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Posted by Positive Aging SourceBook on 05/13/2021

Live and Interactive Discussion with Experts in Aging

The Villages of Kensington present a live and interactive discussion with local experts! 

Aging Life Care Managers from Debra Levy Eldercare Associates 

Susy Elder Murphy, Owner 

Susan Blum, Director of Care Management 


Dr. Amy Schiffman, Chief Medical Officer from the Jewish Social Service Agency JSSA About our panel members: 

Susy Elder Murphy, BA, CMC joined Debra Levy Eldercare Associates in 1993, and helped build the practice in her long-time role as Director of Care Management. She assumed day-to-day responsibilities for running the business in the summer of 2012 and full ownership of the practice on June 1, 2013. 

Susan Blum, MSW, LCSW-C, LICSW, C-ASWCM graduated from Smith College School for Social Work with a Master’s Degree in Social Work. She completed the training program on Topics in Aging from the Washington School of Psychiatry in May 2000. She joined our practice in 2004, and now serves as Director of Care Management. 

Amy Schiffman, MD, MHS is a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician who obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, a graduate degree in public health from the Bloomberg Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and medical degree from The George Washington University School of Medicine. She completed her Emergency Medicine residency also at The George Washington University School of Medicine in 2005.

Chat Transcript

16:02:27     From  Mark Gottlieb   to   All panelists : Hello Mark and all. Mark Gottlieb, Gottlieb Insurance Advisory, 301-332-4337 -- Medicare, Long term Care options

16:03:05     From  Jacob Lupo : Good Afternoon! Jacob Lupo from CaptionCall. Rep for Maryland and Eastern Shore, Virginia. 443-725-6736. Jlupo@captioncall.com

16:03:26     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Mark Gottlieb to All Panelists:  04:02 PM

Hello Mark and all. Mark Gottlieb, Gottlieb Insurance Advisory, 301-332-4337 -- Medicare, Long term Care options

16:03:51     From  Adele Logan-Galen : Good afternoon!  Adele with Smooth Move Managers here.  I am a senior move manager, based in Annandale and have a passion for helping seniors declutter and organize.  I give a free one hour consultation.  Feel free to contact me if you know of someone who could use my services.  Adele@smoothmovemanagers.com, 571-230-5702

16:05:00     From  Joe Sperling : Hi Joe Sperling here - Greetings everyone.  I'm a Protectionist and Problem Solver.  Helping folks Plan and Protect themselves and their families with life insurance and Long-Term Care coverage.  PLANNING AND PROTECTION ARE VITAL TO AVOID PANIC WHEN A CARE NEED HAPPENS.  I CAN HELP.  CALL ME AT 301-980-8869.  Email me at joe@joesperlinginsurance.com.  DO SO BEFORE BAD STUFF HAPPENS.

16:06:11     From  Keisha Toussaint Mc Mayo : Keisha Toussaint Mc Mayo Family Support Worker II keisha.toussaint@maryland.gov

16:06:31     From  Ken Silverstein : Hi Everyone—Ken Silverstein, AlfredHouse Assisted Living—240-535-0597, ksilverstein@alfredhouse.com, We are accepting new residents

16:08:31     From  Laurie Pross    to   All panelists : What would you recommend as a first step for a Village in presenting your services?

16:09:10     From  John McCarty : Hello, John McCarty, Cardinal Transition Services Elkhart, Indiana

16:09:13     From  Joan Green : Greetings fellow senior care providers! I help people of all ages and abilities leverage the benefits of technology! I am a speech pathologist as well as an online tech coach. I offer free 15 minute phone consults as well as 1:1 online sessions and professionals development to help colleagues and families figure out steps toward becoming more tech savvy to overcome barriers and make life easier. www.innovativespeech.com Joan@innovativespeech.com There are many tech features and products that many people don’t know exist that can really help minimize social isolation, provide cognitive stimulation and help seniors access to information.

16:14:30     From  Amanda Max : Hello! My name is Kathleen Greaney. I am the Sales Associate at The Providence Fairfax, a brand new assisted living and memory care in Fairfax. I can be reached at 571-396-0500 or kmgreaney@watermarkcommunities.com. I look forward to connecting with everyone.

16:20:01     From  Paula Ottinger   to   All panelists : Please address the issue of those who have no (or uninvolved) adult children or few if any relatives. Families have gotten smaller--fewer children who may live far away, or no children Increasing numbers of elderly are single, divorced/widowed/childless.


16:23:40     From  Mark Gottlieb   to   All panelists : I offer Medicare and Long Term Care seminars; call if you would like to arrange a presentation for your organization, association, or group. Mark Gottlieb, Gottlieb Insurance Advisory 301-332-4337

16:29:47     From  Keisha Toussaint Mc Mayo : Raised hand in error

16:34:07     From  Pamela Mills : Pamela Mills

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The Option Group




16:34:13     From  Joan Green : My mother-in-law takes advantage of the Holocaust Survivor Program and it is wonderful! I wish it could help people who need to move to assisted living if their medical needs are more significant than can be met in independent living.

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16:37:32     From  Laurie Pross    to   All panelists : Please comment on the discrepancies between non-profit hospices and those that are for profit

16:39:46     From  Amy Schiffman   to   All panelists : aschiffman@jssa.org

16:39:47     From  Susy Murphy   to   All panelists : Susy Elder Murphy

16:39:58     From  Amy Schiffman   to   All panelists : Email me if you have any questions

16:40:36     From  Susy Murphy   to   All panelists : Susy Elder Murphy, Susan Blum, info@care-manager.com. www.care-manager.com, www.agingwellmetrodc.com

16:41:54     From  Sharon Parver : What advice do you have for adult children who are trying to introduce the idea of working with an aging life care manager and meet with resistance from their older parent?

16:52:24     From  Joan Green   to   All panelists : Dr. Amy- Thanks for your response. I would love Deboarh Adler’s contact info. It’s a huge issue for us right now about how to best take care of this 95 year old woman who really can’t make it work at home but will lose all financial help from the program. Her $ is running out fast. My email is joan@innovativespeech.com

16:54:04     From  Laurie Pross    to   All panelists : Maybe I should ask what the second step should be for Villages when approaching beginning to try to offer aging life care management to their members-


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