Plateau Therapy……a thing of the past

July 30, 2018 — Author: Barbara (Bobbi) Kolonay RN, MS, CCM Aging Life Care Manager in Pittsburgh PA You should no longer hear the words “I’m sorry, but you are no longer continuing to make progress in Physical Therapy (Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy) so we need to discharge you from our service”, coming from your client’s therapist. The Jimmo settlement... Read More

New Member Spotlight – Jihan Starr

July 30, 2018 — Meet Jihan Starr, of Davenport Senior Connections, LLC. Jihan is a solo practitioner who practices throughout the DC Metropolitan area, including Montgomery County and Prince George’s County in Maryland, and Northern Virginia. Jihan was led to Aging Life Care through the experience with her grandparents, as well as wanting to help others in healthcare. She... Read More

New Member Spotlight – Aimee Lynn Curry

July 30, 2018 — Please join us in welcoming Aimee Lynn Curry, MSW, of SAGE Care Advisors, to the Aging Life Care Association. Aimee and her partner and co-founder, Debbie Thomas, practice in Montgomery, Chester and Delaware Counties. As Aimee explains it, she and her partner Debbie, were Medical Social Workers with Main Line Health for many years before... Read More

New Member Spotlight – Debbie Thomas

July 30, 2018 — Welcome to new Aging Life Care Professional Debbie Thomas of SAGE Care Advisors. Debbie and her co-founder and partner, Aimee Lynn Curry, practice in Delaware, Montgomery, and Chester Counties, and the Main Line. Debbie tells us she was a medical social worker for ten years, providing counseling and discharge planning. She is knowledgeable about the... Read More

New Member Spotlight – Marilyn Rippetoe

July 30, 2018 — Meet Marilyn Rippetoe, a new member of the Aging Life Care Association and the Mid-Atlantic Chapter. Marilyn is working as an Aging Life Care Professional at Lifematters Corp. She practices in the District of Columbia, and in the counties of Montgomery, Prince George’s, Howard and Anne Arundel. Marilyn first started her work in senior care... Read More

President’s Message – Establishing Goals for 2018

April 4, 2018 — Dear Members of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter Committee, It has been three months since I took the reins from Susy Murphy as the new President of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of ALCA. Susy helped make the transition a smooth one. Now that I have my feet on the ground, I would like to update you on current... Read More

New Member Spotlight – Meet Dallas Moore

March 21, 2018 — Meet Dallas B. Moore, MSW, a new ALCA member in the Mid-Atlantic chapter. Dallas practices in Fairfax County, Virginia, with “Independent You.” She completed her MSW in September 2017 and joined Independent You because of their philosophy of helping seniors be as independent as possible. She especially enjoys trauma work, and volunteers at a trauma... Read More

Aging Matters Interview with Vanessa Bishop

March 11, 2018 — March 6, 2018 On March 6th, Vanessa Bishop, Aging Life Care Manager with Elder Care Consultants in Northern Virginia, as the featured guest speaker on an Arlington, Virginia radio program entitled “Aging Matters.” The interview, conducted by Cheryl Beversdorf, the host of the program, focused on what an Aging Life Care Manager does, what the... Read More

New Member Spotlight – Meet Judy Siderer

March 4, 2018 — Meet Judy Siderer, MSW, LSW, a new member of the Aging Life Care Association. Judy is a Senior Care Manager with Intervention Associates in the Greater Philadelphia area. Judy has worked for 25 years with Intervention Associates, a subsidiary of Friends LifeCare Partners. In addition to serving the senior population, Intervention Associates also works with... Read More

In a Beautiful Gathering – We Remember Buckley

February 8, 2018 — On Tuesday, January 16, 2018, the Northern Virginia Mid-Atlantic Chapter met at Tall Oaks Assisted Living in Reston, VA to remember our colleague Buckley Fricker. It was a lovely gathering of colleagues from her practice, fellow colleagues from the chapter and colleagues from throughout the area. Tall Oaks provided their beautiful accommodations and delicious food. We ate, we toasted her - with her favorite red wine - and some provided their memories, and their thoughts that helped us grieve. It was a beautiful event, one that we are not likely to forget. Vanessa Bishop read a poem: