As we and our loved ones age, we face many questions about care, treatments, and what we can expect next. Finding the answers isn’t always easy. Please join moderator, Steve Ledvina, for his Q&A conversation with two experts in field of geriatric care-management, Debbie Drelich and Stacey Zaslow-Cook.
If you have specific questions, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, March 20. We may not get to every question, but we will do our best to cover topics that are asked about most frequently.
Debbie Drelich is the founder of New York Elder Care Consultants, LLC, an Aging Life Care Consultation practice that provides assessment, advocacy and care management of older adults, and has worked with clients in every facet of the senior care industry. She has seen firsthand the challenges faced by clients suffering from dementia and their caregivers. Debbie received her master’s degree in Social Work from the Hunter College School of Social Work, as well as a post-master’s degree in Individual treatment, a certificate in Health Care Administration and certification as a Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Debbie serves on the board of Sharp Again Naturally.
Stacey Zaslow-Cook has worked as a geriatric social worker for over 30 years, and for the past 2 years, she has been the owner of Aging Smart. She earned a BS degree from Rochester Institute of Technology and her MSW from New York University. Stacey is a member of The National Association of Geriatric Care Managers and is a licensed social worker. Stacey worked at different hospitals as a geriatric social worker, coordinating safe discharges into the community, such as nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, and adult day cares. Stacey has worked in a medical adult day program and a home-care agency assisting clients to adjust to new life changes and to ensure safety in their homes.