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Kathleen Scribner, RN, MPH, CCM

Co-founder and Director

Kathleen Scribner, RN, MPH, CCM

Kathleen Scribner, RN, MPH, CCM

“As an RN, a former healthcare executive with more than thirty years experience, I understand how the healthcare system works. Our care management professionals have helped countless individuals and families avoid pitfalls, overcome barriers and arrive at good outcomes as they navigate the complexities of eldercare. We get there using an elder-centric, collaborative approach to care planning.

The elder’s wishes and concerns are always at the heart of our consideration. We work with the whole family, often tapping into a team of professional advisors, to bring forward a well-informed consensus  in finding solutions for today and making good plans for tomorrow.

I understand and respect the trust my clients place  in my services, and I pledge a process based on dignity, clarity and peace of mind for everyone involved.”

Kathleen’s career began as a new nurse graduate at Tufts New England Medical Center. She worked in the rehabilitation unit and the neurosurgical ICU. Early on she recognized the value of supporting patients in the community, and made the decision to segway into home health as a visiting nurse. Later she advanced to a senior VP position with a leading Medicare certified home health agency serving greater Boston.

In more recent years Kathleen served as a consultant to health and eldercare organizations throughout New England. She held a seat on the Board of Directors for her local hospital, and served as an advisor for federally funded research on quality in home health care.

Today, Kathleen’s broad range of experience shapes her work with elder clients and families. She understands how the health system works, and has keen sense of best fit in matching elder needs with high value care options.

Kathleen earned a BSN from Boston University and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Yale University. She is a registered nurse licensed in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Additionally, Kathleen holds a national certification by the Commission for Case Management is a professional member of the Aging Life Care Association TM (formerly known as the National Association for Professional Geriatric Care Managers).

Today … Understand elder person’s needs and wishes • Help families and caregivers address immediate issues • Advocate and coordinate among multiple providers

Tomorrow … Map a long term plan for the elder’s care needs • Facilitate and coordinate details of ongoing care • Navigate senior living issues for best outcomes

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