This month Fieldstone is proud to highlight Sue Jones in our Employee Spotlight. Sue, also known as "Susie Newmie," is the Campus Ambassador of Fieldstone Memory Care Yakima and Fieldstone OrchardWest. Sue is originally from Seattle, Washington where she lived for 56 years. She enjoyed living there, but she did not enjoy the traffic and weather. Sue has seven incredible children, five girls, and two boys, with 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. All of her daughters are happily married and currently live within two hours of Yakima. Four of her oldest granddaughters have graduated from college; the fifth granddaughter just made Sue a great-grandmother, and the rest of the grandchildren are babies or in school.
Respite Care, Caregiving
According to the Caregiver Alliance, the average family caregiver is a 49-year-old female who works a full-time job outside of the house and has elementary age children. Because her only focus is not being a caregiver, other demands on her time are bound to come up. Whether it is a business trip, vacation, a school recital or just needing some time for herself, help is needed. That is where respite care comes in.