Program Success Mother's Day 2015 | Page 18

After high school , Gloria went through the normal motions of trying to find herself . In college she studied to be a legal assistant and CNA . She worked for hospitals , health agencies , and nursing homes . Each instance she would always find herself puzzled with the same concern as to why so many businesses functioned without care for the individuals they served . She pledged to herself that one day she would own her own business that would provide better service because “ I would do it with love and compassion ,” she explains .
Gloria made her dream a reality after a conversation with a client who convinced her that now was a better time than ever to do what you really want to do . In 2007 she started the process of securing her licensing for administrator and business ownership in the home health industry . Today Gloria is the proud owner of Compassionate Caregivers , Inc ., Assisted Living Care Home Environment .
Always willing to accept a challenge , Gloria specializes in the care of Alzheimer and Dementia patients , both her industry deems difficult . She believes there comes a time in every person ’ s life when they need a little assistance . If not themselves , they have concerns about the care of our grandparents , parents , and loved ones . Gloria started Compassionate Caregivers to provide a warm , vibrant and caring community for such individuals . She hires only staff members that are dedicated to helping her residents live life to the fullest .
Front Cover Feature Gloria A . Miller Business Owner , community Leader Jacksonville , Florida Mother ' s 2015
As a mother of 6 children , Gloria has 6 grandchildren and 15 god-children whose lives she is an active participant . She is a mentor , a community leader in domestic violence , involved in ALS Foundation , March of Dimes and the Lupus Foundation . It amazing she would find time for anything else , but she was also crowned Ms . Jacksonville and was the Second Runner-Up for Ms . Corporate America .
“ Becoming a Queen was a personal quest for me because it gives me an addition platform to assist young women in overcoming obstacles . Beauty is not a birth-right but a by-product of yes – love and appreciation , but also pain and longsuffering . Every woman can wear a crown and sash as a symbol of their perseverance and success ,” Gloria explains .