Home to Mandy Merkel is Johannesburg, South Africa. The aging process, and how families handle it, is one of the big cultural differences between South Africa and the United States. In South Africa, she says, the elderly are esteemed and valued, and typically live with their families when they can no longer take care of themselves. Only when they do not have any family do they consider moving to Assisted Living Facilities, as we know them.
Mandy received her Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology at Emory University and began her career at the Veterans Administration. She then did Rehabilitation Services for an Assisted Living Facility. She found that seniors and their families often felt they had “no options” and it was there that her idea for Senior Resource Consulting was born. Senior Resource Consulting is dedicated to empowering seniors and their adult children to have more control over the complex process of finding appropriate senior housing.
After 15 years in the Senior Services industry, Mandy now calls herself a “Professional Daughter.” She or her like-minded associate Kendall happily give free phone consults to families that are often overwhelmed with the bewildering array of choices and considerations as their loved ones age. The typical next step is for Mandy or Kendall to meet face to face with the client and family, bringing a wealth of knowledge, options and resources to the table, in order to enable clients and their families to make informed decisions about their future.
Don’t be overwhelmed and immobilized by the inevitable…. Listen to this complete Eugeria! Radio broadcast to learn more! Visit Senior Resource Consulting on the web here, or call Mandy at 404-786-7789.
We want to thank Griswold Home Care for sponsoring today’s show. Griswold Home Care has been a preferred provider of high quality, affordable in-home senior care in Atlanta for more than 23 years.