Dear Mia: “The day you came to my home, I didn’t realize how worried and desperate I felt. Thank you, Mia. You helped me and never pressured my decisions. I felt free to call you for support.” Sincerely, Barbara
Mia Kebea is often one of the first people you meet at Seniors In Place and you could not be in better hands.
Her job is to meet with families and help them make some of the hardest decisions of their lives – figuring out how to help a parent, grandparent, or any other senior they hold dear.
According to Mia, the first time she talks with a family member, her initial advice is: “Just breathe. We can get through this conversation. I’ve got you.”
Often there is a crisis. Callers can be frightened, crying, and in a huge rush because a parent is about to be discharged from a hospital or rehab, and they are unprepared.
“As we talk about their situation, I do start to solve their problems in my head. I’m figuring out solutions to get them the help they need. I love it that I help people every day who are in crisis.”
Emergencies aren’t the only time families call Mia. Sometimes they are simply doing a little pre-planning. They may ask Mia questions like: my mom is 85 years old and she’s beginning to have memory problems. What’s going to happen? What should we do?
Based upon years of experience with almost every situation imaginable, Mia usually has the answers, and nothing gives her more pleasure than to share her knowledge.
“When you call me you’re calling a person who owns a company with her family. I’ve been through the same thing you’re going through. I went through it with my mother and my grandmother. Whether you need a Certified Home Health Aide tomorrow, advice on what type of stair lift to install, or the best way to care for a loved one in the beginning stages of dementia, I can help.”