Articles on "Decision Making"

Solve Long-Term Care Issues
June 27, 2014 9:37 pm

Solve Long-Term Care Issues

An Ombudsman Can Help ­The word “Ombudsman” is a Swedish term for a person who acts as a third party in resolving problems. A Long-Term Care Ombudsman can assist consumers who are choosing long-term care providers (nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, retirement communities, adult day care programs and home care agencies) by offering information on an individual provider’s services, history of complaints and their licensure status. Ombudsmen are advocates who work to improve the quality of life for seniors and […]

GeriatriCare Management, Inc.–Real-Life Story
August 15, 2013 4:08 pm

GeriatriCare Management, Inc.–Real-Life Story

Rescuers don’t always wear uniforms and use sirens. For Richard Johnson, rescue arrived in the form of geriatric care manager Stephanie Thomopoulos. Stephanie is the founder and president of GeriatriCare Management, Inc., a care management firm serving the entire Washington, D.C. area. During his early 70s, Richard’s life was in crisis. At the time he was living with his ailing father. Richard had faced a lifetime of social, physical and mental challenges, and he was now completely dependent on his […]

Time to Connect–Seabury Resources for Aging
August 14, 2013 5:46 pm

Time to Connect–Seabury Resources for Aging

By Christy Brudin Whether you are forging a friendship or building a business, creating strong bonds is hard work. In a world filled with quick solutions and easy fixes, the act of building relationships still requires perseverance. Connecting takes time. Seabury Resources for Aging has been taking the time to connect with older adults in the greater Washington, D.C. area for nearly 90 years. The private, nonprofit organization focuses on providing personalized, affordable services and housing options to help older […]

August 8, 2013 4:00 pm

National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Manager Announce Benchmarking Study

In a collaborative effort, Home Care Pulse will conduct this independent Benchmarking Study for the Geriatric Care Industry with input from the  National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers(NAPGCM) into the types of information to be gathered and in promoting its members to participate in this first-ever study. “We are thrilled about this new collaborative effort between Home Care Pulse and NAPGCM,” said Jullie Gray, President of NAPGCM. “This project will result in the first ever national geriatric care manager benchmarking study,” […]

A Nurse in the Family-Real Life Story
May 28, 2013 8:49 pm

A Nurse in the Family-Real Life Story

Frank had multiple medical problems, an array of doctors and several in-home care providers, but his condition continued to deteriorate. His family was starting to feel hopeless and didn’t know where to turn. “It was pretty evident that my father-in-law wasn’t taking care of himself,” recalled Susan Ward. “We didn’t know what doctors he was going to or not, and what they were saying.” After spending a week caring for her father-in-law, Susan quickly realized how bad the situation had […]

Rosner Healthcare Navigation–Real Life Profile
May 28, 2013 5:57 pm

Rosner Healthcare Navigation–Real Life Profile

When Betsy Kremer went to visit her parents, Howie and Billie Palmer, in their assisted living community in upstate New York, she quickly realized that her father was not flourishing in the new environment. After initially moving into an independent living apartment, the Palmers were just settling in when Billie’s increasing healthcare needs forced them to move to the assisted living unit of the community. The assisted living community provided the care that Billie needed, but Howie, who was still […]

February 6, 2013 7:21 pm

People on the Move – CareOptions

Care Options one of the most experienced and respected care management company in the Washington metropolitan area is pleased to announce that Linda Kunkel will transition from her position as Director of Caregiving Services department of CareOptions to Director of Marketing at CareOptions.   Diana Gilbert will serve as the new Director of Caregiving Services. For more information: www.careoptionsva.com Contacts: Diana (703) 538-6838 email at dgilbert@careoptionsva.com Linda (703)237-9048 email at  lkunkel@careoptionsva.com

January 17, 2013 2:59 pm

Study Reveals Research on Aging and Decision Making

Contrary to conventional wisdom that cognitive function declines beginning in the mid-forties, aging does not correlate with deteriorating ability to think for ourselves. These are the findings of Healthy Brain, Healthy Decisions: The MetLife Study of Decision-Making Potential, one of the first projects to investigate the connection between cognitive health, aging and decision making capacity. The research was conducted with men and women in their 50s, 60s and 70s by the MetLife Mature Market Institute and the Center for BrainHealth […]

November 5, 2012 9:24 pm

Debra Levy Legacy Fund

This year we lost a true pioneer in the field of eldercare and Geriatric Care Management, Debra Levy.  Below are details on a newly established fund in her memory, the Debra Levy Legacy Fund. The Debra Levy Legacy Fund is housed at The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region under the care of its local affiliate, The Community Foundation for Montgomery County. Online Credit Card Donations To make a credit card donation to the Debra Levy Legacy Fund: Visit […]

Debra Levy – Geriatric Care Manager / Eldercare Pioneer
October 9, 2012 2:12 pm

Debra Levy – Geriatric Care Manager / Eldercare Pioneer

It is with sadness that we recently learned of the passing of our good friend and a pioneer in the field of eldercare, Debra Levy.  At Guide to Retirement Living SourceBook we fondly remember passing Debra’s wonderful holiday poems around the office every year.  We will miss her very much. Below is a statement from Debra’s colleagues and loved ones.   It is with great sadness that we report to you that Debra Levy, founder of Debra Levy Eldercare Associates, […]