Helene Bergman, Geriatric Care Manager

Helene Bergman, LMSW, is a certified geriatric care manager (C-ASWCM) and owner of Elder Care Alternatives, a professional geriatric care management business in New York City. She consults with nursing homes and daycare programs to develop specialized programs for Alzheimer's patients.

Bergman speaks frequently on memory and aging, Alzheimer's disease caregiving, and other eldercare topics for assisted-living facilities, nursing homes, and corporations. She has led many caregiver support groups for the Alzheimer's Association and coauthored the book Guiding the Alzheimer's Caregiver: A Handbook for Counselors.

Bergman received her master's degree in social work from Hunter School of Social Work following a career in education. She was previously affiliated with the NYU Aging and Dementia Research Center, where she was a family counselor and research associate. She was on the advisory board of the Brookdale Center on Aging Certificate Program in Professional Care Management and taught the center's seminar on home healthcare.

She served as the president of the Greater New York Chapter of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers from 2000 to 2004. Bergman presently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM).

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