Sharon L. Cohen, RN, CWCN, CWS, WCC, CLNC
Owner and Founder of Pinnacle Senior Care Solutions, formerly Nursing and… Beyond the Bedside
Geriatric nursing and senior care management have been the core of my practice for 35+ years. As a Concierge Senior (Geriatric) Care Manager, I assist clients and their families explore different options to either ‘age in place at home’ or find the right setting where they can receive the best care, (sometimes an assisted living or skilled nursing facility).
Sometimes clients may do well with a short rehabilitation stay at a subacute facility, allowing them to regain their strength and endurance, and return home and live safely and independently. Home visits are often necessary to evaluate for safety and the need for equipment to make your loved ones more comfortable and safe. As a Geriatric Care Manager, I further assist clients and families explore options for paying for services through Supplemental Medicare insurance, Medicaid, or Long Term Care Insurance. Often it is necessary to work together as a team with an Elder Care Attorney, who will provide the legal aspect of planning the care for a loved one.