Welcome Michelle Wile!

Cheer is excited to announce Michelle Wile, MSW as a member of the Cheer Team. Michelle joins Cheer with over 10 years of experience in Geriatric Health Care. Driven by a passion for providing person-centered support for older adults experiencing chronic health issues, Michelle uses creative approaches focused on connection first at the heart of every interaction with clients.

Like many in the field of home care, Michelle’s -Why- is rooted in a childhood spent watching her grandparents take in and care for family and community members across generations. Inspired by their legacy, Michelle has worked across the country supporting Older Adults and gaining a wealth of experiences along the way. Starting out in New Orleans, Michelle worked as an Inpatient Social Work Intern at a large acute care hospital while completing her Master’s Degree. She moved on to work as a Family Support Specialist in the Greater Boston area leading support groups and providing one on one education and consultation to Family caregivers who were taking care of their loved ones who had neurodegenerative diseases such as Dementia or Parkinson’s.

After one too many blizzards Michelle and her family moved to sunny San Diego where she spent the last 7 years working with TheKey (formerly Home Care Assistance). During this time Michelle spent 3 years developing and implementing a one on one and group activities-based program designed to focus on bringing joy and purpose into the lives of individuals experiencing cognitive changes. Seeing the light in client’s eyes when they once again felt the pride of mastering a new challenge tailored to their abilities, the joy of being able to share a special accomplishment from their life with guided conversation or the soothing effect of singing along to a song from their past was endlessly exciting and sparked a new passion in Michelle. She later moved into a Care Management role that allowed her to build out teams of direct care staff who were navigating the care needs of older adult clients with Dementia, Parkinson’s, ALS, Cancer, Post-Stroke, Mental Health and end of life care needs.

Michelle’s educational background, earning a Bachelors of Science in Social Work from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s of Social Work from Tulane University, have prepared her for taking a empathy driven, solution focused approach to collaborating with the multitude of systems client’s and their families need to navigate including healthcare systems, family dynamics and their direct care team. Combined with years of real-world application Michelle is excited to bring best practices in senior care to you and your loved ones.

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