WHO WILL SUPPORT YOU FROM OUR TEAM?

 

FOUNDER

MARY WINNERS, BSBA, Certified Gerontologist

mary_w_smMary has over a decade of experience in the business development aspect of healthcare. While physicians and nurses provide medical recommendations, Mary understands the other side of health care-the confusing maze of health care options and unknowns. She has extensive knowledge in acute care hospitalization, Gero-psychiatric issues, Alzheimer’s and dementia care, hospice, assisted living and other senior care options. Read more >>

 


MARTY HOOPER MORRIS

MARTY_SMMarty has over 30 years of experience working with non-profit clients in the humanitarian and religious fields. After retiring in 2007, she took on the role of CFO for a roofing/construction company and then joined About Senior Solutions as Office Manager in August 2013. Her many years with non-profits has created a perfect blend of administrative talents and a desire to help serve the senior community. Her business management experience helps to support the enhancement of client/company goals and well-being. Marty looks forward to taking your call and will serve your needs as quickly and efficiently as possible.

 


 

WHO PERFORMS THE EVALUATIONS: OUR CLINICIANS

One of our licensed clinicians, experienced in geriatric psycho-social issues will perform the evaluation in the home setting of the senior. Once we understand the direction needed for care, you may work with one or more of About Senior Solutions team members.

ANN HODGDON

ann_hMasters of Social Work Degree at California State University, Long Beach with a focus on adults and gerontology. Masters of Social Work Degree at California State University, Long Beach with a focus on adults and gerontology. Her primary background is in the field of mental health. Read more >>

JENNY JOLLY

JENNYJenny L. Jolly has been working with disabled and older adults for over eight years. She is self-employed as a professional care manager, applying knowledge as a gerontologist to ensure optimum health outcomes, while making efficient use of social resources and health care on behalf of vulnerable individuals and families. She joined About Senior Solutions in 2013. She is trained in using a holistic, person centered approach to care. As a care manager she empowers the social service systems and health care in transitioning individuals and their families across these settings. Prior work included 10 years as a self-employed small business-marketing executive, creating marketing plans, networking, and coordinating advertising. Several of her press releases resulted in articles published in local newspapers and magazines for her clients. She is involved in many non-profits as a member of the California Volunteer Driver Coalition, a member of the Real Connections advisory board, the Program Manager for Disabilities411 and a volunteer for Real Connections. Special trainings have included Mental Health First Aid, Elder Abuse, and the Trauma Resiliency Model. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nutrition and Food Science from the State University College at Buffalo. She earned her Master’s of Science in Gerontology from the University of La Verne.

AL GILPIN
Chief Security Consultant

al_gilpin1Al Gilpin’s law enforcement expertise is invaluable in protecting our seniors. As a Retired Sheriff and past California Corrections Officer, his knowledge provides a priceless service to About Senior Solutions. Our Geriatric Care Managers look at safety from a perspective of fall prevention; Al adds an extra component of safety by securing property and the use of observational skills against potential abusers and scam artists.

Adult Protective Services is only able to do so much. Al is able to guide and work alongside with law enforcement to assert their authority to protect a senior. He interfaces with the police community and community at large. He is skillful in dealing with 5150’s, Restraining Orders, and the necessary defenses that are available to protect this frail and vulnerable population.

His desire to work with seniors took place after writing recurring reports of scams perpetrated against seniors. After he retired from the Riverside Sheriff’s Department, Al worked with designing home security systems and identifying areas of vulnerability to predators.

“Seniors are more trusting than other age groups,” says Gilpin, “I like teaching them to say no. A common issue is the “phone friend” who really just wants their money. I can empower them by giving them permission to be rude and hang up.”

 

 

 

WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING

 

“My daughter and I were beginning to feel like we were totally on our own. Thank you so much. “

Mary L., San Dimas

“I was all alone caring for my husband at home. I didn’t know if I was doing the right thing or not. It was a difficult time to be faced with, you listened to what we wanted and provided us with options. You made it a simpler decision. I did not feel stuck and felt the stress of the situation melt away. “

M. Becker, Pasadena

“When I first came in to contact with Casa Colina and they recommended that I make contact with you folks, I realized that finally I had been introduced to the “Source” of all of the services and information I would need to adequately care for my father.”

Geoffrey G. H., Los Angeles

 

 

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A GERIATRIC EVALUATION IS:

  • a personalized plan to enhance a senior’s quality of life
  • performed by an experienced professional in the home setting of the senior

  • a written report to present to physicians and other health care providers
  • an organized notebook for pertinent health care information

  • a source of tailored referrals for care
  • an empowerment tool for Seniors and Caregivers
  • a road map to solutions and peace of mind