“A life of significance is about serving those who need your gifts, your leadership, your purpose.” Kevin Hall
HUB 127 member Wendi Tingley has devoted her life to helping families and caregivers navigate home care, hospice, and the end-of-life transition.
Raised in Gibson County and a graduate of the PCHS class of ’91, Tingley earned an Associate Degree in nursing from Wabash Valley Community College and entered the field as a hospice nurse, providing both at home and inpatient care. During that time, she moved into supervisory roles and ultimately served as Director of Clinical Services for Deaconess Home Health. In addition, she pursued a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master’s of Science in Nursing – Management and Leadership from Western Governors University.
With more than 15 years in the home health and hospice field, Tingley now serves as the Home and Hospice Care Clinical Resource Director for the Indiana Association for Home and Hospice Care (IAHHC). IAHHC is a state association that serves as a voice for Indiana’s home care and hospice agencies. The organization works at the state level to influence legislation and also with Medicaid and the Medicare Advantage Plan.
In her current role, Tingley is an advocate and educator for IAHHC members. Along with her colleagues, she is also working to create a statewide home health aid training using online platforms. Not only will this provide consistency in training but will also alleviate a burden for agencies who are often understaffed.
Tingley is passionate about her work and the service she is providing through IAHHC. “Although it’s not hands-on nursing, what I’m doing is still very clinical. I’m able to help agencies provide the hands-on care. I’m still able to play a very active role in providing care and advocating for changes to prepare for this next generation of baby boomers who are coming in.”
You’ll find Tingley working at the HUB 127 most days of the week, and she’s never too busy to chat over a cup of coffee or lunch. She appreciates the opportunity that coworking at the HUB provides for both social interactions and the professional environment. As she says, “When I’m on a zoom or team meeting, it’s not my home, it’s not my dogs jumping around in the background. And I love being downtown. Being from Princeton I’ve always loved the downtown area and having the opportunity to see all the activity on the square.”
In the future, we look forward to Tingley’s guest posts, addressing topics around home healthcare, hospice, and end of life planning that we often don’t think about. In the meantime, you can find out more about IAHHC at their website, or connect with Wendi on LinkedIn.