Brown Bag Lunch: From the trenches, the realities of aging in place and care options
Location: Mass School of Law, Andover, Mass.
Topic: "From the trenches, the realities of aging in place and care options"
This talk will present the different levels of care options as one enters into the realm of long term care. Jennifer will explain what the picture really looks like when one is home with care, participating in an adult day health center, in an assisted living or in a skilled nursing facility. She will discuss what the transitions from one to another look like, and the common but unspoken pitfalls that can occur in even the best long term care plans.
From family dynamics to crisis intervention, you will hear specific examples of ways in
which geriatric care management has helped families to find solutions to matching their wishes to the reality that is elder care.
We will discuss the following care options with real life examples:
1. Home with care
2. Home with adult day health services
3. Assisted Living
4. Nursing Home
Speaker Bio: Jennifer Pilz MPT, CMC, Lead Care Manager/Owner
Jennifer Pilz has served families and their aging loved ones in various capacities for
over 18 years. Beginning her career as a physical therapist at skilled nursing facilities,
hospitals and in home care, Jennifer has seen first-hand the extensive need families
have as their loved ones age, and the lack of available services to help them along this fragmented journey. This experience inspired her to pursue the field of geriatric care management.
Jennifer has a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from Simmons College later going on to earn a graduate certificate in Geriatric Care Management from the University of Florida and has been a Certified Care Manager since 2014 and a member of the National Association of Aging Life Care Managers since 2012.