Nancy Dykeman  CLTC, CSA

Nancy Dykeman CLTC, CSA

I've been a licensed insurance producer for over 20 years.  Prior to that I served as Funeral Director and co-owner of a family-owned funeral services company in northeast Iowa.   I began my career in 1985 as a care provider for an independent living and nursing home community.  I became a licensed nursing home administrator in 1989, operating large retirement communities, assisted living facilities, and nursing homes.   I was a caregiver for my mother for 20 years, my father for five years, my husband for several months, and a daughter, who survived cancer.   

I've been recognized nationally as a premier educator in the LTC field; a core instructor for The Corporation for Long-Term Care Certification (CLTC) since 2003, a former Chairman of the Board on the CLTC Board of Standards, and a faculty member of the Society of Certified Senior Advisors (CSA) from 2006-2013.   I was selected as a national presenter for The Women’s Project for Long-Term Care, providing education on this women’s issue, and a speaker with the Federal Long-term Care Program in 2001.

My goal is to prepare families for the physical, emotional, and financial consequences of needing care or providing care.

What you don't know about me:  Professionally trained vocalist and stage actor in Community Theatre.

Are you an early bird or a night owl?  My best gardening is early morning and my best time to focus on work is noon to 7:00 pm.

Favorite books/author:  "Still Alice", "Left Neglected", and "Every Note Played" by Lisa Genova

Favorite hobby/interests:  Our Granddaughters live next door and we are very included in their wonderful lives.