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" Thanks Kathleen for getting me started with locating my parents' legal
directives—living will and medical power of attorney and assisting me with
organizing their medical and financial records. Your referral to an elder law
attorney was great! It has helped us with long term care planning to figure out
how we will pay for costs if or when they can no longer stay at home."— Maria B.
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" My mother is in the early stages of dementia and lives with me. Kathleen helped me to
understand how to keep her safe and how to address difficult behaviors at home.
She also helped me to find the right kind of support so that I could take better care of
myself."— Joan N.
BrightStone ElderCare Solutions, LLC
Aging Life Care™ Management Services
Serving Central Pennsylvania
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Kathleen Steamer is a Certified Aging Life Care Manager™ also known as a Geriatric Care Manager who has spent over 18 years working with older adults and individuals with disabilities and their families in the capacities of a geriatric case manager, director of activities for dementia programming, special education teacher and a life skills coach.
Kathleen earned her bachelor's degree in legal studies at the University of Massachusetts and completed an internship with AARP in Washington D.C. with a focus on legal advocacy in meeting the end of life legal needs of older adults. In 2014, she completed her master's degree in gerontology at the University of Massachusetts.
Ms. Steamer, a credentialed professional gerontologist is the founder and owner of BrightStone ElderCare Solutions, LLC. Her private practice focuses primarily on working with older adults, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, family members, guardians and caregivers. She assists with helping them to navigate aging and longevity by conducting comprehensive assessments and making appropriate recommendations.
How Aging Life Care Management Services Can Help
Kathleen completes an evaluation of an older person's functional status. She develops and implements a personalized plan of care taking health, safety, security, and levels of independence into consideration. The plan may be modified in consultation with the client and family as circumstances change.
Ongoing monitoring and periodic re-evaluation can occur should the condition of the client change. The goal is to assist clients in attaining maximum functional potential and to identify ways to enhance the quality of life for all clients.
Kathleen is a member in good standing of the National Gerontology Academic Honor and Professional Society of Sigma Phi Omega, the Aging Life Care Association®, National Academy of Certified Care Managers, National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners, and the National Association for Professional Gerontologists.
Ms. Steamer, MSG, CMC, CDP, CPG, as a member in good standing of The Aging Life Care Association® and adheres to the Association's Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.