Dedra Jize, OT, CSA
Geriatric Care Manager
Dedra Jize holds a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from San Jose State University and is a Certified Senior Advisor and Geriatric Care Manager. Dedra has worked as a Caregiver Support Coordinator and Activity Assistant for the Alzheimer’s Activity Center in San Jose, as a Foster Care Provider with Advent Group Ministries, and as an Occupational Therapist at Good Samaritan Hospital. Dedra has also worked as a hospital volunteer at Kaiser Hospital, assisting in patient discharge and helping patients with directions and various needs.
Dedra resides in San Jose with her husband, Nicholas. Together they have raised two wonderful daughters. She enjoys gardening, home decorating, and volunteering at her church.
“What I enjoy the most about my job is when people say, ‘Wow, I feel like a huge burden has been lifted off me.’ Being able to help people who feel they are alone, who feel like they lack critical information, and who don’t know where to turn is very rewarding.”