About Our Team
Metrowest Eldercare Management was created out of the need for quality short and long term health and home care support.
Our care managers are familiar with numerous health conditions such as dementia, heart failure, lung disease, cardiovascular disease, end of
life issues and mental illness.
We aide adults and seniors to experience normal aging and prevent crisis. We combine our passion
for client advocacy with our knowledge of community resources to bring
peace of mind to clients and their caregivers.
Certified, Advanced Aging Life Care Manager, Certified Dementia Practitioner, Registered Nurse
Linda is a licensed registered nurse and certified professional Aging Life Care Professional™. Her
experience with caring for adults and seniors spans more than two
decades. Linda discovered her talent as an entrepreneur and client advocate and established this unique care management firm in 2009.
Her tireless capacity to develop creative solutions results in positive outcomes for her clients. She is knowledgeable on a wide range of medical, psychiatric, disability, geriatric conditions and community resources.
receiving her bachelor of science in nursing from Simmons College in
1985, Linda gained a broad range of acute hospital, insurance and home health care
experience. She began as a bedside nurse at Massachusetts General
Hospital. She worked as a Utilization Review Case Manager for Blue Cross Blue Shield and was an admissions case manager for an acute rehab hospital. For
over 10 years she worked in home health care for Newell Home Health Services and the VNA Care Network and Hospice, nursing clients with complex medical and
surgical issues back to health. She is a dementia consultant to families.
is a member of The Aging Life Care Association, The Mass. Guardianship Association, The Case Management Society and The Alzheimer's
Association Local Partnership.
She enjoys educating professionals and families on navigating the health care system and creating plans for successful aging. "I like to help families remove the can't from their vocabulary and reach their goals," states Linda.
Linda was raised in Weston. She and her husband have raised their two daughters in Wayland over the past 20 years. She enjoys volunteering at a free medical program for the underserved, camping, ballroom dancing and yoga.
Arlene Lowney, RN, MBA
Nurse Geriatric Care Manager
Arlene has an extensive hospice nursing and business background. She is a palliative care and hospice consultant and a holistic nurse care manager. She was Executive Director of Hospice of Cambridge and Chilton House Evercare Hospice & Palliative Care. She also was Executive Director of two assisted living residences and developed successful Memory Care Units.
Her specific expertise includes attention to quality of life and quality of housing; caregiver support, education, marketing and healthcare communications. Arlene was on the board of the Alzheimer's Association for six years and is committed to improving life care planning and optimizing community supports for people living with Alzheimer’s and related dementias and their families and caregivers.
Arlene is passionate about helping seniors create a Life Care Plan, to include a Health Care Proxy and a Personal Directive Statement so that individual wishes and preferences are known, communicated and honored across health care and home care settings.
She enjoys dancing, reading, traveling and hiking and her friends, family and beloved grandchildren.
Lynn M Carlson, LICSW
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
A 1972 graduate from the University of Michigan, Lynn has held social work positions in a variety of settings. For the past 12 years she has been providing case management and group treatments across multiple in-patient and partial hospital programs including behavioral health, adult substance abuse and mentoring social work LICSW candidates at McLean's Hospital. She is an innovative and creative practitioner. Her experience with families and individuals also encompasses working with young adults with eating disorders, neuropsychiatric disabilities such as those with developmental delay and psychiatric illness. She enjoys her husband, adult children, hiking, swimming and a good laugh.
Meredith Gingrich, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist Care Manager
Meredith is an experienced registered licensed occupational therapist. She has a strong passion for helping people reach their potential through highly-focused, goal-driven care management and rehab therapy. She believes that listening to the patient and having fun is critical to developing creative, high-impact results.
"I'm passionate about my career; its not just a job," explains Meredith.
Meredith began her career at a skilled nursing facility, where she became a rehabilitation director at several facilities. She managed interdisciplinary rehabilitation teams and worked closely with nursing services.
Meredith owned a non-medical home health care agency which provided personal care and home making services to adults with disabilities and seniors.
She now focuses on delivering exceptional occupational therapy through Medicare and privately as well as care management services.
Metrowest Eldercare Management's vision is that adults with disabilities, elders and their families will feel comfort knowing experienced, licensed professionals are focused on their loved one and the wellbeing of their families.