Harmony Caregiving Senior Care Management
Sherry Gibson-Walters, CPCA
Sherry is co-founder and President of Harmony Caregiving Inc., and a Certified Professional Consultant on Aging. She grew up with the majority of her family working in nursing homes and personally spent time working with a client who lived with dementia before starting Harmony Caregiving Inc.
Sherry’s focus is helping seniors deal with the various changes that will occur in their lifetime, and assist the families in supporting their loved ones. She is committed to helping people enjoy a healthy life full of vitality, respect and dignity regardless of their age, and advocates that “every person should be given the option to be cared for in their home instead of being forced to move into a senior’s facility or hospital.”
Sherry is passionate about people and focuses on bringing that exuberance and energy into everything that Harmony Caregiving does and believes in. As a compassionate networker, she enjoys meeting with the families and connecting them to care providers who will make a positive impact on their life.
In 2015, Sherry completed her training as a Licensed Spiritual Practitioner, and she is a believer in the Body, Mind & Spirit connection and enjoys exploring holistic modalities for healing. She has a special place in her heart for seniors and youth and loves working with a team of compassionate caregivers who hold the same values and vision.
Darla feels like she has found her home in her role as Director of Client Services where she is able to work closely with the families and support them through all of their life changes. In 2018 she reached the milestone of forty years of dedication in the human services field, and has been certified as both a Social Worker specializing in Geriatrics and as a Health Care Aide.
Before Harmony Caregiving was founded, Darla worked as a Team Leader with Catholic Social Services managing a home for persons living with chronic illnesses and palliative care, working directly with her clients as they made their transition and supporting the staff in this process. Darla is a Licensed Spiritual Practitioner, an avid volunteer, and has sat on the board as President for the Centre for Spiritual Living since 2015.
Darla has a deep-rooted love for working with seniors and has spent many years dedicated to their well-being. For 12 years Darla lived with chronic illness, getting first hand experience receiving home care and staying in an assisted living facility; this period in her life has given her a unique understanding and compassion for our clients. Darla has also managed assisted living and seniors’ complexes, specialized on the Alzheimer’s Ward as a Nurse’s Aid, managed community-based shared living projects, and has extensive knowledge in case management with and for seniors. She particularly excels in assisting seniors as they move from their homes to assisted living facilities with ease and comfort.
Our Client Relations Manager, Saskia came into Harmony Caregiving with a number of leadership roles under her belt. At nineteen years old, Saskia held the position of International Youth Ambassador for Centers for Spiritual Living, globally advocating for youth and creating and leading empowering and transformational events and workshops for teens in groups of up to four hundred people.
Most recently before joining Harmony Caregiving, Saskia ventured to Kenya, Africa, to serve for three months with Slum Runners, a Calgary-run organization upgrading schools located in slums in Eastern Africa. Her experience in Kenya and passion for helping people of all ages, shapes and sizes inspired her to explore other areas in which she could be of service, which brought her to her current role at Harmony Caregiving.
Saskia’s personal experience with Home Care and Death at Home has been instrumental in inspiring her work here. At the age of 10 she experienced the significant death of her mother, who had suffered with breast cancer for 3 years. Throughout her mother’s illness there were many hospital visits, chemotherapy and radiation therapies, and home care visits. Her mother was supported at home all the way through her physical health challenges and eventually, through her transition. Her family chose to celebrate her life through a twenty-four-hour wake in their home.
Now, Saskia is able to speak to the power of experiencing Death at Home and educate others on the options available to those in the process of death and dying. Her appreciation for life and empathy for others pushes her forward every day, as does her passion for helping people and doing what she can to improve the quality of living for others.
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