I have dedicated my life to doing whatever I can to enable individuals to maximize their independence and do what they enjoy doing. Whether it is someone trying to manage their commitments while playing many roles, someone looking to find purpose or take on a new endeavor, or an overwhelmed caregiver trying to help their parents age within their own home, Aging with Purpose, LLC provides a platform to meet a variety of needs.  I love empowering people with new information  , the light in their eyes at the end of our conversation, and building relationship that last beyond our encounter.

                             – Michelle Eliason, OTR/L

I am a Caregiver
I am a Patient
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What is a Senior Living Community Consultant?

“What I have, I give to you.”

One of my goals in life is to engage in as many learning opportunities as I can. I have many experiences, tips, trainings, and ideas to share from real-world experience. Fortunately, because of the paths I took to get that experience, I also have extensive formal education, certifications, and professional experiences to use when working with you. I have learned from others, and my passion is to take what I receive and freely give to you by way of in-person interactions, training staff, phone calls, and an archive of virtual training and tip sheets.

“…teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”

Our training sessions are not meant to be a one-way conversation. I build relationships for a living. When you decide to invest in me, I am fully invested in you and your facility. I want to guide you through this information and help it make sense so that you will leave our conversation feeling empowered and capable to carry out and implement what you have learned. My goal is to train you to implement what you receive so that you save money and do not need to further invest in the same material!

“When you know better, you do better” – Maya Angelou

When you invest in the programs offered, they do not end when the interaction ends. I will take your questions and what we have discussed and send you a recap with follow-up resources/information. As I learn information that may benefit you and your community I will keep you in the loop! My goal is to help you help your residents. I love research and learning! Let me ease that burden for you!

It is my desire to build and cultivate a relationship with you and your residents. My job is prevention through education. Maya Angelou said, “let us try to offer help before we have to offer therapy. That is to say, let’s see if we can’t prevent being ill by trying to offer a love of prevention before illness.” I am here for you and your facility as much as I can be! Support breeds happiness and happiness breeds increased quality of life!

What is an Aging in Place and Caregiver Consultant?

“What I have, I give to you.”

One of my goals in life is to engage in as many learning opportunities as I can. I have many experiences, tips, trainings, and ideas to share from real-world experience. Fortunately, because of the paths I took to get that experience, I also have extensive formal education, certifications, and professional experiences to use when working with you. I have learned from others, and my passion is to take what I receive and freely give to you by way of a “live” virtual-platform training and tip sheets I have compiled.

“…teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”

Our training sessions are not meant to be a one-way conversation. I build relationships for a living. When you decide to invest in me, I am fully invested in you. I want to guide you through this information and help it make sense so that you will leave our conversation feeling empowered and capable to carry out and implement what you have learned.

“When you know better, you do better” – Maya Angelou

When you invest in the programs offered, they do not end when the video ends. I will take your questions and what we have discussed and send you a recap with follow-up resources/information.

It is my desire to build and cultivate a relationship with you. This season of your life is filled with so many unknowns. I don’t want you to feel overwhelmed by your roles and responsibilities on top of lacking knowledge and resources of what this season of your life will bring (whether you are a caregiver or looking into this information for yourself). When you live in this state of mind, it can have serious health implications. My job is prevention through education. Maya Angelou said, “let us try to offer help before we have to offer therapy. That is to say, let’s see if we can’t prevent being ill by trying to offer a love of prevention before illness.”

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To caregivers,  being a caregiver is not supposed to be difficult! Unfortunately, economy and society has made it difficult for you. Odds are, you find yourself in a position where you are taking care of yourself, your kids, and your parents who want to remain in their home through the aging process. This is a very real and overlooked problem and leads to illness in all areas of your life and possibly detrimental health side effects for you. Is also a major contributor to the leading cause of the alarming statistic that the #1 source of elder abuse is caregivers/nursing staff.  You must take care of yourself so that all those depending you (including yourself) will continue to thrive!

I’m Michelle. I am an Occupational Therapist and Wellness Consultant specializing in aging in place, caregiver training and support, and wellness, personal, and psychosocial development. In my years of experience working with people, I have developed a passion and a unique skill set to help YOU help yourself and the person whose care is entrusted to you. Through encouragement and the ability to connect you with resources and direction, I am able to help make your burden lighter. I look forward to building a relationship with you!

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