Aging in Place Advisors

Our team of Aging in Place Advisors have many years of experience in helping families face the challenges of caring for their loved ones. We offer practical advice and solutions for the following:

 

  • Advice and recommendations to help you minimize financial and emotional stress and family conflicts, thus allowing you to manage and prioritize your time and resources

  • Evaluate an older adult’s ability to manage activities of daily living

  • Engaging the services of a home care agency or hiring a private caregiver

  • Resolving conflicts within families on their role in sharing responsibilities for a loved one.

  • Managing caregiving when family caregivers live at a distance or out of state, cannot visit on a daily or regular basis, and/or go on vacation or business trip

  • Managing the daily needs of chronic conditions such as Parkinson’s, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, etc.

  • Find supportive program(s) to help older adults who are caring for adult children with disabilities

  • Identify support groups to help families cope with the transitions of aging

 

Call Toll free 774-377-5818 to set up appointment. The cost is only $25.

Cheryl Rumley, RN, President & CEO, Apex Healthcare Services, has more than 25 + years' geriatric and home care experience. Her expertise includes helping people who are diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, Cancer, Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, Cardiac Disease and other conditions. She believes the home environment maintains the greatest satisfaction and contributes to the highest level of functioning, as well as quality of life, for people who require care and their families.

 

Cheryl has been an adjunct professor of Becker College, Worcester, MA, for their Associate Degree Nursing Program. Cheryl's company has won the 2003 Governor's Commission Exemplary Employer Award, the 2003 Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission Vendor of the Year Award and the 2003 Springfield Chamber of Commerce Super 60 Award. 

Edward McGonagle, Founder and President of Greater Boston Home Health Care Services, has more than 30 years' experience in providing professional caregiving services. Greater Boston Home Health Care Services is a prominent and respected provider of homecare service to thousands of aging in place adults across greater Boston, Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard. 

 

He knows how difficult family caregiving is for the caregiver and understands how to integrate family caregiving with appropriate planning for a loved one. Whatever the medical condition, he can advise families on the appropriate way to approach their loved ones' assisted daily living needs.

Kevin Smith is President and COO of Best of Care, a family-owned and operated, non-medical home care agency. His caregiving experience is comprehensive. He handles countless calls and communications each week to assist people with various medical conditions and assisted daily living issues. When necessary, Smith recommends personal care services, homemakers and companions, hospice care, nursing care management and specialty services as they relate to dementia and acquired brain injury care. His network and knowledge of professional services in the caregiving industry allow him to connect individuals to the appropriate resources.

Best of Care Inc. was named a 2014 Family Business of the Year finalist by the Family Business Association of Massachusetts. Smith is an Executive Committee and Board Member of the Massachusetts Home Care Aide Council. His agency serves Greater Boston, the South Shore, South Coast and Cape Cod communities with offices in Quincy, Raynham, New Bedford and South Dennis, Massachusetts.

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The Aging in Place Essential Toolkit™  addresses the challenges that individuals and families face in caring for a loved one or themselves. It is a one-stop resource of practical advice, services, and support that helps people plan for how they will live a good life as they or a loved one age.

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