Eldercare Wiz


A New England native and graduate of UMASS Amherst School of Management, Liz obtained her Master of Social Work degree from New Mexico State University in 2000. Shortly after that, she returned with her family to beautiful Western Massachusetts to begin her professional geriatric social work career.

As in most things in life, one good connection leads to another. After grad school, her position as Crisis Clinician for Baystate Franklin Medical Center's ER in Greenfield led to Medical Social Work at Baystate VNA/Hospice. While working weekends on-call for the hospital’s social work & discharge planning department, she began her work in long-term care at the Anchorage Nursing Home in Shelburne Falls, MA.

At Anchorage, Liz's supervisors supported the elimination of the outdated nursing home "social services" position in favor of a clinical geriatric social work model. She used her advanced training to create a program of dignity, community and comfort from first day of admission to end of life. Eventually she agreed to be trained as their Licensed Administrator caring for her neighbors - more than 40 employees and 32 residents in total.

Liz combined her business and clinical skills to institute policy and systemic changes in the service of individualized quality care. After her financial, clinical and plant modernization goals were met, she moved on to the Center for Extended Care at Amherst as a financial consultant.

She opened her private practice started in 2013 and has been helping older adults and their families navigate the aging process ever since. 

Licenses, Certifications and Professional Memberships

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), State of MA, November 2005 to present
Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, State of MA, March 2006 to June 2008
Certified Advanced Social Work Case Manager, (C-ASWCM), May 2014 to present
National Association of Social Workers, May 2014 to present
Certified Advanced Aging Care Manager/Aging Life Care (formerly National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers), July 2014 to present
Liz's diverse skills set her apart from her peers
adding value through psychiatric, legal, and financial expertise.

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