Maria Basso Lipani, Licensed Clinical Social Worker


Maria Basso Lipani writes the popular website www.geriatriccaremanagement.com, where she puts her expertise as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker to good use answering care planning questions. Maria is a graduate of Columbia University School of Social Work and is licensed in California and New York. She worked with chronically ill older adults and their families for several years at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco before becoming the manager of a federally funded caregiver support program in New York City. Today Maria oversees a program to reduce preventable readmissions at a hospital.


Recently Published on Caring.com

How do we find a better home health agency? — Oct 15, 2011
If you're unhappy with the home health aides you can absolutely call the agency that sent them, explain the behaviors, and ask for different workers. Finding a better home ...
How can Mom keep her HUD apt without jeopardizing Medicare? — Aug 12, 2010
This is an excellent question and one that may require a lot of action on your part in the next few days to find a resolution. If I were you here's what I would do: 1) Co...
My mother suffers from schizophrenia and has suffered most... — Jul 08, 2010
Being a caregiver for a parent with schizophrenia is especially challenging for all the reasons you shared. It can be considerably harder when that parent isn't taking medi...
Is it common for rehab facilities to require residents to wear adult diapers for convenience? — Apr 05, 2010
In a word - Yes. Hard to believe, I know. In fact, using adult diapers for convenience in a nursing facility is one of the most agregious practices I've seen. But you na...
How Do We Deal with Mother with No Hope of Cooperation? — Mar 19, 2010
In a situation like yours, the best you can do is to have your mother evaluated by a psychiatrist. If she does have dementia, it must be diagnosed. Then guardianship shoul...