Crystal Slusser, LPN
Founder, Director of Operations
Crystal has over 8 years’ experience in the nursing field with a focus predominately in senior living administration and leadership. Her areas of concentration include those living with dementia and other cognitive maladies. Being a mentor to those who have chosen to pursue healthcare and care giving specifically, is a particularly meaningful aspect to her role in leadership.
Crystal has a heart for people and excels in providing leadership through experience and example. Being able to play a direct role in providing support, compassion, companionship, and care to those in her community is a valued privilege.
Crystal’s career began a bit later in life due to fulfilling the role of primary caregiver for her own family members. This included her daughter who was born with several serious congenital conditions and her grandmother whom she cared for in her own home throughout her battle with dementia from diagnosis until her death. During her time as a caregiver, Crystal worked closely with multiple specialties including both home care and hospice organizations. Being highly involved in the care provided lead to invitations to sit on multiple patient advisory boards providing input for both improving patient care and quality assurance.
“Having personally experienced how difficult it can be to find quality, compassionate care for a loved one provided the inspiration to pursue the field professionally. Creating a company that focuses on all aspects of care while maintaining integrity and empathy for those in my care has been a lifelong desire. Being able to provide this service to others and function as both an advocate and a guide is truly a calling.”
Crystal excels in providing leadership through experience and example. Being able to play a direct role in providing support, compassion, companionship, and care to those in her community is a valued privilege.
Crystal is a Virginia native and relocated to the Lowcountry with her family in 2011. In her spare time, you will find her spending time with her family. Together they enjoy film, arts, music, gaming, history, gardening, and spending time in nature. She currently resides in Summerville with her family and several fur babies.
Family Liaison — Community Outreach Director
My name is Lori Meredith, and I am the Family Liaison-Community Relations Director with Aura Home Care and Concierge. My career working with seniors began after I attended USC Beaufort and pursued a degree in Human Services with a gerontology concentration. I completed a one-year internship with Agape Hospice of Charleston and fell in love with the senior population. I began my career as a caregiver working for a home care company and quickly was promoted to client care coordinator. I was given the opportunity to become a life enrichment coordinator for a memory care unit which blossomed into med tech supervisor, assistant to the Director of Nursing and then memory care supervisor in an assisted living/memory care community. My work philosophy centers around the core value that it is our honor and responsibility to serve our senior population and enrich their lives in every aspect possible.