Thursday, October 1, 2015

Elder Care Manager| Social Worker Advocate | Northampton, MA 01060

Elder Care Manager| Social Worker Advocate | Northampton, MA 01060:

{Q}A New England native and UMASS Amherst School of Business Alum, Liz completed her Master in Social Work degree at New Mexico State University while enjoying the culture of the Southwest in 2000. After graduation, Liz and her family returned to Massachusetts and she began her professional social work career.

As in most things in life, one relationship connection always leads to another. Her position as an Emergency Room Crisis Clinician for Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield led her to Medical Social Work at Baystate VNA & Hospice which ultimately led her to Anchorage Nursing Home in Shelburne. During this time, Liz also worked on-call for the hospital’s social work & discharge planning department.{EQ}

As you navigate the road ahead

When there is a change in circumstances, such as a change in housing, a change in medical or cognitive status, or the loss of a spouse.
When families live at a distance and have a hard time engaging local services or uncertain about the future.
When you are trying to decide what the best options are for an elderly relative, a person with disabilities, or for yourself.
When your loved one has been hospitalized, has had a dramatic change in health, or is refusing care.
When a care crisis triggers old conflicts and disagreements among family members.
When anxiety, depression, dementia or Alzheimer's disease is in the picture.

Charting the course...

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
Licensed Nursing Home Administrator,
Certified Advanced Social Work Case Manager (C-ASWCM),

Liz, first will provide a thorough objective assessment of you and your loved one's needs. With my recommendations, we then develop a comprehensive and manageable plan of care and set reasonable goals. Using extensive knowledge of the medical, psychological, cognitive, social, and spiritual challenges of illness, disability and aging - Liz often identifies & incorporate resources previously unknown.

Liz works together as a team to implement an appropriate care plan careful to balance individual needs, values, and preferences with what is both realistic and possible.

Liz Kapitulik, LICSW, C-ASWCM
Clinical Geriatric Social Worker & Care Manager

serving Northampton and surrounding towns in Western Massachusetts.

Phone:   (413)387-9474
Fax:       (413)634-5643