Meet your advisor in Frederick
Kriste Kidd- MA, CT, CSA
I am a native of Frederick, MD, and was primarily raised by my grandparents. As a child, I was my grandfather’s shadow. And through him, I learned the value of hard work, being trustworthy and dependable, and giving back to the community. As an adult, my role shifted, and I became the caregiver for my grandparents for over eleven years. My grandmother had Alzheimer’s disease and my grandfather had his own chronic conditions, which made caregiving challenging. My grandparents were my world, and this personal experience led me to my educational path of obtaining a master’s degree in thanatology (the study of aging, death, dying, grief and bereavement), and eventually to entering the geriatric healthcare field in 2012.
During my tenure with hospice and as an executive director of an assisted living community, I saw first-hand the difficulties seniors and their families faced when making healthcare decisions. I understood their concerns on a personal level. Professionally, I found that lending an ear, providing resources for support and helping them navigate through tough choices was more than just a job; it was my calling.
As an Oasis Senior Advisor, I continue my passion for supporting older adults and their families in the following areas: Frederick, Myersville, Washington County, Carroll County, Loudoun County and more. If you or a loved one are looking for the right senior housing community and may not know where to start or have questions, I can help. I will work with you to help meet your goals, reduce time and stress, and provide extensive information for you to make a well-informed decision about senior living options. Life transitions can be difficult, but with the right support, they can be a positive time by maintaining dignity and promoting quality of life.