Eldercare consultant profiles

  1. Laura Bradford, M.Ed.,CCRA, MSW Candidate

    Title
    Experienced Aging / Social Services & Research Professional Seeking Part-Time Employment
    Demographic info
    Greater Atlanta Area | Individual & Family Services
    Current:
    Graduate Student at East Carolina University
    Past:
    MSW Intern at Alzheimers North Carolina, Family Support Volunteer at Hospice of Wake County, Public Health Survey Interviewer at State Center for Health Statistics, Volunteer Patient Advocate / Case Manager at Lutheran Family Services in the Carolinas, Volunteer Support Group Facilitator at Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, Social Worker at Raleigh-Cary Jewish Family Services, Eldercare Consultant at Workplace Options, Paralegal at Dyson & Bradford, PLLC and Younce, Hopper, Vtipil, & Bradford, PLLC, Activity Coordinator at Outlook Pointe Assisted Living
    Education:
    East Carolina University, North Carolina State University, University of Florida, North Carolina State University, Emory University, Briarcliff High School (Atlanta, GA)
    Summary:
    Specialties: Geriatric social work; dementia care; activity coordination for senior living communities; client intake and assessment; information and referral; case management; clinical documentation; person-centered planning; crisis intervention; short-term counseling; client advocacy; volunteer recruitment and coordination; support group facilitation; interviewing; training, mentoring, and supervision; workshop planning, advertising, and implementation; medical and legal office administration; clinical research; data management; study coordination; regulatory affairs; clinical monitoring; drug safety / pharmaceutical surveillance; proofreading and editing; medical terminology; patient recruitment; community outreach; public health & social science research
    Laura Bradford, M.Ed.,CCRA, MSW Candidate
  2. Christopher Meller "The Polish Christopher"

    Title
    Homecare Web Development Expert at EldercareWebDesign.com
    Demographic info
    Orange County, California Area | Information Technology and Services
    Current:
    Homecare Web Development Expert at EldercareWebDesign.com, Homecare Expert & Paralegal at EldercareParalegal.com, Chief Consumer Advocate & SaaS Homecare Expert at EldercareCompare
    Past:
    Judge at Connecticut Invention Convention, Inc., Eldercare Management Consultant at Sequoia Eldercare Consulting, LLC, Founder & Chief Cleanliness Advocate at Mr. Clean & Company Home Cleaning
    Education:
    Audiobook Library is my FAV. I expect to graduate... NEVER, Saint Joseph College, Central Connecticut State University, Middlesex Community College, Manchester Community College
    Christopher Meller "The Polish Christopher"
  3. Marilyn Berman[LION 2K+]

    Demographic info
    Santa Barbara, California Area | Hospital & Health Care
    Marilyn Berman[LION 2K+]
  4. Claudia Cook, MSW

    Title
    Eldercare Consultant at LivHOME, Inc.
    Demographic info
    Greater Chicago Area | Hospital & Health Care
    Current:
    President-Elect at Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care, Eldercare Consultant at LivHOME, Inc.
    Past:
    Manager, Consumer Research at Council for Jewish Elderly, Director Planning & Community Relations at Suburban Area Agency on Aging (now AgeOptions)
    Education:
    National Louis University, Evanston Township High School, University of Chicago, Lynn University
    Summary:
    "Claudia = Results. She is an exceptional communicator, results driven business developer and an A class thought leader through her civic engagements, university lectures and contributions to advancing the field of care and aging." "Claudia is one of the best networkers I have ever met." Claudia Cook joined LivHOME, Inc., the nation's largest professionally led at-home senior care company, as an Eldercare Consultant (ECC) in April 2006. Claudia is an expert in aging services and is available to meet with professionals, potential clients and/or their family members to discuss options for challenging situations related to aging, as well as provide resources and guidance. She has access to a full array of resources and services to meet the needs of the aging population and reduce the stress of family and professionals that are involved in their care. Claudia's primary client base consists of high net worth individuals and families. Claudia is LivHOME's top ECC for the Midwest and East Coast regions. She was the recipient of LivHOME's highest honor with the peer-nominated values award in 2009, for being results-oriented, a team player, high integrity, compassionate and for her creativity. Claudia has presented on aging topics to participants at the Private Duty National Conference and Expo, American Society on Aging national conference, the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers conference, the Chicago Bar Association, National MS Society's Greater IL Chapter, University of Chicago master level students and various Chicagoland retirement communities. Previously, Claudia worked for the Council for Jewish Elderly (CJE) as Manager, Consumer Research, where she identified and assessed opportunities and risks within the growing eldercare marketplace. Prior to CJE, she was the Dir, Planning and Community Relations for the Suburban Area Agency on Aging. Specialties: Geriatric Care Management, Private Duty Caregiving, Public Speaking, Mentoring
    Claudia Cook, MSW
  5. Ellie Nixon

    Title
    Senior Resources Consultant
    Demographic info
    Orange County, California Area | Hospital & Health Care
    Current:
    Consultant/Owner at Ellen Carbajal Nixon Consulting
    Past:
    Volunteer Support Group Facilitator at Alzheimer's Association of Orange County, Past President at Estate Planning and Trust Council of Long Beach, Past President at ABHC Orange County, Eldercare Consultant at LivHOME, Director Patient & Family Services at Autumn Years Alzheimer's Care, Director of Marketing at ARV/Atria, Various Positions at American Cancer Society San Fernando Valley, Hospice Volunteer/Bereavement Counselor at VNA Hospice, Hospice Program Manager at Glendale Memorial Hospital
    Summary:
    A specialist on issues of Aging, I have been working with seniors and aging issues for over 18 years. As an expert on the resources, services and programs available for adults of accumulated age, I wrote a regular column for Huntington Beach Magazine. I sit on the Orange County Task Force on Hoarding, as well as the Long Beach Task Force on Hoarding and speak to groups on hoarding in the senior population as well as other issues facing the senior. I also do training in "Communicating with Dementia Patients" to both professionals and community. I am an Alzheimer's Specialist and sit on the Patient and Family Services Committee and Speaker's Bureau for the Alzheimer's Association of Orange County, as well as facilitate 3 Alzheimer's Family Support Groups. I am the President of the ESTATE PLANNING AND TRUST COUNCIL OF LONG BEACH. I am also a member of the Newport Harbor Bar Association, Past President of the AMERICAN BOARD OF HOMECARE Orange County and Past Executive V.P. American Board of Homecare. Currently on the Board of Directors NATIONAL PARKINSON'S FOUNDATION ORANGE COUNTY CHAPTER serving as Secretary. Specialties: Creating successful relationships to develop business for those who serve the senior community and for the seniors themselves, public speaking on most issues of aging and issues of hoarding, how to meet and connect with key contacts, volunteer recruitment and retention, hospice volunteer trainer, sales and marketing senior assisted living and senior services, Experienced with non-profit and for profit. Providing resources on aging to both consumers and professionals.
    Ellie Nixon