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  Consultant Name Jessica Peltonen
  Company Name TMG
  Phone Number 715-401-0049
  E-Mail JPeltonen@tmgwisconsin.com

Work History (starting with most recent)

Name of Agency Date of Employment Job Title
TMG 1/25/2016 IRIS Consultant

Care Responsibilities

Your TMG IRIS consultant is your partner as you create a plan that meets your needs and stays within your IRIS budget. Your TMG IRIS consultant can connect you to resources in your area, and will be a great source of information for any questions you have

Educational Background

Name of Institution Major/Degree Degree Obtained Date Obtained
Concordia University Photography/Psychology No 12/1/2001
Milwaukee Area Technical College General Programming No 5/1/2004
Northcentral technical college Health Care Business Services No 5/1/2011

Credentials

Name of Certification / Accreditation Certifying Agency Date Certification was Obtained
Activity Director NCAAP 5/1/2012
Dementia Health Care Response UWO 6/1/2015
Dementia Specialist Alzheimer's Association 5/1/2015
Nursing Assistant State of Wisconsin 8/1/2003

Specialties (e.g., working with autism, the elderly, employment for people with disabilities or youth in transition, mental health, experience with assisted technology)

Prior to TMG I've worked in nursing homes providing recreational activities that help people stay active in their community. I've completed multiple activities and certifications that revolve around individuals with dementia and approaches to health and well-being that are apart from medications (such as the use of music through the MUSIC & MEMORY Program of Wisconsin).

County/Region I'm familiar with

Ashland, Iron, Price

Languages or Communication Skills

English

I'm comfortable with pets in the home

Yes

More about me

How do you Partner with people to 'clear the path ahead'?
I partner with people in the community with the thought that the people I interact with are the team-leaders. I'm here to assist and help to keep people part of the community while finding services that allow them to be independent as possible.

What's your favorite thing about being an IRIS consultant?
My favorite thing about being an IRIS Consultant is the sense of community and independence that I can assist in creating.

What past experience prepared you to become an IRIS Consultant?
The path that has led me to being a TMG IRIS Consultant started while working in long-term nursing home care. I was always passionate about independence, in whatever form, and found that the more we take away, the less someone may be able to do. My goal has always been to maintain or improve independence to help create or maintain a beautiful quality of life in whatever setting.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Being part of the north woods community has allowed me to enjoy much of the beautiful outdoors with my family. We enjoy everything about nature! I hunt, fish, and enjoy camping. I also enjoy volunteering within the community and spending time at the lake or watching my children participate in sports.

WI DHS/DLTC/F-01486 (04/2015)