Judy Serino, Community Service Representative
As a Community Service Representative for the Home Instead Hauppauge office, I meet with professionals in the community to build relationships with those that come into contact with seniors and caregivers in need of assistance at home. Although my background is in Marketing and Sales, my involvement in the senior community began a few years ago when I became a full-time caregiver for my father, who suffered from Alzheimer's. During that time, I hired companions from Home Instead's Hauppauge office for my father and was grateful for the quality of care he received from them. This experience inspired me to devote my career to helping seniors and their caregivers achieve a better quality of life, which eventually led me to this well-suited role at the same Home Instead that cared for my father. So, when I tell people how wonderful and experienced our caregivers are, especially in Dementia and Alzheimer's, I am speaking from my own personal experience.
I am also the proud mother of two teenage boys, while the rest of my "spare" time is dedicated to various activities. I am a volunteer at the Alzheimer's Association, running a local support group and educational seminars for the community, and I work Per Diem at a nursing home as a Recreation Therapy Assistant. I enjoy it because I help to brighten the day of the residents, including those with some form of dementia. And as a Certified Integrative and Nutrition Coach, I help those seeking natural prevention and treatment for chronic illness and weight loss. I am happy in knowing that I chose a career and life path that allows me to fufill my desire to help others in any way I can.