sarah ohara 02 webQ&A with Sarah O’Hara, Executive Director, Senior LIFE

What was your first job?
My first healthcare related job was in case management working with adults who suffered a traumatic brain injury.

How did you get into the senior care/health care industry? Why?
My undergraduate degree is in Social Services and I have always enjoyed helping others to live their best life possible.

That’s what attracted me to work for a company like Senior LIFE that strives to keep seniors living at home for as long as possible, and give them the best medical and supportive care that they need. What is even better is that we can customize each member’s care plan to meet their specific needs, all at no cost to those who qualify for our program.

What are you most proud of?
I am most proud of my children and our family.

What do you do for fun?
Spending time with my family and anything outdoors.

How do you define success?
Overall success for me is anything that accomplishes making things better for someone else. I believe everyone should work to leave their own piece of the world better than how they found it. One of my favorite example of success is the seniors I see daily at Senior LIFE and how the work my team does changes the quality of life for those seniors. We have seniors enroll into our program who need a lot of help.
Some come to us unable to walk due to a medical condition, some are shut-ins who need socialization, while others just need help coordinating their medical care or therapies. After they join the LIFE Program, we are able to improve their quality of life by meeting their medical and social needs at no cost to them! I know we are helping to make their lives a little bit better, and that to me is a superb example of success.

What do you enjoy most about your job?
Working with our great members and fabulous staff who really become like family! It makes me happy to be able to be with them each day. I love that we can provide care to seniors that is tailored to their specific needs. We provide seniors with a one-stop shop for medical care that includes physicians and specialists, nursing care, home care, medications, transportation to and from all medical, and more. When seniors choose Senior LIFE, they really are home today, home for LIFE!

What is something that many people don’t know about you?
I love to have fun though I think most people do know that. I do have two pet chickens, Thelma and Louise.

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