In 2009, Julie Kollada received a panicked call from her mother about a broken stove. After a long wandering conversation about a broken stove, broken lights, and a broken toaster, Julie realized that there wasn’t anything wrong with the appliances. But there was something wrong with her mother.
Julie was a busy entrepreneur already running another company. She had two young boys, a team of people relying on her, and suddenly her mother went from strong and independent to a woman she could barely recognize. Most importantly, her mother now needed her in a way that she wasn’t able to understand.
Julie, like many family members of those diagnosed with Dementia, was thrown in the deep end and had to figure out how to cope on her own.
For the last decade, Julie has been determined to bring together the right people and the right resources to offer the guidance and care services she was given at that point in her life. Her passion to create a home for clients, employees, and partners who share a mission to not only offer care, but inspired care that goes above and beyond the basics, is what has allowed Open Arms to flourish into the unique, heart-centered organization that it is today.
Open Arms believes that with the right education and support, we can help clients to live with joy, peace, and purpose. Guided by our mission and values, we embrace clients, employees, and partners who want to reimagine an inspired way to engage the chronic care journey.
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