For the past 30 years, she has provided care to the elderly, and continues to be passionate about person centered care that is delivered with genuine respect and regard.
Briana’s background includes providing care for people with intellectual disabilities, and crafting programs that encouraged their independence.
After receiveing her Masters in Social Work and Aging from FAU in Boca Raton, she received her clinical license (LCSW) and worked with Holocaust Survivors in the West Palm Beach area. Briana performed clinical assessments to establish functionality and needs, arranged and supervised supportive services, and collaborated between the medical establishment and family to ensure all were well informed. When independent living was no longer safe, Briana collaborated with her client, their family, and possible communities, and then supported the client while they transitioned into a new community that provided the highest possible quality of life.
Some of Briana’s specialities and areas of study include holistic mental health, cognitive and behavioural therapy, and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment therapy). She continues to pursue and enjoy studies that provide greater peace of mind and quality of life.
I am grateful to have known for many years what work most inspired me, and that was providing care and service to the most vulnerable amongst us. It is a privilege and ongoing pleasure to be able to provide services that support and reassure a person as they age.
My favorite quote of all time is by Maggie Kuhn, the founder of the Grey Panthers;
“Old age is not a disease – it is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses.”