When I was a child, I believed I would grow up to be a nurse. My dad was a doctor, my mom was a nurse. Dinner conversations revolved around patients and their symptoms. Medicine became my native language, and learning about conditions, treatments and healing was a familiar and intriguing part of my world.
When a family medical crisis arose I found myself coordinating and managing my father’s health care needs. I experienced firsthand the challenges that Elders face and could see that if I did not take an assertive role he would not receive the quality of care he needed and deserved.
I found that my experiences growing up had given me the ability to advocate for my father’s needs. I was able to communicate with his doctors and significantly impact the care he received. This was immensely rewarding to me and founding Care For Our Elders was the next and most natural progression of my life’s path.
My passion has become helping Elders age wisely and well. I do this by providing services as a geriatric care manager and educator on topics of Eldercare. I conduct seminars for healthcare professionals, local groups and associations, and family caregivers in corporate-sponsored workplace wellness programs.
With advanced training in Gerontology and as a Certified Senior Advisor I bring to my work a special understanding of the many important health, financial and social issues that affect Elders.
My professional affiliations include the Society of Certified Senior Advisors, the National Family Caregivers Association, Home Care Alliance of Massachusetts, Western Massachusetts Eldercare Professionals, Senior Health Advisory Group of the Amherst Council on Aging, and the National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants.
Janet has a sixth sense for seeing how an elderly person’s life can work more easily for her.
- client’s daughter, Darien, CT
Our connections to family, friends, and community enrich and bring meaning to our lives. When Elders’ unique needs are met, they are freed to enjoy these connections and be nurtured by them....