About Senior Living in Bethesda, MD

Jill’s Harbor’s Mission

At Jill’s Harbor, our heart has always been for offering compassionate and quality care to seniors in need. We believe that premium, high-quality care should be available to all seniors to help them live their lives to the fullest. As a resident at our senior citizen center in Bethesda, you will experience unique services that are tailored to your specific needs and focused on the joy of living. Every senior is special, and our team focuses on engaging our residents so they feel purpose and joy within their daily lives.

We believe in helping residents develop their sense of purpose as they enter a new stage of life. Seniors are capable of living a full life that they can enjoy, and should not be treated as helpless or powerless. At Jill’s Harbor, we believe in enhancing seniors’ sense of agency and ability to accomplish all they set out to do. Our team is committed to providing quality care that is fun and life giving, and helps our residents enjoy each day in a new and exciting way.

Our Mission

To empower seniors to live a joyful life full of purpose, meaning and variety. With premium tailored care delivered in a lively and socially active community, we aim to compassionately nurture each resident’s unique personality.

Our Vision

We envision a world in which seniors can retain their freedom and individuality through each stage of retirement, and our retirement home in Bethesda views senior living as an opportunity, not an obligation. We want to see seniors living life to the fullest, enjoying stimulating activities that encourage them to pursue their interests and explore exciting new hobbies.

How We Care

At Jill’s Harbor, our team will sit with you and your family as you begin to take steps toward finding care. We specialize in providing the utmost quality care as you navigate this new season of life. We want to create a treatment plan with you that suits your family’s unique situation and enhances purpose and enjoyment of life at any age. Whether that may include residential assisted living, hospice care, or respite care, our team at Jill’s Harbor is ready to help. Give us a call today to learn more about our Bethesda senior living services!

Meet Our Owner

As a Registered Nurse with 20 years of experience, Gigi has dedicated her career to providing exceptional care experiences. Her journey in healthcare has taken her through various settings, from hospitals to long-term care facilities. Throughout her extensive nursing background, which also includes leadership positions in population health, clinical education, and healthcare technology, her passion for working with seniors has remained constant.

In addition to holding both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in nursing, Gigi has earned her EssentiALZ certification from the Alzheimer’s Association and is a Certified Dementia Practitioner, allowing her to provide comprehensive support and care to individuals facing these challenging conditions.

In 2021, a personal experience changed the course of her professional journey. After being diagnosed with breast cancer and tragically losing her mother to the same disease, she was profoundly moved to honor her mother’s legacy and pursue her mother’s unfulfilled dream. Her mother, Jill, a dedicated nurse in long-term care, shared her regret of never opening her own care home for seniors. Fueled by a newfound understanding of the preciousness of life, Gigi made a decision to open a residential assisted living home, embodying her mother’s values of compassionate, dignified, person-centered care.

In addition to her dedication to seniors, Gigi actively contributes to her community as a Bethesda Chamber of Commerce member. She is also an advocate for women’s health, striving to educate women about early breast cancer screening and treatment. She shares her personal experience and empowers others to prioritize their well-being.

Gigi is truly passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of seniors and their families. With her extensive nursing experience, specialized expertise in dementia care, and a heartfelt commitment to honoring her mother’s legacy, Gigi strives to provide exceptional care and support to those entrusted to Jill’s Harbor residential assisted living facility.

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