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 help 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 three 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 has resided in the Metrowest Boston area most of her life. She and her husband have raised two adventurous daughters. She enjoys volunteering at a free medical program for the underserved, hiking, country 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 contra dancing, reading, traveling, hiking and her friends, family and beloved grandchildren.
Lynn M Carlson, LICSW
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Care Manager
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 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 focuses on delivering exceptional rehabilitation advocacy while she and her husband are raising an adorable daughter.
Deborah Smulian, LCSW., BC-DMT., LMFT., CAGS., CGP
Social Worker, Care Manager
Deborah has over 40 years as a psychotherapist, hospital case manager at Lahey Clinic, dance therapist, cancer support group leader and more. Raised in England she moved to Israel as a teen and settled in Boston. Her wit, charm and introspection helps her clients find meaning in their lives. She enjoys her husband and 2nd home in the Cape.
Bob Smith, B.S.
Director of Community Relations
Bob has a forestry degree from Penn. State and taught outdoor environmental education in his first career. For the last 35 years he has held numerous positions in the wholesale office supply industry from company owner to sales manager. He brings business oversight, a fun sense of humor and is dedicated to sharing what makes our team unique.
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.