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Mary Kate Kennedy
Care Manager – Aging & Disability Services
Mary Kate incorporated the company in 2007 to fulfill her mission of helping families find solutions when faced with the problems of aging, illness or disability. Coordinating care and services in healthcare since 1990, Mary Kate holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Human Services with a specialization in Gerontology, and three national certifications which specialize in the field of aging and disability: Geriatric Care Manager bestowed by the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM); Certified Care Manager (in Aging and Disability), granted by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers (NACCM); Certified Information & Referral Specialist in Aging granted by the National Alliance of Information & Referral Specialists (AIRS); Certified Senior Advisor granted by the Society of Certified Senior Advisors (SCSA). Over 22 years of experience in the coordination of home health aide, skilled nursing, and physical, occupational and speech therapy services.
Clinical Nurse Specialist in Chronic Illness
Patty is certified as a Clinical Nurse Specialist and has over 32 years experience as a nurse in adult health, chronic illness, and cancer care. She also holds a Master of Science in Oncology Nursing and her doctorate is focused on patient-centered care. As an assistant professor of nursing, Patty stays up-to-date on the very latest treatments, the newest medications and patient teaching methods. As a clinical consultant, Patty provides our clients and families with a greater understanding and guidance about their illness or disease process, and can work with clients' physicians(s) to further increase the quality of care, and hence, quality of life.
Advanced Practice Nurse - Geriatric Psychiatry
Nancy is an Advanced Practice nurse with Prescriptive Authority and holds a Master of Science in Geropsychiatric Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania and a BSN from Cornell University. She is a highly sought after educator and skilled nurse practitioner, who helps our clients and their loved ones deal with the challenges related to dementia, depression or other mental health problems. Her expertise includes medication management, psychotherapy, and other related supports. Nancy provides individualized care planning and expert strategies that help families better manage their loved ones with aggression, sundowning, or other types of difficult behaviors.
Mental Health and Addictions Specialist
Joanne's extensive clinical practice spans 40 years and ranges from critical care to now what is her current main focus, addictive disease and mental illness. She has worked in different mental health arenas including inpatient and outpatient care and counseling, and home care. Joanne served as Chair for the Psychiatric Subcommittee of the Home Health Assembly from 1995 to 1997, and in 2000, she joined the New Jersey Board of Nursing Staff to develop and implement an alternative to discipline program for nurses. She is the Founder and former Director of the Recovery and Monitoring Program at the Institute for Nursing in New Jersey. Joanne provides our clients and families with expert counseling, interventions and support for those dealing with depression, dementia, addiction or relationship issues.
Team Legal Consultant
Michael's experience in senior care and advocacy comes from his work as an attorney in the Office of the Camden County Surrogate. Michael has spent many years serving the local community with important legal guidance in the areas of advance directives, living wills, powers of attorney and guardianship issues. He is also experienced in the field of disabilities.
Boyd Thomas Bicknell, Jr.
Administrative Support Advisor
Tom is both seasoned and successful in managing business affairs and administrative senior care issues. His expertise is in investigating and correcting any inaccurate medical charges, utility bills, or other types of administrative tasks, such as balancing checkbooks and other record-keeping chores. Tom provides invaluable insight and know-how for our clients.