Episode #1: Anne Sansevero on Geriatric Care Management

Anne Sansevero, founder and CEO of Health Sense

Welcome to the very first episode of the Nursing Assistant Podcast!

Today, our guest is Anne Sansevero, RN, a geriatric nurse practitioner with over 30 years of experience. In this episode, Anne shares her captivating journey into the world of geriatric care management and discusses her organization Health Sense, located in New York City.

Health Sense is a care management organization that coordinates all aspects of a patient’s care, de-mystifies the complex healthcare system, and provides education to patients and their families to help them take control of their health and treatment. We also discuss her caregiver matchmaking business Holistic HomeCare Associates.

In Today’s Episode

  • Anne’s journey from Ireland to the United States and her journey from an RN to master’s degree to entrepreneur.
  • What geriatric care management is.
  • How care management can help patients achieve better healthcare outcomes.
  • How CNAs can be helpful in the care management process through direct caregiving services.
  • How a caregiver matching program can help you achieve higher wages and better job satisfaction.
  • How to apply for contract positions through Holistic HomeCare Associates.

Featured on Today’s Episode

Featured Organization of the Week: Aging Life Care Association

Aging Life Care Association (ALCA)Our inaugural Organization of the Week is an awesome organization headquartered in Tucson, Arizona. The Aging Life Care Association — where our guest Anne Sansevero serves as a board member — focuses on providing education, support, networking, and mentoring to healthcare professionals involved in geriatric care management.

Originally founded in 1985 as the National Association of Private Geriatric Care Managers, today the ALCA leads the aging life care professional community through education and professional development. Their vision is “a world where adults and their families live well as they face the challenges of aging.”

The ALCA has nine regional chapters — Florida, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, New England, New Jersey, New York, South Central, Southeast, and Western — that allow for opportunities to meet with regional colleagues in order to share and learn from one another through communication, education, networking, new member support, peer supervision, and professional development.

Through conferences, webinars, teleconferences, podcasts, social media and individualized mentoring, the ALCA ensures that professionals have the tools they need to be successful. They also offer consumer resources to help educate the community on elder care resources and refer consumers to aging life care professionals in their area. If you are interested in developing a career in geriatric care management, this helpful organization is a one-stop shop.

Contact the Aging Life Care Association

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More About Health Sense

Health SenseHealth Sense provides comprehensive care that empowers seniors to thrive.

Founded by Anne Sansevero in 2005, Health Sense provides care management services in the New York metropolitan region, including memory care, health care advocacy, and home care.

What makes Health Sense unique in the aging life care field? The entire care management team have extensive backgrounds in the nursing profession. And because of this, HealthSense is able to offer a holistic, health-centered approach, as they are well-positioned to identify and assess issues that others may miss.

Their evaluations are comprehensive, focusing on the whole person, as well as their unique environment. This allows the Health Sense team to provide customized recommendations designed to accomplish two things: 1) optimal wellness for the client; and 2) peace of mind for family members.

Health Sense will work with you to help your loved one receive the best possible care. Call the number below or reach out via their contact form to schedule a free 30-minute consultation.

Contact Health Sense

More About Holistic HomeCare Associates

Holistic HomeCare AssociatesHolistic HomeCare Associates was founded by Anne Sansevero and her colleague Rick Gang in 2014 and provides “concierge-level” home care services in New York City and the surrounding areas.

HHCA facilitates successful aging in place by carefully matching geriatric clients with exceptional private hire companions, caregivers, and nurses that specialize in home care.

They offer their clients a choice of caregivers as well as control over match, costs, and responsibilities. And they only provide the highest quality, most experience professionals. Each caregiver who makes it through their extensive application process is interviewed in person by an HHCA principal, and only after passing thorough background checks and reference verification.

Contact Holistic HomeCare Associates

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Patricia Laramee
 

Patricia Laramee, RN is an author, CNA instructor and small business owner. She enjoys creating educational videos, writing textbooks and working with instructors to empower students.