Elaine Latten, a SBDC client working with our offices in Columbia, South Carolina recently published her first book. Elaine has a passion for helping others and her extensive knowledge in senior care has given her the opportunity to do just that. Below is an outline of Elaine’s journey to become an author and entrepreneur.
I wanted to start Eldercare Education Outreach and Planning as a business to help seniors; that was always my focus. Seniors are some of the most vulnerable population of our society. When I started this journey, I had no idea where it was going to lead me. To help me facilitate my business goals, I decided to use the information that I journaled and write a book about our journey caring for our elderly parent. I hope our story can become a gift for many. I have many life stories of happiness, sadness, and everything in between. Sometimes life gives you the opportunity to express out loud the joy of simply being present.My goal is to be a sign of encouragement and a voice for the seniors and their caregivers who can’t speak for themselves. I have met so many people who have experienced similar stories with parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, who suffered with Dementia and Alzheimers. It is my time to end the silence and become a voice to help others.I will tell this story of our struggle as often as I can, and every time I tell it, I hope it helps to heal your family as well as our family. Our family was broken but we survived. Our hearts will mend and our faith in God and each other grow stronger every day.