Articles on "Geriatric Care Management"

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,” [...]

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: Contacts: Diana (703) 538-6838 email at Linda (703)237-9048 email at

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, [...]

A Prime Location – CareOptions
August 9, 2012 6:34 pm

A Prime Location – CareOptions

Location, Location, Location. Everyone knows that location is everything. For many seniors, the location they long to be in is exactly where they have been for the last 10, 20 or 30 years: at home. John and Anne Eakin are no exception. “We have lived here, in this residence, since 1978, and we just love the community and are happy to be here,” John said. Of course, as the years have passed the Eakins have needed a little more help [...]

May 29, 2012 4:51 pm

Seabury/National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers Survey

ProAging Members: Seabury in conjunction with the Mid Atlantic chapter of NAPGCM has developed a survey about the care management industry.  Here is the link to the survey:  We are asking that the survey be completed during the month of May and both Seabury and NAPGCM will provide the results. Thanks! Kate Kate Lewis Director Community Relations & Services Seabury Resources for Aging 4201 Butterworth Place, NW Washington, DC 20016 P: 202-414-6312/C: 301-938-5520/ F: 202-289-5693

A Sense of Stability Thanks to a Care Manager
April 23, 2012 6:12 pm

A Sense of Stability Thanks to a Care Manager

By Christy Brudin At first, Linda* just seemed a little forgetful, according to James*, her husband of 43 years. Then, her employer started noticing some problems and suggested she take a yearlong sabbatical. During that time, Linda’s memory deteriorated and her increasing confusion eventually led to a car accident. Fortunately, no one was hurt, but the family knew they needed to act. “After many diagnoses and mis-diagnoses, she was finally diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s,” James said. As Linda’s diagnosis [...]