"The only way to do great work is to love what you do. And the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great."
 -Steve Jobs
Joana Olaru, Long Term Care Nurse



I find deep personal satisfaction in being able to make a positive difference in the lives of the residents I  have the privilege to serve.


* Nursing Degree from Romania, followed by decades of experience.

* Masters Degree in Geriatrics & Nursing Homes Administration from Belgium.


*closely manage the care of all residents according to their   wishes  with their family & under their doctors orders.


* provide direct care on a regular basis.

*owner of Alpine House since 1996.



It doesn’t take a prescription to dispense comfort, compassion, and caring,

                     MY GUIDING PRINCIPLES 

*Grant to others the respect and decency we seek for ourselves.

*Acknowledge and value individual differences. Celebrate personal strengths.
*Honor the wisdom that comes with aging and life-experience. 

Sometimes I inspire my residents; more often they inspire me.
Loving Caregivers for Elderly Parents in Foster Care Home
Experienced Caregivers in our Residential Care Facility
Creative Activities for people with Dementia
Meaningful & Fun Activities for Bedridden Residents

 CAREGIVER : just another word to describe a person strong enough to tolerate anything and soft enough to understand anyone.




All Alpine House CAREGIVERS have at least 3 years of hands-on direct care experience as Nursing Assistants in other long-term care facilities or community care settings, current CPR & First Aid, annual continuing education training &, above all things, genuine compassion & empathy for the elderly.


*emphasize the positive, the enjoyable - creatively, imaginatively. 

*earn one's trust through genuine care and commitment to their well-being

Sundowners Syndrome in Alzeimer's - Memory Care Facillity
Occupational Therapy in Nursing Home Setting for Spinal Cord Injury
Restorative Activities in Nursing Homes
KINDNESS: Treatment of Agitation & Sundowning in Dementia (Lewy Body or Vascular Dementia)

I thank my caregivers for the dedicated work they do and the kindness they deliver on a daily basis. The care they provide day after day serves me as a reminder of the fundamental humanity inside us.