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,”
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.
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.
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