I didn’t set out to start a company like Life with Dignity. I have been a business owner for 14 years. I own a little company called Remedease. It started out as a professional organizing company to simply support people who were overwhelmed from life crisis or just didn’t have the gene that 40% of us get and the other 60% wish for, (the organization gene). It was a simple dream. What is that saying? “Man makes plans and God laughs.” Let me just say I make him laugh a lot. The good thing is I generally am aware when I am being led.
Over the years Remedease grew a reputation for helping with the most difficult cases. I developed a personal reputation for assisting “Compulsive accumulators”, (Hoarders) with working with their disorder. A few years ago Remedease began expanded services in the area advocacy. Simultaneously, the opportunity to collaborate with American Bank and Trust to start a OBRA trust in our community. It was of these events that Life with Dignity and the Life with Dignity Pooled Trust emerged.
Remedease still remains a thriving business but my role is greatly dissipated and I have passed on the baton to loyal and trusted professionals. My focus is now on LWD. I have the benefit of collaborating on a daily basis with Jennifer Johnson at American Bank and Trust who is an expert in public benefits. I am blessed with a caring and effective assistant, Dennis Heraty. A new face, Tammy Dixson is a welcome addition to our team. Tammi has a masters degree in Pastoral Counseling and also is a volunteer instructor for Mental Health First Aid offered through Linden Oaks. Tammi has an extensive background in Mental Health having run group homes for many years. I personally have a special training and experiential training background through Remedease, as a guardian, foster parent and care giver/advocate for my own mother, brother and uncle. We have a focused specialty in Mental Health an area that we believe is under resourced. Together this team is motivated to serve collaboratively for the betterment of those in our community.