I began my healthcare career as a Registered Respiratory Therapist for 17 years at Porter Hospital, after moving here in 1979 from South Dakota. Following working at the hospital, I was the therapy manager and marketing director of a statewide respiratory home care company. This then led me to working as marketing director/liaison for assisted living, long term care and rehab, and medical home care which gave me the experience and knowledge of many different facets of senior care and housing.
I personally saw and felt the frustrations families and seniors experienced while trying to navigate all of the paperwork and options that are associated with living arrangements or government health benefits. I witnessed their struggles when given incorrect or not enough information to make good choices by people or companies who may not have, in my opinion, been in the industry for the right reasons or who were not experienced or knowledgeable in this industry. I have dedicated my life to helping seniors and their families make educated, well informed decisions at a time in life that should be reserved for enjoying grandchildren, loved ones and the highest level of daily enjoyment that is possible.
At this time, I knew what I needed to do and the direction I needed to go. The company name came as I was listening to my pastor and his sermon on “What’s in your heart---are you doing what you are here to do to serve?” Thus, “Heart 2 Heart 4 Seniors” was born! My healthcare and senior living ... Read more
Laura Gillesse is a Senior Transition Specialist and Traveling Notary for Heart 2 Heart 4 Seniors. She is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University, where she received a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. Laura has been working with seniors since 2002. While in high ... Read more