Posted by Positive Aging SourceBook on 07/15/2021

Meet the Aging Life Care Managers - Margi Helsel-Arnold, Jen Rynbrandt, Erin Kershaw


A  live and interactive conversation with a panel of Aging Life Care Managers. Each month we will get to know these professionals and learn how they help clients find solutions. This month will feature Aging Life Care Association members

  • Margi Helsel-Arnold MSW, LCSW-C, C-ASWCM of Geriatric Care Counseling 
  • Jen Rynbrandt, MA, CMC of Ferretto Eldercare Consulting 
  • Erin Kershaw, BSN, MSA, CMC of Brandywine Elder Care Management

Aging Life Care management, is a holistic, client-centered approach to caring for older adults or others facing ongoing health challenges. Working with families, the expertise of Aging Life Care Professionals provides the answers at a time of uncertainty. Their guidance leads families to the actions and decisions that ensure quality care and an optimal life for those they love, thus reducing worry, stress and time off of work for family caregivers through: Assessment and monitoring Planning and problem-solving Education and advocacy Family caregiver coaching

Chat Transcript

12:06:33     From  David - Personal Living   to   All panelists : Hi Erin - It's David from Personal Living Alert - how are you?

12:06:49     From  Cheryl Calvert : Good Afternoon.   Cheryl from Chesapeake Aquatic and Physical Therapy...pools are open...therapy helps with pain...covered by insurance and Medicare

12:07:03     From  David - Personal Living   to   All panelists : Hi Jen, I've worked with Mary Faith. It's good to meet you

12:07:17     From  David - Personal Living   to   All panelists : Margi - looking forward to meeting you

12:07:18     From  Denise Valerio   to   All panelists : Good day everyone!!  Denise Valerio, care manager with The Option Group.  So proud of my colleagues on this webinar!!  Especially Erin and Margi!!

12:07:32     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Denise Valerio to All Panelists:  12:07 PM

Good day everyone!!  Denise Valerio, care manager with The Option Group.  So proud of my colleagues on this webinar!!  Especially Erin and Margi!!

12:08:14     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From David - Personal Living to All Panelists:  12:06 PM

Hi Erin - It's David from Personal Living Alert - how are you?

12:08:16     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Ruthie Fishman to All Panelists:  12:05 PM

Hi all, Ruthie Fishman & Meg DeSchriver here with Cedar Creek Memory Care Homes - 5 small memory care homes in Montgomery County. We have availability and would be happy to help anyone with clients in need. Contact: Meg DeSchriver 301-370-3516 meg.cedarcreek@gmail.com

12:08:21     From  Melissa Bressler : Melissa Bressler - Outreach Manager at HandyPro of Washington DC Metropolitan and Occupational Therapist / melissa@handypro.com / 301-960-9830 / We are a construction company specializing in home modifications for seniors and all persons with a condition that impact their accessibility and safety in one's home. We offer free consultations.

12:09:00     From  Isabelle Melesedhospital   to   All panelists : Happy to “see” y’all, I am especially excited to hear Margi speak as I worked with her and Renee before COVID.  Isabelle Mélèse-d'Hospital, Ph.D.

Owner & Founder, Tournesol Services, LLC 

Email: tournesolservices@gmail.com

Phone: 202-670-8507

Website: www.tournesolservices.com

Providing affordable senior concierge services; flexible, non-clinical support for you or a loved one.  De-stress your life and "Turn to Tournesol!"  

Visit Tournesol Services on YELP, FACEBOOK and LINKED IN!

Proud member of the Grass Roots Organization for the Well-Being of Seniors of Montgomery County, Maryland. www.growsmc.org

12:09:15     From  Ada Horsfall Lifematters   to   All panelists : Looking to hire a self-motivated independent care manager.

Ada Horsfall (MD), Director of Care Management at Lifematters. 301-615-0616 ahorsfall@lifemattersusa.com 

We are the quarterback of care for seniors and their families, providing healthcare advocacy, enhanced care coordination and support services in MD, D.C. and VA. 

Lifematters provides Care Management and Social Engagement Concierge services in DC, MD & VA for seniors and adult children

12:09:41     From  Loretta Veney   to   All panelists : Hi everyone, I'm Loretta Veney, I'm an author and inspirational speaker on the topics of Caregiving and dementia. www.lorettaveney.com

12:09:42     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Ada Horsfall Lifematters to All Panelists:  12:09 PM

Looking to hire a self-motivated independent care manager.

Ada Horsfall (MD), Director of Care Management at Lifematters. 301-615-0616 ahorsfall@lifemattersusa.com 

We are the quarterback of care for seniors and their families, providing healthcare advocacy, enhanced care coordination and support services in MD, D.C. and VA. 

Lifematters provides Care Management and Social Engagement Concierge services in DC, MD & VA for seniors and adult children

12:10:04     From  David - Personal Living : David with Personal Living Alert - your source for senior safety products: PERs (medical alert systems), medication dispensers, anti-wander systems and more.  david@personallivingalert.com or 754-220-9290.  We love care managers

12:12:09     From  Linda Chaletzky : Linda Shriber Chaletzky, MSW from Ever & Co., a Long and Foster Co.- Prior to my 30 years in real estate I was a clinical social worker at GW, Director of Social Services at the HMO and one of the founders of the Primary Care residents’ geriatric curriculum, advisor to the Cancer Home Care Program and 20 years private practice. The skills are all transferable! 301 938-2630; lindac@lnf.com

12:12:31     From  Jeanina DiVittorio : Jeanina DiVittorio, Grand Oaks, a Senior Living Residence, affiliated with Sibley Memorial Hospital and Johns Hopkins Medicine.  Currently, we are offering respite stays along with a short-term recovery option.  Please contact me to connect:  jdivitt1@jhmi.edu - 202-345-9665 - cell

12:12:48     From  Jennifer Carnegie   to   All panelists : Hi! Jennifer Carnegie w Tribute Home Care providing home care in Baltimore, Montgomery, Howard, Carroll and Anne Arundel County  410-946-8400 Jennifer.carnegie@tributehomecare.com thank you for having me

12:13:09     From  Jennifer Brown : HI.  Jennifer Brown - Community Relations Manager - Seabury Care Manager - providing Care Management & Life Enrichment services across the DMV - 202-364-0020 - jmbrown@seaburyresources.org

12:13:12     From  Thomas Batcho   to   All panelists : Thomas Batcho from Life Force Elder Care in Newtown Square PA.

12:13:50     From  Denise Valerio   to   All panelists : Jen, just loved you comment, "I felt right at home with seniors."  Thank you, Denise Valerio

12:14:49     From  Ellen Pincus : Hi Ellen Pincus with Cavalier Home Health 5 Star Skilled Home Health in VA. 703-477-6252 epincus@cavalierhomehealth.com

12:15:20     From  Robert Pearce   to   All panelists : Bob Pearce, Director of Strategic Planning with The Option Group.  We provide Certified ALCA Care Managers, serving PA, MD and DE.   410-667-0266.   rpearce@theoptiongroup.net

12:15:40     From  Tracy Skalitzky   to   All panelists : Happy Wednesday Everyone, Tracy Skalitzky with Oasis Senior Advisors. We assist seniors navigate senior living. We specialize in Independent, Assisted Living and Memory Care Communities. tskalitzky@YourOasisAdvisor.com 301-678-8100

12:16:25     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Tracy Skalitzky to All Panelists:  12:15 PM

Happy Wednesday Everyone, Tracy Skalitzky with Oasis Senior Advisors. We assist seniors navigate senior living. We specialize in Independent, Assisted Living and Memory Care Communities. tskalitzky@YourOasisAdvisor.com 301-678-8100

12:17:59     From  Ada Horsfall Lifematters   to   All panelists : Way to go Steve!!!! Influencing people over the decades!

12:18:56     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Erin Kershaw (ekershaw@brandywineecm.com)

Jen Rynbrandt (jen@ferrettoeldercare.com)

Margi Helsel-Arnold (gercarecounseling@gmail.com)

12:20:51     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Here is the link to ALCA to find care managers all over the country https://www.aginglifecare.org/

12:23:28     From  Hugh Scoggins   to   All panelists : My Mother is 102.6 years old. Lives with my brother and his wife in Woodbridge, Va. I would appreciate any resources either of you are aware of in the general geographic area of Woodbridge, Va my brother and I can contact to maybe provide help with our Mother. Someone who can just chat with her also home care support if necessary.

12:25:14     From  Loretta Veney : Hi everyone, I'm Loretta Veney, I'm an author and inspirational speaker on the topics of Caregiving and dementia. www.lorettaveney.com

12:25:38     From  Isabelle Melesedhospital : Happy to “see” y’all, I am especially excited to hear Margi speak as I worked with her and Renee before COVID.  Isabelle Mélèse-d'Hospital, Ph.D.

Owner & Founder, Tournesol Services, LLC 

Email: tournesolservices@gmail.com

Phone: 202-670-8507

Website: www.tournesolservices.com

Providing affordable senior concierge services; flexible, non-clinical support for you or a loved one.  De-stress your life and "Turn to Tournesol!"  

Visit Tournesol Services on YELP, FACEBOOK and LINKED IN!

Proud member of the Grass Roots Organization for the Well-Being of Seniors of Montgomery County, Maryland. www.growsmc.org

12:26:21     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Hugh Scoggins to All Panelists:  12:23 PM

My Mother is 102.6 years old. Lives with my brother and his wife in Woodbridge, Va. I would appreciate any resources either of you are aware of in the general geographic area of Woodbridge, Va my brother and I can contact to maybe provide help with our Mother. Someone who can just chat with her also home care support if necessary.

12:27:45     From  Ellen Pincus : Hi Hugh. Does your mom need skilled home Heath? We cover Woodbridge 703-477-6252 Ellen Pincus Cavalier Home Health

12:28:26     From  Pamela Silberman-Mills : Pamela Mills

Solutions-oriented Dementia Specialist / Care Management / Educator

The Option Group

pmills@theoptiongroup.net

443-616-7300

www.theoptiongroup.net


Increase your skills and build your resume!

Become credentialed as a Certified Dementia Practitioner!

Learn the best practices in dementia care!

Next class available in person and through Zoom!

July 22nd and 23rd  10am to 5pm

Register here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/154452223759

AUGUST 26th and 27th also available:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/154452508611


Do you operate or work for an Assisted Living Community or Memory Care??

ASK ME ABOUT TRANSITION COACHING!

Pmills@theoptiongroup.net

443-616-7300

www.theoptiongroup.net

12:29:16     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Hugh - here is a link to Care Managers serving Woodbridge https://www.aginglifecare.org/ALCAWEB/What_is_Aging_Life_Care/Find_an_Aging_Life_Care_Expert/ALCAWEB/What_is_Aging_Life_Care/Search/Find_an_Expert.aspx?hkey=6c3ced7c-b5f0-4d27-9d30-37734ab6cf49

12:29:31     From  Hugh Scoggins   to   All panelists : Mother receives twelve (12) hours support from Prince William County. But, yes, could use home healthcare support.

12:29:39     From  Hugh Scoggins   to   All panelists : Thankyou

12:30:09     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Hugh Scoggins to All Panelists:  12:29 PM

Mother receives twelve (12) hours support from Prince William County. But, yes, could use home healthcare support.

Thankyou

12:31:13     From  Linda Chaletzky   to   All panelists : Can you talk about fees?

12:32:41     From  cathy harrison : Cathy Harrison, Brightstar Care of Montgomery County, 

Cathy.harrison@brightstarcare.com, 301-588-0859

Helping families in Montgomery County for over 13 years with Skilled nursing and personal care for infants to seniors.

12:38:08     From  Karen Sorensen   to   All panelists : This is a great panel, Steve. Thank you Jen, Margi, and Erin for this discussion. Karen Sorensen (karen@versally.com). Versally (Versally.com) is a modern companion call company that builds engaging relationships with isolated adults. We are a proud corporate sponsor of ALCA.

12:38:29     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Karen Sorensen to All Panelists:  12:38 PM

This is a great panel, Steve. Thank you Jen, Margi, and Erin for this discussion. Karen Sorensen (karen@versally.com). Versally (Versally.com) is a modern companion call company that builds engaging relationships with isolated adults. We are a proud corporate sponsor of ALCA.

12:39:09     From  Thomas Batcho   to   All panelists : This is Tom Batcho again.  As I said previously, I work for Life Force Elder Care.  We provide live-in caregiving for our clients in Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania.

12:39:34     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Thomas Batcho to All Panelists:  12:39 PM

This is Tom Batcho again.  As I said previously, I work for Life Force Elder Care.  We provide live-in caregiving for our clients in Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania.

12:42:50     From  Hugh Scoggins   to   All panelists : Steve, really appreciate your advocacy, for myself and others who really could use the resources noted. Also, my Mother is 103.5, I was a year off (smile).

12:43:41     From  Irene Hantman   to   All panelists : When I sensed that my aged mother was starting to decline far from her  children, I asked her where she wanted to celebrate her 100th birthday. Though I would have preferred that she live near me, she wanted to maintain her independence, so we wrapped the best services possible around her with help from a social worker. What a great outcome!

12:45:17     From  Cliff Glier   to   All panelists : Can each of you provide your contact information in the Chat Box?  Thanks

12:45:43     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : Import from CSV Edit

Erin Kershaw (ekershaw@brandywineecm.com)

Jen (jen@ferrettoeldercare.com)

Margi Helsel-Arnold (gercarecounseling@gmail.com)

12:48:07     From  Ellen Pincus : Can you repost speakers contact information? My connection is unstabe

12:48:12     From  Irene Hantman   to   All panelists : My husband and I live independently in a life care residence. How can a care manager help us move to the next step?

12:48:52     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook   to   Ellen Pincus and all panelists : will do ellen Import from CSV Edit

Erin Kershaw (ekershaw@brandywineecm.com)

Jen (jen@ferrettoeldercare.com)

Margi Helsel-Arnold (gercarecounseling@gmail.com)

12:49:08     From  Georgette Lake   to   All panelists : Hi @Margi Helsel-Arnold.  I would love to connect with you.  Georgette.lake@tributeatblackhill.com

12:49:26     From  Robert Pearce   to   All panelists : The Option Group.  Care Management and patient advocacy.  www.theoptiongroup.net.

12:49:37     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Robert Pearce to All Panelists:  12:49 PM

The Option Group.  Care Management and patient advocacy.  www.theoptiongroup.net.

12:50:12     From  Tom Shipe   to   All panelists : Tom Shipe, Realtor with Long & Foster Realtors

703-946-4844  tom.shipe@LNF.com

Founding Member: Superior Options For Seniors (SOS)

https://www.superioroptions.org/

12:51:04     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Tom Shipe to All Panelists:  12:50 PM

Tom Shipe, Realtor with Long & Foster Realtors

703-946-4844  tom.shipe@LNF.com

Founding Member: Superior Options For Seniors (SOS)

https://www.superioroptions.org/

12:53:54     From  Loretta Veney : My Mom Doris lives in a group home in PG County MD. Options really are EVERYTHING!!!

12:54:26     From  Denise Valerio : Good day all!! Denise Valerio here, care manager with The Option Group based in Maryland BUT also provide care management services in Pennsylvania and Delaware.  Denise is based outside of Philadelphia and covers all counties in the Delaware Valley area.  215-896-6756; call for information!!

12:56:03     From  Isabelle Melesedhospital : I lost internet and was booted out, so if anyone tried to communicate with me…apologies!!  Isabelle (Tournesol Services)

12:59:17     From  Georgette Lake : Tribute at Black Hill is offering a great referral incentive of $2,000.  Please contact me at georgette.lake@tributeatblackhill.com

12:59:26     From  Ruthie Fishman   to   All panelists : We love working with care managers, it makes our jobs as providers so much easier to have your support of our families. Thank you!

12:59:56     From  Georgette Lake : Connect with me on LinkedIn to keep up with all the upcoming events that we have for this month  and in the future.

12:59:58     From  Steve Gurney - ProAging Sourcebook : From Ruthie Fishman to All Panelists:  12:59 PM

We love working with care managers, it makes our jobs as providers so much easier to have your support of our families. Thank you!


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