Marjorie Horne’s career has been diverse and includes experience as a Registered Nurse, Hospice Executive Director, Retirement Community Resident Services Manager and Marketing Manager, Holistic Practitioner, Wellness Consultant and Workshop Facilitator.
As a Certified Professional Consultant on Aging, she utilizes her education and work experience to meet the needs of seniors and their families. She has developed a unique approach that embraces current researched strategies from passionate innovators all over the world who recognize the need to improve the care of our aging population. Caresmart Seniors Consulting was honored to be named as the Micro-Business of the Year at the 28th Annual Kelowna Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards Gala at the Grand Hotel on October 21, 2015. She currently hosts the Engaging in Aging Radio Show on AM1150 every Sunday morning from 9:00 – 10:00am. Re-imaging later life to age actively and well, Marjorie brings awareness on conscious eldering, community resource information and education on the many transitions, joys and challenges that the third chapter of life can bring. Marjorie also writes a bi-weekly column in the Kelowna Capital News published on Wednesdays entitle Engaging in Aging as well. Sharing her insight and experience has been of benefit to the many dedicated readers who follow her column.
Utilizing a Circle of Care Approach that integrates a holistic philosophy on Eldercare support, Marjorie has become a leader on issues concerning senior care in the Central Okanagan. She is a member of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce, the National Case Management Network, the Age Friendly Business Network and has served as a past director on the boards of the Central Okanagan Hospice Association, BC Senior Living Association and Supportive Assisted Living Association. Marjorie is actively supporting organizations that are improving the welfare of seniors and fostering the philosophies of active aging. Marjorie is the past board chair for the Sing For Your Life Foundation. She has a family of four grown children and currently resides with her husband in West Kelowna. She gleefully has recently welcomed her first grandchild into the family.
Marjorie has worked professionally in the seniors care industry for the past 16 years and has assisted hundreds of families in the many transitions that aging presents. She was also the primary caregiver for her own mum, caring for her in her own home for the last year of her life. Together with her three sisters and many professional caregivers, they journeyed through the many transitions their eldercare role presented, discovering much about themselves and their unique elderhood paths along the way.
Combining the utilization of her compassionate nature with a proactive approach to planning, Marjorie strategises with family members and advocates so that they can get things done. This includes:
|Eldercare planning||Proactive planning creates a “Roadmap of Care” for the senior, relieving stress and worry for the family and hopefully avoiding a crisis from happening.|
|Ongoing senior care monitoring||Having a knowledgeable expert to coordinate services for seniors care is particularly useful for long distance and busy caregivers to avoid a detrimental effect on their own work and family life.|
|Relocation Assistance||When moving from the family home is the next step, having a guiding hand to research available seniors housing options, arrange tours. to handling all moving details through CareSmart’s new division All Settled In Seniors Relocation Services, supports both seniors and family members through the logistical and emotional stress of the moving process, making transitions easier, one step at a time.|
|Settling-In Transition Program||An experienced presence to deal with staff and presenting issues in the first month following a move ensures a senior’s successful integration into their new home and community setting.|