Jennifer Voorlas is the President of Geriatric Care Consultants, LLC. She specializes in long term care planning and how best to serve older adults and their family members as they cope with specific challenges. In her writing and speaking, she incorporates many disciplines integral to understanding “quality of life” issues involved in elder care.
Jennifer has been in the field of gerontology since 1996. She is a graduate of Antioch University Los Angeles, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology. She received a Masters degree in Gerontology at The University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where furthering her experience, she worked for the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.
It was there that she administrated and implemented a community outreach program for “at risk seniors” with Dementia and Alzheimer’s. This Memory Enhancement Seminar for Seniors (MESS) involves teaching proactive strategies to keep memory sharp, as well as educating about the differences between normal vs. abnormal memory changes. While at USC she co-authored a manual for teachers on how to replicate this proactive model in the community.
Jennifer went on to achieve National Certification (CMC) in geriatric care management—awarded by the National Association of Certified Care Managers (NACCM).
She is editor in chief of The Aging Life Care Journal, a trade journal published by the Aging Life Care Association (formerly NAPGCM), which provides cutting edge research and practicum information related to Gerontology.
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