Joanne was a case manager for the ALS Association, has led expert trainings on both Alzheimer’s disease and domestic abuse in the elderly, and was a founding member of the LGBT Aging Project in Boston. She also has extensive experience in home care and leads caregiver support and bereavement groups. She is a nationally certified care manager (C-ASWCM) and a member of NASW and the national and New England chapters of ALCA. Currently, she is a dementia specialist and social worker at Hebrew SeniorLife in both the Memory Support Unit in Long Term Care and Palliative Care Social Worker in the Rehabilitative Services Unit.
The advantages of being an older caregiver and tips on how to navigate the challenges.