Patricia O’Hora, RN, BSN, CCM, Owner has been a practicing Registered Nurse for more than 30 years. Her career began at Hackensack University Medical Center, and she cared for patients there for over twenty years. Ten years ago, she began focusing her practice on the geriatric population while working in home care and hospice. It was then that she realized the great need for care and specialized programs in our community for the aging population. Thus, Pat’s desire to provide additional support services and programs, like those provided at Senior Connections, was cemented.
Though she has spent years focusing on the needs of the elderly in her community from a professional perspective, Pat and her family also have a very personal connection to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Pat’s mom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2008. Since the diagnosis, Pat has performed extensive research on the causes of memory loss and ways to slow its progression. In 2009, Pat established The Alzheimer’s & Dementia Center at Senior Connections. This center focuses on cognitive stimulation for people with memory loss.
In addition to her education and experience as a nurse, Pat also holds a National Certification for Case Management (CCM) in order to further assist her clients and their families in developing an appropriate plan of care.
Donna Roman, LPN, is a nurse with 30 years’ experience in geriatric nursing care in the hospital, assisted living, and private home settings. She coordinates the medication distribution at Senior Connections, in conjunction with Founder and Owner, Pat O’Hora, and supports clients at the center with certain activities of daily living during their visits. She also leads the Senior Connections group exercise program.
Kay Keary has worked with the elderly in private settings and has a background in psychology. She has years of private duty care experience with mature adults, with extensive work with clients with memory impairments. AT Senior Connections, Kay manages the technology-based portion of the brain fitness program, and works one-on-one with each client to ensure their progress.
Jane Ban is the Senior Connections transportation specialist and guides a variety of engaging activities with our participants in the afternoons.
To schedule a personal tour of Senior Connections, please contact us online or call (201) 857-3558.
Senior Connections proudly serves Bergen County, New Jersey and the surrounding area.