Certified Senior Advisor
M.S. in Gerontology
My passion is working
with our elders.
Gwyneth Blackwell, M.S. , CSA, has over 20 years of experience in working with seniors and the disabled population in all facets of long term care.
She earned a Master’s Degree in Gerontology, with concentrations in minor in Healthcare Finance and Biological Aspects of Aging. A Certified Senior Advisor, she has worked with hundreds of families in assisting them with living placement options, Medicaid, HMO dis-enrollment, Health Care Proxy designation, relocating, counseling, Hoarding Disorder, Hospice referral, and navigating the hospital-nursing home-return home map.
"In my own personal experience, when I had just given birth to twins in 2002 and resumed my full-time employment, I didn’t recognize the signs in my own mother.
She was steadily declining both medically and cognitively. Even though I was a eldercare professional, I was blind to my mother’s strikingly deteriorative condition --and to the fact that she required 24/7 care.
When one is too close to the situation, the big picture can be entirely missed.
Whether by denial, or by not realizing a decline has begun -- since people with dementia in the early, and to an extent middle stages can hide their cognitive deficits -- dangerous indications can be missed. Cases may involve a spouse who hides from extended family members that his/her partner is declining for fear they will remove them from the home.
Money can be an issue also. People who are widowed and have kept their financial situation from the children for fear of being “placed in a home”, frequently have not prepared themselves or their families for a crisis that may be financially devastating.
As a well-qualified, compassionate, and objective Geriatric Care Manager, I can come into such situations and can figuratively “throw families and clients a life preserver”.
We know the services available and we know how the system works. We also work with a network of highly qualified eldercare attorneys, financial planners, physicians and other allied healthcare professionals .
The purpose of my practice is to make people’s lives better, healthier and increasingly less worrisome for all parties involved.
At Gwyneth Blackwell Senior Care Resources, Inc. our mission is to provide assessment, planning, advocating, support and having the best possible outcome for all our clients. You can rest assured your loved one is receiving the dedication they deserve."