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 to beautiful Western Massachusetts with her family to begin her professional geriatric social work career.

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

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

Liz combined her business and clinical acumen to institute policy and environmental changes in the service of individualized quality care. After financial, clinical and plant modernization goals were met, she moved on to the Center for Extended Care at Amherst as a financial consultant . Shortly after, she took some time to be the full time caregiver for her children.

Her private practice began in 2103 and has been helping older adults and their families navigate through the tough decisions complicit with aging.

Licenses, Certifications and Professional Memberships

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), State of Massachusetts, November 2005 to present
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

Liz's diverse skills & experience set her apart from her peers
adding value through psychiatric , legal, resource ;and financial expertise.


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