MASTER TRAINERS

Renee RiffeyRenee Riffey

Right at Home® Franchise Owner/Operator, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Dementia Live™ Master Trainer
Compassionate Touch® Master Trainer

Renee Riffey is a mother of five, a technology professional, and now, a home care business owner with Right at Home® Cedar Rapids. She is proud to have taken the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) classes to better understand the skills needed to provide home care services to those in the community. Renee is also very passionate to educate her community about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and the best way to support those affected by it.

The necessity of home care became apparent to Renee when her father was diagnosed with brain cancer and depended on her mother to provide care for him in the last year of his life. Seeing the toll that put on her mother it gave Renee an appreciation for what people go through when caring for loved ones who are at the end of their lives. To Renee, providing home care services to elderly and disabled adults is an honor. She is also very passionate about educating her community about Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias, and ways to support those affected by it. As a Master Trainer for both Dementia Live™ and Compassionate Touch®, Renee gives care providers high-impact tools that make it possible for people with dementia and those that care for them to live well.

Kim StenderKim Stender

Right at Home® Franchise Owner/Operator, Plymouth, MN
Dementia Live™ Master Trainer

Kim Stender has been providing quality care for seniors as a Right at Home® business owner since 2007. Kim is strongly motivated and committed to care for people who can’t help themselves at home. Having suffered a debilitating stroke herself, she knows what it’s like to not be able to take care of everyday tasks. This experience propelled her into serving seniors, out of which grew a passion for people living with dementia. She is active in caregiver education, is a Certified Senior Advisor and a member of the Care Options Network as well as MASWA (Minneapolis Senior Workers Association).  Kim lives in the Minneapolis/ St. Paul, Minnesota area where she is an AGE-u-cate® Training Insitute Master Trainer.

Deborah AllenDeborah S. Allen

Executive Director, PA Behavioral Health & Aging Coalition
Dementia Live™ Master Trainer

Deborah is executive director for Pennsylvania Behavioral Health & Aging Coalition located in Elliottsburg, PA. She has over 15 years experience in the development and administration of human services and rehabilitative support programs.

In 2004, Deborah received a Masters degree of Social Work, M.S.W. from Temple University located in Harrisburg, PA.

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