I take great pride in my commitment to view my clients for all that they are. They are not just a collection of health issues. They have a lifetime of challenges and victories, with unique strengths and a fire inside that still burns, even if current circumstances have dimmed it from view.
With each client I ask myself:
Who is this person?
What is his/her story?
How can I bring back those memories?
What does he/she cherish most?
How can I make their day better?
How can I rekindle that fire?
What can I do to put the smile back on their face?
I know I have achieved my purpose when we manage their care so the challenges are no longer dimming their fire and instead, I see the sparkle in their eyes shining through.
When my father passed from a heart attack, I yearned to go into nursing so I could understand what could be done to prevent this problem for others in my family. After becoming a nurse, I worked on all floors of the hospital to discover where my true passion lay: Medical intensive care.
I loved working with my patients at this very scary yet tender time in their lives. Geriatrics became near and dear to my heart as I listened to elders’ stories and did my best to treat them like family and ease their journey.
Because of its focus on quality of life, I decided to become a hospice nurse. I obtained my bachelor’s in nursing degree (with honors) and my hospice and palliative care nursing certificate. Eventually I rose through the ranks of leadership to become the executive director.
But still something was missing. I had moved away from the frontlines of working with patients and families. I wanted to advocate passionately and creatively so that older adults could stay in their homes—whatever they called “home”—and be supported to live the very best life they could. That’s when I realized I needed to open a care management practice.
MMM Advocates & Cares reflects my commitment to advocate fiercely for my clients so they can age in place and complete their stories in exactly their own style, with affordable solutions that support safety and dignity.
What makes an Aging Life Care Manager stand apart from the others is the commitment to stay focused on the needs of the client and family. Others may offer services for less, but what you receive cannot help but be influenced by the payment structure.
Hospital- or insurance-based case managers are employees of the health care system. They are good professionals. Their focus, however, is to address the issues of patients within the institution and to make efficient use of services for their organization.
We are based in the community and work with aging adults wherever they live. We provide continuity of care across all settings. We include the family and focus on improving quality of life for the older adult and their grown children.
Senior advisors are paid referral fees to suggest eldercare facilities. As a general rule, they have a limited sphere of knowledge and do not hold a professional degree needed to give them expertise in the eight key areas of eldercare. Only those facilities willing to pay a finder’s fee will be included on their list of suggestions. There may be a more appropriate option, but it will not be mentioned if the facility does not pay for referrals.
Because we are paid directly by you, we are independent and objective. Our focus is 100% on the needs of your family and your aging loved ones. We apply our considerable skill and years of training to your unique situation.
When the issue is safety and quality of life, you deserve the best!