Kara Miller is Mind & Memory Care Director at New Pond Village, a job in which she is responsible for maintaining the quality of services and supporting caregivers, family, friends and everyone involved in a resident’s caregiving team.
Kara graduated from Assumption College in Worcester, Mass., with a bachelor’s degree in social and rehabilitation services and a minor in psychology. As a senior, she interned at an adult day health center.
“I knew then that I was meant to work with an aging population, particularly with those with dementia,” she says.
She worked at skilled nursing facilities for 17 years before coming to New Pond Village. Kara is a certified Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care trainer, a certified dementia care manager and a certified dementia practitioner through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.
Kara is passionate about ensuring residents have the best quality of life possible and says the best part of her job is building relationships with residents.
“There is not one day that is the same, which I love,” she says, adding, “I also love laughing with the residents; I love listening to them.”
When she’s not working, Kara enjoys spending time with her husband and their German shepherd, Ziva; attending her nieces’ and nephews’ sporting events; being with family; traveling; cooking; and doing puzzles.