About Enlighten Eldercare, LLC

  • Equipping family caregivers with information and knowledge on age-related issues and challenges 

  • Assisting elder care communities to advance person-responsive care

  • Providing professional caregivers with tools to advance skills and effectiveness

  • Promoting quality of life for elders and their caregivers

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Julie's Journey Into Senior Care

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Like most people who work in this industry, it started with positive and loving relationships with elders in my family and neighborhood.  I enjoyed the experience of interning in a retirement community while in college, and obtained my first job working in a nursing home.  It wasn't the best experience- nursing homes were quite different back then than today.  But something triggered in me to stay the course to try and make things better.  In 1990, I obtained a license as a nursing home administrator, and moved into management level positions.  In 2003, I finished a master's degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Healthcare Management and obtained a position as Chief Executive Officer/Administrator for a senior care community in Chicago.

I left that position after 15 years to pursue teaching, training and education.  I am working to inspire young people to enter this field, and continue to educate and support those caring for our precious resource- elders. 

Who We Serve


Faith Communities

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Senior Housing and Health care Communities

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Hospice/Home Care

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Private Consultation

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