Barbara Barney is a remarkable person. She took retirement after working for the State of NH Department of Family Services where she specialized in understanding the ever-changing rules of Medicaid as they relate to seniors who are suffering from dementia. She works with seniors and their families focusing on the red tape (paperwork) that has to be dealt with to help transition her ‘clients’ from their private homes to assisted living homes that best match up with their needs. After her retirement Barbara realized that there was a very limited safety net to help ‘her’ seniors understand Medicaid’s ins and outs. She started a non-profit that has allowed her to (with very limited resources) continue helping those seniors in need and she has seen in this last year her list of clients almost double due to the pandemic we are all living through.
I am also a Home Care Provider, I have 2 disabled young ladies who live in my home and I support them 24/7. I work with them on their Independent Skills and how each person can handle their daily lives with their disabilities AND learn skills to help them become as independent as possible. It is extremely rewarding to see the remarkable changes to these individuals as they work to develop these skills.