Stephanie Sanford has been working for Blair Senior Services for three years. She initially began her employment as a Transportation Assistant at the Transportation office in Hollidaysburg, then saw the job opening for her current position as Domiciliary Care Coordinator, which she felt better utilized her degree. She has held the position for a little over two years now.
Stephanie’s responsibilities include being the Dom Care Coordinator and one of Blair Senior Services’ three Guardianship Workers. Stephanie says, “I am responsible for certifying new Dom Care homes, recertifying current homes annually and decertifying homes that no longer meet requirements. I am also responsible for placing new consumers into appropriate Dom Care homes and annual assessments.” As a Guardianship Worker, Stephanie is responsible for assisting with money management, shopping, medical decisions, medical appointments, burial arrangements, etc.
When asked what she liked best about working for Blair Senior Services, Stephanie stated, “My favorite part of working for this agency is that we all work together as a team to make sure tasks get completed on time. We all support each other and I believe that everyone who works here truly cares about the consumers we serve. It is a nice environment to work. I am very proud to be part of it!”
Stephanie shared a special memory she had with Blair Senior Services, “Most of our Guardianship consumers do not have living family or friends. Often times, we are the only people who visit them. During one monthly visit, one of the consumers on my caseload mentioned that she wished she had a yellow dress. While shopping one day, I found a yellow dress and purchased it for her. I will never forget how happy she was when I gave her the dress. She immediately tried it on and hugged and thanked me repeatedly. It was something so simple that gave her so much joy. These events are what make this job so rewarding and are my favorite memories of my time at Blair Senior Services.”
In addition, Stephanie encouraged others to help volunteer saying, “Blair Senior Services is always in need of volunteers and there are so many different programs to choose from.” If you are interested in volunteering for one of the many Blair Senior Services, Inc. programs, please call 814-946-1235.