At Anchorage, Liz's passion for change eliminated the obsolete and historically impotent "social services" position in favor of a clinical geriatric social work model. She used her advanced training to assist 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 rural home’s Licensed Administrator with over employees and 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 a new standard for individualized quality care. After 4 years of success and bringing the home's books into the black as well as the physical plant up to date, she moved on to the Center for Extended Care at Amherst. This was her last employed position (before taking some time away from work to care full time for her 2 small children) assisting the owners with system-wide and personnel improvements for their Finance Department.
She has been helping older adults and their families navigate tough choices with compassion and attention to detail 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 psychological, legal and financial expertise