Certified Geriatric Care Manager Elayne Forgie Highlighted in AARP Video Series on Alzheimer’s Care
(Southeast Florida, May 2009) Elayne Forgie CMC, a certified geriatric care manager and president of Elder Care at Home was recently featured in a new two-part Â elder care video series sponsored by AARP, that give 14 Tips for In-Home Caregivers who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease.
Here are the links toÂ the two part series: http://www.aarp.org/family/caregiving/articles/makeovers_billy_house.html‘
Forgie, an Alzheimer’s and caregiving professional, knows that caring for a loved one with early memory loss or dementia can be both painful to watch and frustrating. The goal for Forgie is to find a way this family can help Billy safely navigate his way around his home, minimize his growing confusion, and stimulate his memory.
After spending a day with family, Forgie offers a series of simple and enjoyable solutions these caregivers can implement to help Billy trigger his short-term memory and conquer everyday tasks.
In part one of our series, “When Memory Loss Hits Home: Seven Solutions for Billy,” Forgie offers a series of tips for keeping Billy actively involved in his daily life and safe in his home.
On her wedding day, Mary had promised her husband Billy she’d always be there. With the help of these solutions, she can keep that promise she made to her husband.
Elayne Forgie is a professional geriatric care manager, certified by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. She was a founding Board Member of the Florida Geriatric Care Managers Association, and is the president and founder of the ElderCare Resource Center, ElderCare at Home and AlzheimersTraining.com.
She is presently serving on the Advocacy Advisory Board for the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America and has been awarded their Excellence in Care Specialist designation. Elayne is a member of the Case Management Society of America and American Counseling Association.
She is the founder of Healthy Aging Enterprises and The ElderCare Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation that provides 24 hours of emergency respite care in the patient’s home.
Elayne has been recognized on local, state, and national levels as both a certified geriatric care manager and as president/owner of an Inc. 500 company. She has over 18 years of direct experience focusing on the needs of older adults, caregivers, and family members living with the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other cognitive impairments.Â She has an impeccable reputation for providing comprehensive care and services and has helped thousands of families across the United States.
Elayne is active in a number of local organizations including Executive Women of the Palm Beaches; Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Alzheimer’s Alliance and is presently working with other local leaders in the establishment of Dementia Specific Standards for service delivery to patients and caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s disease.