My name is Barbara Hodge and I am a Senior Referral Specialist at Options for Senior Living. I am a Michigan native and moved to Arizona 20 years ago with my family. I sold Cadillacs for ten years specializing in selling to seniors. My extensive customer service to my customers, going above & beyond, contributed to me winning several General Motors & Cadillac Customer Service Awards maintaining a 98% consumer rating.
My background working in the senior industry began at communities, mainly Memory Care, then onto Independent Living and Assisted Living. Ten years of assisting people move into communities led me to senior placement. It is very important to me to find the perfect housing option whether it be a community or group home. I base my suggestions after meeting with the potential resident or family member depending on location, finances and care required. There is a definite difference between a community and a group home.
I am a Certified Facilitator with the Alzheimer’s Association, I have completed Certification for Dementia training, moderated various support groups, held group presentations explaining the differences in senior housing and have been chosen to participate on several panels with experts in senior care.I participate in many networking groups, Women in Business groups and am active on Linkedin.