Alpharetta Business Radio

Senior Assisted Living – Special Focus Topic

November 26, 2012 2:21 pm

Guests Lisa Machado, CSA – Visiting Angels – Living Assistance Services; Chris & Sherri Maner – Smooth Transitions – Moving for Seniors; Laura Cayce – CaraVita Home Care discuss Senior Assisted Living and the services helping individuals and families with life’s transitions.

Lisa, Laura, Sherri and Chris discuss the unique challenges faced as our population ages and the range of services that have sprung up to help individuals and families cope with age-related issues. Surprisingly broad in scope, there are many senior assisted living programs now available to help seniors remain in their homes for as long as possible.  And, when it becomes necessary for seniors to move to facilities that can cater to their special needs, our guests discuss options for dealing with every aspect of what can be a stressful time.

Today’s families are frequently not in the same city, even state, where their aging parents live and find helping with these changes almost impossible.  Our studio guests offer many options to provide the level of caring and care that today’s time-stressed families want to provide but cannot and the various programs that can help financially.

Laura Cayce has a master’s degree in social work and gerontology, and she is also certified as professional geriatric care manager. Her passion lies in her work with seniors and families. She is able to carry out this passion daily through her work with her family owned company, CaraVita Home Care.

She has served as social worker and care manager for the past 8 years helping seniors and their families during difficult life transitions. Her clinical experiences include working for a geriatric inpatient psychiatric hospital, serving as a case manager at a skilled nursing and rehab hospital, providing  social worker home visits for various home health agencies, and serving with the Texas Medicaid Community Waiver Program (Providing in home care for individuals with low-income).

Lisa Machado -Lisa is a graduate of Shippensburg University (Shippensburg, Pennsylvania) and in 1994, she received her MBA from Kennesaw University (Kennesaw, GA).  For more than 20 years, Lisa has worked in business in various capacities.

Lisa is originally from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  She is married with three children.   Lisa and her husband, Mario, own and operate Visiting Angels, located in Alpharetta, GA, since 2005.  It is one of 14 Visiting Angels franchises in Georgia. Lisa is a Certified Senior Advisor, a member of the Aging Services Network of North Fulton and a member of the North Fulton Chamber of Commerce.

Chris & Sherri Maner – Chris holds a Degree in Finance from Auburn University.  He worked for one of Atlanta’s largest credit unions for the past 25 years -15 of which were spent managing the Collection Department that included foreclosure dispersal-clean outs and renovations.  His vast experience gives Chris the expertise and contacts needed to handle the needs of senior clients and their families.

Sherri started her career at the same credit union as Chris after graduating high school.  After 29 years, she retired as the AVP of Operations where she managed 28 metro Atlanta offices with over 100 employees.  Through the course of Sherri’s career, she had a large focus on the senior cliental which included the financial and personal situations they faced as they aged.

Although Chris and Sherri are trained and licensed senior move managers, they have first-hand, personal experience with challenges seniors and their families encounter when the need to downsize and relocate arises.  Their unique insight ensures they will care for you and your treasures every step of the way as if you were part of their family.

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