Friend Care for your Loved One


People need connection.

Hi, I’m Hope and I have specialized training in geriatric care. For over 30 years, I’ve worked with older people and people with Alzheimers and other dementias.

I provide authentic connection that improves a person’s quality of life. I lead with empathy, my method is based on cutting edge science, and the results are life changing.

The most common pathology I saw was not heart disease or diabetes; it was loneliness.
— Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, Harvard Business Review 2017

An Evidence-Based Approach

Friend Care: Beyond Aides and Companions

Sharing a laugh, talking about favorite experiences and memories, finding ways to modify activities that once brought joy and satisfaction are what a friend brings to a relationship. The techniques that I have developed over 30 years to provide Friend Care addresses the isolation that your loved one may be experiencing as his or her abilities to engage in meaningful relationships, experiences and activities becomes limited because of physical or mental challenges. 

Aides and companions can provide help to overcome some of the physical challenges of everyday life, but Friend Care is about providing the mental stimulation and engagement that makes someone feel alive and less isolated. My Friend Care gives families peace of mind that their loved one is not only safe, but happy.

Who benefits from this work?

Whether your loved one is bed-bound, home-bound, or up for outings, authentic friendship will transform their experience of life. I work with people with dementia including Alzheimers, sight or hearing impairment, social anxiety, general depression, loneliness, and isolation. No matter the state of your loved one, this type of focused connection can change the neuroplasticity of the brain and alter their sense of well-being and purpose.


Here are some of my Friends.

Watching Hope work with my mom was inspirational. The connection she created was remarkable. Much of their time together focused on the joyful experiences and people in mom’s life.

What I really appreciated was how my mother recalled the conversations that she and Hope had. It’s easy to think that a loved one with Alzheimers is ‘not all there.’ That’s rarely the case. Hope miraculously taps into the goodness and love that her clients want to share.
— Peter Gordon

Let’s chat about your loved one.