I'm in my 20s supporting the three generations that surround me:
My grandma lives by herself with 24-hour care. My mom struggles to take care of my grandma's needs while managing her health. My daughter who is growing rapidly every day needs my love and support.
On my journey as a caregiver, I have gained a lot of knowledge about elderly care, the emotional toll, and the family conflicts that come with helping a loved one. As a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, I want to empower family caregivers to make the best financial decisions for their family.
Every birthday starts with a wish, the hope that you can soak in every little memory for as long as possible. One day, my grandparents are picking me up from school and the next they are waiting for my high school ceremony to end.
Every moment with my grandparents is a sacred part of my memory.
No matter how my life turned my grandparents always found a way to be present in my life. Even when we lived an hour away, my grandparents were always just a phone call away. Whether it's advice about school or boys, I always knew I was getting honest advice.
After my grandfather passed away suddenly in 2016, my grandma had to live without her soulmate and partner of 60 years. Even though my grandma was grieving, we wanted to ensure her that life was worth living.
When Covid hit, we decided to move back to my hometown to take care of my grandma. A couple of months after moving back home, my grandma fell and fractured her hip. Since then, it has been difficult for her to walk and function the way she did before. Repeated falls and health scares have gotten her to know the ER staff well.
I've been there. I'm raising my daughter and supporting two generations of elders. As a fee-only CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, I weave together my knowledge, your financial information, and reasonable assumptions so you can make the best decisions for your family.
In order to provide the best quality of care to our clients, Danielle is continuous learner. Danielle is currently obtaining her Masters in Advanced Financial Planning Program, Taxation Option at Golden Gate University.
The bottom line is that I can help you with balancing your money, time, and heart to care for everyone you love.
Each new day brings a wealth of new opportunities to learn and teach others. Below is the link to my blog, where I will be sharing stories of the tribulations that I have had while caregiving and how we overcame those obstacles.
Here's a guide to what I have learned as a Sandwich Generation family member: