Bridgett’s first desire to work in healthcare started nearly 20 years ago as a result of the challenges she came across when her first son was an infant and faced many complex medical issues. It was so hard for her, as a young mother, to find the answers she needed to provide necessary care and treatment for her son. She knew there had to be a way to provide high quality care to people in need and guide those looking for answers through their caregiving journey.
Bridgett’s started in 1999 at Houston Medical Center in Warner Robins Georgia working in Labor and Delivery while seeking her degree in nursing from Middle Georgia State University in 2004. The knowledge she attained in nursing school helped her find the right diagnosis and treatment for her son who was diagnosed with a rare mitochondrial disorder. After walking this path herself, Bridgett’s realized that she had a passion to educate the public about services available to them and make it easier for them to find the ones they needed.
This passion is what led Bridgett to become a Clinical Educator for the Women’s Center and Pediatrics at Houston Medical Center. In 2010, Bridgett’s desire to reach more individuals on a larger scale led her into a new role for the largest Social Services provider in the United States as a Director of Nursing. She served a medically-fragile community population under Medicaid waiver programs in Georgia, helped open the first medically fragile group home in the state of Georgia. At this group home, DBHDD clients were able to be served in a home-like setting and receive around the clock skilled nursing care outside of a skilled environment. This showed her the power of partnering quality care and appropriate resources together as individuals navigate the healthcare system.
Bridgett’s experience working with a medically-fragile population also ignited her passion for seniors, especially those battling Alzheimer’s and Dementia. In 2014, she started working for Brookdale Senior Living overseeing care in multiple buildings as regional clinical support before eventually moving into the role of Business Development Director and Healthcare Liaison. In this role, Bridgett educated healthcare professionals, physicians, case managers, and families about the services available to seniors in her communities.
In 2017, Bridgett obtained her Master’s in Business Administration in Healthcare Management and accepted a role as the Regional Administrator of Hospice Operations for Encompass Hospice in the state of Georgia.
Bridgett accepted the opportunity to join the team at CaraVita Senior Care in September of 2019 as the Vice President of Business Development. In this role, she will be working to consistently grow partnerships amongst providers in the healthcare community and bring CaraVita’s loving care and resources to even more families in the Metro Atlanta area and beyond. Bridgett is excited to be a part of such a professional, quality-driven team.
Bridgett is married to Martin Skelton and together they have four children; Zach 19, Logan 13, Faye 9 and Noah 2. In her spare time (is that really a thing) she enjoys art museums, concerts, theatre, traveling, and spending quality time with each of her children. She has also continued her education in Interior Design with an Emphasis in Healthcare Interior Spaces designed for healing.
CaraVita Home Care delivers in-home care services for senior citizens in Metro Atlanta with the same care and attention as if they were our own family members. We achieve Our Loving Care in Your Loving Home by:
Having our experienced health care team design individual care plans that embrace wellness, restorative function, cognitive engagement, and foster independence.
Empowering our in-home caregivers and families with education in the latest skills needed to provide physical assistance, dementia care, medication/health maintenance tasks and the use of specialized equipment/technology.
Continuing to meet the needs of the community by being locally owned and active within the community as a resource for referrals within the continuum of care, education, dementia awareness, and support.
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