Meet Caring.com's Experts
Board-Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, PharmD, FASCP, CGP | prescriptions, pharmacist, medications
Pharmacist William Simonson, also known as "Dr. Si", is a board-certified geriatric pharmacist who is dedicated to improving medication use by seniors. He is a pharmacy educator and is active in publishing and presenting to health professional and consumer audiences and has been active in the area of geriatrics and long-term care pharmacy practice for more than 35 years.
Communication Expert | communication, estate planning, geriatric psychology
David Solie is an author, educator, speaker, and thought leader in geriatric and intergenerational communication. His book How to Say It to Seniors: Closing the Communication Gap With Our Elders is a landmark text that has been read and reread by legions of baby boomers searching for a better approach to working with their parents and other older adults.
CEO, BLS Eldercare Financial Solutions | finances, financial planning, financial advisors
Barbara Steinberg is the CEO and founder of BLS Eldercare Financial Solutions, which specializes in helping families pay for long-term care for their loved ones. A registered financial gerontologist, she speaks regularly on the topic of paying for long-term care and is a financial expert for Caring.com.
Nurse Practitioners, Heartstrong LLC | heart disease, stroke, heart attack prevention
Carolyn Strimike, N.P. and Margie Latrella, N.P. are cardiac nurse practitioners specializing in the prevention of heart disease and stroke. They have over 40 years of nursing experience in Cardiology between them. The main goal of their work is to counsel, motivate and empower women to adopt healthy lifestyle choices.
Gerontologist, NeoCORTA Proactive Brain Fitness | technology, daily care
Katy Thomas, PhD, is a gerontologist, engineer, and entrepreneur. She is a professor of gerontology at Georgia State University and the cofounder of NeoCORTA Proactive Brain Fitness. Thomas is also the founder and editor of Tech Savvy Daughter, a blog dedicated to helping older adults "use technology like their children and grandchildren do."
MD, Jo-Ann LeBuhn Center for Chest Disease and Respiratory Failure | copd basics
Byron Thomashow, MD, is medical director of the Jo-Ann LeBuhn Center for Chest Disease and Respiratory Failure at New York Presbyterian Hospital and a clinical professor of medicine in the division of allergy and critical care medicine at Columbia University Medical Center. He's also chairman of the board of the COPD Foundation and co-chairman of the Medical Advisory Council of the National Emphysema/COPD Association.
professor, School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida | Alzheimer's, dementia, alzheimer's treatments
Ladislav Volicer, M.D., Ph.D., is recognized as an international expert on advanced dementia care. He is a courtesy full professor at the School of Aging Studies, University of South Florida, Tampa, and visiting professor at the Third Medical Faculty, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic. Twenty-five years ago, he established one of the first dementia special care units.
Estate Planning Attorney | estate planning, finances, assets
Steve Weisman hosts the nationally syndicated radio show A Touch of Grey, heard on more than 50 stations, including WABC in New York City and KRLA in Los Angeles. He is a practicing lawyer specializing in estate planning and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. He's a public speaker and commentator who has appeared on many radio and television shows throughout the country, and he's the legal editor of Talkers magazine, the preeminent trade publication of talk radio. His latest book is The Truth About Avoiding Scams.
RN, BSN, PHN, Hospice of San Joaquin | end of life, hospice
Audrey Wuerl, RN, BSN, PHN, is education coordinator for Hospice of San Joaquin in California. She is also a geriatric trainer for the End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC), which promotes education in geriatric nursing and end-of-life care.