Amanda Varga, Owner
Professional Knowledge and Personal Experience
When choosing a Guide for your Caregiving Journey, it is important to find someone who not only has professional skills and knowledge, but who also has personal experience - someone who has been where you are going.
Amanda's Caregiving experience started at age 11 when she was the neighborhood babysitter. Her first work with the elderly was in middle school, as a volunteer Candystriper at a local nursing home - yes, the red and white striped uniform and the cap!
While earning her Bachelor of Social Work degree, Amanda provided specialized respite services for children with special needs. Immediately after graduation, she worked in brain injury supported living, quickly moving from direct care to management. After some years in the corporate world (primarily in HR and Executive Team roles) and having three amazing children, she found herself back in the professional Caregiving realm as both an overnight-awake hospice sitter and Director of Client Care for a home care agency.
Caregiving became far more personal when she and her husband moved his parents in with them in July, 2014. Both required 24/7 care and supervision with hands-on assistance. Amanda's personal Caregiving Journey had begun...and the following month her three kids started 4th, 5th and 12th grades. Life was complicated, to say the least.
If you're seeking a Guide who can help you with the knowledge you need to be a more effective Caregiver and who also understands the complicated and ever-changing emotional roller coaster you are on, give CareTreks a call!
BSW: Bachelor of Social Work Degree
QMAP: Qualified Medication Administration Personnel: ID 5342 Verify
CLIPP: Certified Living In Place Professional
Certified Advance Care Planning Guide
CSA: Certified Senior Advisor Verify
CAEd: Certified Alzheimer's Educator Verify
Whether you are just beginning your Caregiving Journey or have reached a critical crossroads, call CareTreks today to gain the confidence and competence to continue down this challenging but rewarding pathway!