Meet Caring.com's Experts
Expert, Caring.com | medicaid, medicare, paying for care
Joseph L. Matthews is a Caring.com Expert, an attorney, and the author of Long-Term Care: How to Plan & Pay for It and Social Security, Medicare, & Government Pensions: Get the Most Out of Your Retirement & Medical Benefits.
Opthalmologist | vision problems, eye diseases, glaucoma
Lylas Mogk, M.D. is an ophthalmologist and director of the Henry Ford Visual Rehabilitation and Research Center in Grosse Pointe and Livonia, Michigan, and the author of Macular Degeneration: The Complete Guide to Saving and Maximizing Your Sight.
CAPS certified aging in place | aging in place, home modifications, preparing the home
Chris Moore is a certified aging in place specialist (CAPS) and the founder and president of Solid Rock Enterprises, Inc. He is a contractor with more than 24 years of experience in residential construction. He specializes in using the principles of universal design to help seniors age in place in their own homes. He writes a monthly column called Housing Matters on the Senior News website.
Research Associate, Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience and The Fisher Center for Alzheimerâ€™s Disease Research at The Rockefeller University | Alzheimer's, alzheimer's research
Dr. William J. Netzer, Research Associate, Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research laboratory at The Rockefeller University. Dr. Netzer's long-term goal is to discover molecules within brain cells that would act as therapeutic targets for drugs aimed at treating Alzheimer's disease. For a full bio on Dr. Netzer and his major findings, please visit: www.ALZinfo.org/Netzer
Clinical Pharmacist, UCSF Medication Management Service | prescriptions, pharmacist, medications
Nancy Nkansah, a clinical pharmacist, is an associate professor of clinical pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She posts medication alerts and updates on http://www.ncapsul.com/capsulblog/, a blog designed to provide the public with practical medication management and safety tools. Nkansah is also the development director for Ncapsul, Inc., a service designed to provide the public with easy-to-use tools to prevent medication errors.
Geriatric Care Manager | dementia, daily care, home care
Merrily Orsini, MSSW, was a pioneer in the business of providing geriatric care managed in-home care. She currently serves on the board of the National Association for Home Care and Hospice and is Chair of the Private Duty Homecare Association. She holds a master's degree in social work and is a nationally known writer and speaker on aging, elder issues, and in-home care.
Geriatric Care Manager | geriatric care managers, coordinating care, Planning Care
Kay Paggi, GCM, LPC, CGC, MA, is in private practice as a geriatric care manager and is on the advisory board for the Emeritus Program at Richland College. She has worked with seniors for nearly 20 years as a licensed professional counselor, certified gerontological counselor, and certified geriatric care manager.
Otolaryngologist | sleep, sleep problems, sleep apnea
Steven Y. Park, M.D., is a board-certified otolaryngologist specializing in diagnosing and treating sleep-breathing problems such as obstructive sleep apnea, snoring, and upper airway resistance syndrome. Park is a blogger (doctorstevenpark.com) and author of the book Sleep, Interrupted: A Physician Reveals the #1 Reason Why So Many of Us Are Sick and Tired.
Geriatric Care Manager | Alzheimer's, Alzheimer's and dementia caregiving, Alzheimer's behaviors
Kathryn Pears, who has a master's in public policy and management, has been involved in dementia care for 30 years. She was a caregiver for her father, who had early onset Alzheimer's disease, and cared for him at home until his death in 1991. She was director of Public Policy and Education for the Alzheimer's Association, Maine chapter, until June 2011, when she left to create Dementia Care Strategies, where she provides consulting and training services to family and professional caregivers about all aspects of caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. In addition, she has led multiple legislative initiatives in Maine to improve care for individuals living with dementia, including passage of a Silver Alert program to track missing people with dementia as well as special care unit disclosure.
Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, www.funeral411.com | funerals, cremation, burials
Rebekah Peoples, CFSP, CPC, Is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. She is passionate about serving others and believes that giving clients honest, accurate information empowers them to create tributes and services that are meaningful and appropriate. Her tips about funerals and life can be found at www.funeral411.com.