My name is Sandra Durbin and I am so excited to be a part of the Assisted Living Locators team!
I have worked with families caring for seniors for over 15 years in a variety of roles. I started as a Social Worker in nursing homes and then within a hospital system. I worked with people who had illnesses or falls that prevented them from going home for at least a short time. I helped families navigate the many complexities of having a loved one in a hospital or nursing home setting. I also offered options for their loved ones when they no longer needed the services provided at either of the settings.
For many years, I was a Certified Trainer for the Virtual Dementia Tour (created by PK Beville). I led numerous families and caregivers through this experience, giving them the opportunity to learn what it was like to have dementia. I have also worked in Home Health, Hospice, and for most of my years, I have been working in Assisted Living.
Although I have won many awards for my work in Assisted Living, my greatest reward has been working with families and helping them navigate the complicated systems of senior living options and finding the right match for their loved ones.