Salimah Jones APRN, FNP-C
Registered Nurse, Katherine Trevino is no stranger to challenges. She was forced to mature quickly after becoming a parent at the young age of 16. Desperate to not fall in line with the stigma associated with teen pregnancies, Katherine graduated high school, earned her associate’s degree in nursing, and purchased a home so that she could support her family. She went on to earn her bachelor’s degree and has been enjoying a successful nursing career for the past 25 years.
A SERIES OF TRAGEDIES
Working as a critical care travel nurse the latter part of her career, Katherine moved back home to help her parents after her stepfather was diagnosed with ALS. She then suffered a number of traumatic events, including the passing of several close family members, then the destruction of the home she grew up in as a result of a devastating house fire.
The process of caring for her disabled father and attempting to rebuild their home, led to a paradigm shift in Katherine’s life as well as her career. She witnessed the difficulties associated with locating reliable contractors, as a limited number displayed that they truly comprehended their needs. This ignited a passion in Katherine to start a senior house calls referral business. She has now taken her years of providing care to patients in hospitals, and combined it with her personal experience to help the elderly and disabled in their homes.
Katherine currently works part time as a nurse on the recovery unit. She continues to live with her mother, providing her with the support she needs. Now the owner of House Calls Home Referrals Inc., Katherine is also living out her passion for helping others. Given her first-hand knowledge she understands that “for many senior homeowners and their caregivers, finding a trustworthy contractor can be a challenge.” House Calls Home Referrals Inc. provides a simple solution to connect homeowners with licensed, pre-screened, and trusted home service professionals free of charge.
Katherine serves as an example of how life’s challenges can lead you on incredible new journeys. She credits her parents as being her biggest inspiration, especially her father who showed her the value of hard work throughout her life. Her advice to aspiring nurse entrepreneurs is to have a vision, a plan, and the courage to go for it. She uses a white board to stay on track for achieving her personal and business goals.
CONNECT WITH KATHERINE
If you would like to connect with Katherine you may visit her website at http://contractorsatyourdoor.com. Here you can learn about her free services for homeowners and subscribe to her informative newsletter. Katherine can also be reached by visiting her social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, or by contacting her at her office in Algonquin, Illinois.
House Calls Home Referrals
801W. Algonquin Rd. #7862
Algonquin, IL 60102
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About the Author
Hi I’m Salimah Jones, Family Nurse Practitioner, bestselling author, and expert nursing career consultant. I am the Founder of The Nursing Guide, an online support community dedicated to helping aspiring and current nurses achieve their professional goals. I provide practical solutions to solve problems with finances, learning difficulties, motivation, work-life-balance, and lack of a strong social support system. My mission is to provide you with the tools to conquer any challenge so that you can become your own success story. Please subscribe to this blog and don’t forget to sign up for your free membership on The Nursing Guide Website.
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