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2020 – A Lemon of a Year? Not for Everyone

January 5, 2021 — by: Wendy Liebling, MSW, LSW, C-ASWCM During the COVID lull in August of 2020 Anna transitioned from her longtime home to the Personal Care (PC) community that she had chosen as ideal for her needs, socially and otherwise. The initial weeks were everything Anna had hoped for and was thriving with her new friends and... Read More

Ellen Platt Interviewed at Baltimore’s Power of Age Expo

December 7, 2020 — Ellen Platt, Owner and Care Manager at the Option Group in Baltimore, MD, was recently interviewed by the local news station as part of Baltimore’s Power of Age Expo. Check out the video via this link. Congratulations Ellen!

Member Spotlight – Kate McCullouch

December 4, 2020 — Please welcome Kate McCulloch of Debra Levy Eldercare Associates, to ALCA. Kate practices in Montgomery County, Maryland. Her background is in nursing, and she has a particular interest in dementia. She enjoys helping clients maximize their quality of life, as well as helping put a smile on their faces. By joining ALCA, Kate is looking... Read More

Member Spotlight – Anandi Bhatnagar

December 4, 2020 — Please welcome Anandi Bhatnagar, Geriatric Care Manager with Montcordia, in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Anandi currently practices in Howard and Montgomery Counties. Montcordia provides homecare and care management services. Anandi has worked in aging life care for the last 5 years. She got involved in the field when her grandparents needed her assistance to navigate healthcare... Read More

Member Spotlight – Patti Vogl

December 4, 2020 — Meet Patti Vogl, a new ALCA member. Patti is a care manager with The Option Group. She covers the counties of Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster and York in Pennsylvania. Patti also practices privately as a Grief Counselor and Funeral Celebrant. With personal and professional experiences in hospice care and grief-related counseling, and a special interest... Read More

Member Spotlight – Mary Petrizzo

October 12, 2020 — Please welcome Mary Petrizzo of Compassionate Care for Seniors. Mary is a new member of ALCA, and she practices in Montgomery County, Maryland. Prior to joining ALCA, Mary practiced for 30 years in Gerontological Social Work – as a hospital discharge planner, and in adult daycare, home care and hospice work. She is currently working... Read More

Member Spotlight – Kwaku Boateng

September 11, 2020 — Please welcome Kwaku Boateng of KB Healthcare Services to the Mid-Atlantic ALCA. Kwaku serves the counties of Fairfax, Arlington, Loudoun, Stafford, Prince William and Fredericksburg. A sole practitioner, Kwaku has worked in the Long Term Care Industry for almost 20 years, which includes 13 years in Assisted Living, and 7 years in home health care.... Read More

Member Spotlight – Christine Meyers

August 7, 2020 — Please welcome Christine (Loos) Meyers of Berks Encore in Berks County, PA. Christine has worked with the aging population her entire career, including Older Adult Protective Services, Adult Day Care, Office of Aging Care Management, Family Caregiver Support Program, Home Health Care, Senior Centers, and Activities.  She credits “the best grandparents anyone could ever ask... Read More

Member Spotlight – Jodi Pasternak, RN, MSN

July 17, 2020 — Please welcome Jodi Pasternak, RN, MSN of Compassionate Care for Seniors in Rockville, Maryland. Jodi practices in Montgomery County, Maryland. With a special love of hospice and palliative care work, Jodi enjoys being a strong advocate for, and is passionate about end of life care. In being a member of ALCA, she hopes to gain... Read More

Member Spotlight – Kim Hunt Foster

June 2, 2020 — Please welcome Kim Hunt Foster, RN, BSN, MHA. Kim practices in Fairfax, Loudoun, Arlington, Prince William, Alexandria, Fairfax City and Falls Church City. A graduate of Florida State University, Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University, and George Mason University, Kim holds Bachelors Degrees in Nursing and Finance, and a Masters in Health Administration.... Read More