At Anchorage, Liz's passion for change eliminated the obsolete & historically impotent "social services" position in favor of a clinical geriatric social work model. She used her advanced training to asist in creating an atmosphere of dignity, community and comfort from admission to end of life. Eventually the owners asked her to train and take over as the home’s Licensed Administrator with over 40 long-term employees and up to 32 residents at full capacity.
The first Social Worker ever to run the facility, Liz combined her business and clinical acumen instituting policy and environmental changes that achieved the standard for individualized quality care. After 4 years of success, bringing the home's books into the black, the physical plant up to date, she moved on to Center for Extended Care at Amherst. Her last employed position (before taking some time away from work to care full time for her 2 small children) was assisting the owners with system and personnel improvments for their Finance Department.
She has been helping older adults and their families navigate tough choices in her private practice since June 2013.
Licenses & Certifications & Memberships
Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, State of Massachusetts, March 2006 to June 2008
Certified Advanced Social Work Case Manager, National (C-ASWCM), May 2014 to present
National Association of Social Workers, National May 2014 to present
Certified Advanced Aging Care Manager/Aging Life Care (formerly National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers), July 2014 to present
adding value through psycholgocial, legal and financial expertise