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Meet Adria Thompson
M.A., CCC-SLP

Founder & CEO

Be Light Care Consulting

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Media Email:

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1267

Corbin, KY 40701

A Little About Adria

Adria Thompson as Be Light Care Consulting has solidified her role as a dementia care innovator, creating more than 400 evidence-based, concise videos, reaching a global audience of 300,000+ followers and revolutionizing dementia education accessibility. Her work includes national speaking engagements and fostering impactful collaborations, enhancing dementia care through strategic content and expert insights.

 

As a seasoned speech-language pathologist, she applies direct care experience to address communication challenges in dementia, making complex care concepts accessible and actionable for caregivers, and seeking collaborators to further their mission of improving dementia care practices globally. 

 

Adria aims to transform dementia care and seek collaborators to join her mission, emphasizing a hands-on approach to improving lives with a background in speech therapy and a deep commitment to the caregiving community.

Professional Experience

September 2021-Present

May 2018- September 2021

March 2017- May 2018

March 2017- May 2018

Founder & CEO, Be Light Care Consulting

• Coauthored a company-wide dementia training program named Valuable.
• Conducted in-person and virtual training sessions of Valuable for PT/OT/SLPs across 14 states. Implemented individualized evidence-based interventions for patients with dementia, aiming to enhance intervention efficiency, increase caseload, and foster collaboration.

Team Lead - Speech Language Pathologist,
The Weston Group at The Lantern Alzheimer's Center

• Coauthored a company-wide dementia training program named Valuable.
• Conducted in-person and virtual training sessions of Valuable for PT/OT/SLPs across 14 states. Implemented individualized evidence-based interventions for patients with dementia, aiming to enhance intervention efficiency, increase caseload, and foster collaboration.
• Monthly teaching of dementia approach strategies and communication strategies to nursing staff at inservices and new hire orientations.
• Managed all clerical duties for two facilities, including insurance verifications, running caseload and billing reports. Actively participated in facility stand-up meetings and care conferences.
• Delivered skilled home health and outpatient speech therapy for individuals in a personal care facility.

Speech Language Pathologist, Diversicare Therapy Service

• Coauthored a company-wide dementia training program named Valuable.
• Conducted in-person and virtual training sessions of Valuable for PT/OT/SLPs across 14 states. Implemented individualized evidence-based interventions for patients with dementia, aiming to enhance intervention efficiency, increase caseload, and foster collaboration.

Speech Language Pathologist, Signature Healthcare

• Coauthored a company-wide dementia training program named Valuable.
• Conducted in-person and virtual training sessions of Valuable for PT/OT/SLPs across 14 states. Implemented individualized evidence-based interventions for patients with dementia, aiming to enhance intervention efficiency, increase caseload, and foster collaboration.

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Education

Eastern Kentucky University

Eastern Kentucky University

Board of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology

The American Speech-Language Hearing Association

International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners

National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners

Master of Science, Communication Disorders

Bachelor of Arts, Communication Disorders

Licensed Speech Language Pathologist,
States: Kentucky and Washington

Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology,
See Credential

Certified Montessori Dementia Care Professional®

Certified Dementia Practitioner®

Meet the Team

Meet the other team members who serve Be Light Care Consulting, on a mission to improve the lives of people with dementia.

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