Seniorbridge RN Care Managers Receive Certification From National Academy Of Certified Care Managers
Completes First Phase of Companywide Program to Certify All Staff Managing Its Complex, Chronic Care Plans for the Frail Elderly
(NEW YORK CITY) June 11, 2008
- SeniorBridge, a specialized organization that serves seniors and their families by managing complex, chronic care in the home and other settings, announced that seven members of its nursing/care management staff have received certification from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers (NACCM). They may now use the designation CMC, Care Manager, Certified.
The certifications complete the first phase of a companywide program to certify all care management staff. The purpose of NACCM is to advance the quality of care management services by assuring individual competence to perform the full range of care management tasks through a validated, standardized examination that tests the skills, knowledge and practice ethics needed to serve consumers.
Care management services link and coordinate assistance from both professional service providers and family and friends to enable consumers with functional limitations to obtain the highest level of independence consistent with their capacity and care preferences. NACCM-certified care management must include face-to-face interviewing, comprehensive assessment, care plan development, implementation and monitoring, problem-solving, reassessment and quality evaluation. It encompasses various settings, target populations, program designs, and levels of duration and intensity of the care management services. SeniorBridge focuses on care management for the frail elderly.
“SeniorBridge is committed to leading the industry in providing innovative, high quality care to seniors -- the fastest-growing demographic group in our country,” said SeniorBridge President & CEO Eric C. Rackow, M.D.. “The NACCM certification program has defined care standards in line with our own expectations for excellence. We congratulate our new CMCs.”
The seven newly-certified SeniorBridge RNs are: Jacqueline Morrison, RN, CMC, MA - Senior Vice President of Clinical Services and Quality Management; David Mattioli, RN, CMC, BSN - Associate Vice President of Clinical Services and Quality Management; Ginger Valinoti Oates, RN, CMC, BSN, MPS - Associate Vice President of Care Management; Kathleen Driscoll, RN, CMC - Senior Vice President of Operations; Rita Campmier, RN, CMC - Care Manager; Kristi Catallo, RN, CMC - Associate Executive Director; James C. Schmidt RN, CMC, BSN, MPA - Director of Client Service.
SeniorBridge, founded in 2000 and with offices throughout the United States, is a provider of care at home for clients who have complex chronic health conditions. The company’s unique Integrated Practice Model addresses the total well-being of clients and their families through a comprehensive program that includes assessment, planning, service coordination, advocacy and direct care by a multidisciplinary team led by a professional geriatric care manager.
The full range of services is personalized according to the level of need and preference. The SeniorBridge program is especially beneficial for patients with complex problems, including chronic medical illnesses such as Congestive Heart Failure and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases, and memory disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, and patients who require close oversight and management of care.
SeniorBridge is a knowledge-based professional organization that benefits from the support of its advisory board of internationally known experts on geriatric issues.
SeniorBridge has its corporate headquarters at 845 Third Avenue, New York NY 10022. It provides its services from 16 locations in nine states. For further information visit www.seniorbridge.com