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Senior living expert helps decode information

Senior living expert helps decode information

Stacey Clark

Senior living and everything related to planning for this next stage of life can be confusing and overwhelming. It’s a lot to think about. The industry has many experts and we are faced with many choices, so how do we navigate the sea of information?

As executive director and having been at The Fountains of Melbourne for the past 20 years, I will be sharing insight and information in a regular series of columns that can be useful as you are faced with these decisions, either now or in the future. This is the first in the series that will appear in Magazine with the goal of providing a resource to help you decipher and decode all of the senior living information available.

When asked to be part of this wonderful publication, I was excited as this allows me to be energized by two of my passions — educating and guiding others, and talking about senior living. Taking care of seniors is something that I find to be rewarding and humbling, and it’s a wonderful job. I have had multiple opportunities in my career to work at the bedside with my registered nurse degree taking care of patients, and now I find satisfaction of taking care of our residents and their families. I get the opportunity to spend more time with them, helping them with difficult decisions, and I get to share their passions and help them continue to find purpose in life.

I hope to bring you new information about senior living in each issue of Magazine, and also would like to incorporate a Q-and-A section in future articles that would allow you to ask a question. If you are wondering about something, it’s likely also a question that others are asking, and I want to provide answers and options. I look forward to continuing our discussions on one of my most important objectives: Taking care of this humble, selfless, and wonderful generation of seniors.

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Stacey Clark, a registered nurse with over 20 years of experience working in senior living, is executive director of The Fountains, a premier independent senior and assisted living facility in Melbourne. She is married to her high school sweetheart and the couple have four children.

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