area assisted living and personal care facilities including marketing director and executive director posts where she gained invaluable experience and applied her unique brand of knowledge and skills to support area elders.
Godfrey also conducted seminars through the life enrichment program, Lifespan, local church groups and 55+ communities. Through these seminars, Godfrey advised transitioning elders on downsizing, making effective healthcare choices and finding helpful resources to aide their transition into assisted living. She also became a certified facilitator for senior support groups through the Alzheimer’s Association of Georgia.
With such a rich and passionate track record in providing assistance to elders in Atlanta it wasn’t long before she crossed paths with Maria de la Guardia (Assisted Living Locators Atlanta co-owner) which she did while networking at Cobb Senior Services. After meeting, Godfrey and de la Guardia immediately saw how effective they could be as teammates and as they say, the rest is history. Godfrey officially joined the Assisted Living Locators Atlanta team in 2012. With Assisted Living Locators Atlanta, Godfrey works as an eldercare advisor where she lends her experience to further expand the scope of services currently offered to area seniors and elders as they transition to assisted living facilities and care options.