Wendy Rickenbach-Barclay is the proud owner of CarePatrol Gulf Coast serving Sarasota and Manatee Counties, the top placement agency for any market. She is known as the local expert and educator within the senior placement industry and is recognized as a senior care thought leader. Wendy is a Certified Senior Advisor, Certified Dementia Practitioner, Certified Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Trainer and Certified Transition Care Fellow; has served on the Board of the Sarasota County Aging Network as well as chaired the Venice Chamber Senior Resource Group. She is also a trusted partner with several local non-profits serving Sarasota County such as Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson's, Senior Friendship Centers, Parkinson Place as well as Meals on Wheels.
Before CarePatrol, Wendy had a career in the stock brokerage industry for over 18 years. Wendy moved toward CarePatrol upon the realization that we have a community in crisis...lack of caregivers and lack of financial structure and planning.
Wendy and her husband, Trey, do this as a part of their ministry to serve and provide unbiased education to families. They are passionate about educating families on the pros and cons of each care option as well as educating families on ways to pay for care and connect them with community resources like elder law attorneys, financial advisers, CPA's, realtors, private duty caregivers, moving companies and more. When Wendy and Trey are not working with families, you will find them serving non-profits who support seniors in the community, out on their boat, fishing, diving, snorkeling, hosting dinner parties or maybe even taking a Disney Cruise or two.