Steve and Christie Kramer decided to start Blessings! for Seniors after Steves experience with his mothers care several years earlier. He found it difficult to find reliable care for his mother following an accident in which she needed full-time care for a year. Communication was spotty and since he was out of state, this was a major concern.
Blessings! for Seniors is based upon the kind of care he wanted for his mother. He wants to give to families the same care, concern and communication he sought to receive.
Established in 2005, Blessings! has an enviable track record of serving seniors and is a member in good standing of the Arizona Non-Medical Homecare Association (ASNHA).
Steve Kramer has a Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University and founded a business in Michigan called Home Bound Services, in which he worked with the Area Agency for Aging to provide services for seniors on Medicaid.
After moving to Arizona he worked for the State of Arizona as a Vocational and Rehabilitation Counselor.
As part of founding Blessings! he undertook training and certification as a Certified Senior Advisor, which is a professional certifying organization based in Colorado.
Steve is serving as Executive Director of Living Solutions for Seniors, a non-profit whose mission is to work with underserved older adults and individuals with disabilities to provide independence through education, resources and services.
He is Secretary of the Board for the Southwest Lending Closet, a non-profit organization that lends medical equipment to those in need. Plus, he is a member of the Goodyear White Tanks Rotary.
Christie Kramer is due to receive her Master of Social Work, with a concentration in Direct Practice: Adult Behavioral Health and Gerontology Certificate from Arizona State University in May 2013.
Her work experience includes serving as Research Aide to ASUs Assistant Professor Robin Bonifas, PhD on the latters senior bullying and resident aggression studies. The prior years student internship was with the Area Agency on Aging Region One, in which she learned about many of the agency's sixty different programs.
Christie is currently interning at Banner Alzheimers Institute and is immersed in supporting older adults as they manage the daily reality of living with a memory disorder. Over the past five years, she has volunteered with local organizations such as the Alzheimers Association, Maricopa Elder Abuse Prevention Alliance (MEAPA), Arizona Caregiver Coalition, and Maricopa Elder Behavioral Health Advocacy Coalition (MEBHAC).
Steve and Christie reside in Goodyear, AZ. They have five children, two adults living out of State, two attending ASU and one at Desert Edge High School.
For additional information, please call Steve directly at 623-326-0136.
|Blessings! for Seniors Companion Care, LLC
15655 W. Roosevelt Street, Suite 104, Goodyear, Arizona 85338
(623) 594-0819 Main (623) 218-1323 FAX