Our care managers are licensed in nursing, social work and physical rehabilitation, have decades of experience and are familiar with numerous health conditions such as dementia, heart failure, degenerative neurological, cardio-pulmonary disease, mental illness and end of life issues.
We help adults and seniors to experience normal aging and prevent crisis. We combine our passion
for client advocacy, our knowledge of community resources and our ability to provide chronic care disease management to bring
peace of mind to families and their medical providers.
Our Comprehensive Team
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 boutique 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 blends these talents with strong advocacy and community resources.
receiving her bachelor of science in nursing from Simmons College in
1985, Linda gained a broad range of experience at MGH as a post op surgical nurse, insurance quality review at Blue Cross Insurance Co., then over 10 years nursing clients with complex medical and surgical issues back to health for certified home health agencies.
She is a certified dementia practitioner and a member of The Aging Life Care Association, the Alzheimer's
Association Partnership, the Mass Guardianship Association and the Brain Injury Association of Mass. Linda & her team continually keep learning so that they stay abreast of changes in the healthcare & homecare industry.
She and her team educates professionals and families on navigating the health care system, how to be an effective family advocate and how to plan for successful aging. "I feel rewarded when a family's stress lessens and they learn their rights and options," 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 for various non-profits, hiking, country dancing and yoga. Proficient in Spanish.
Arlene Lowney, RN, MBA
Nurse Geriatric Care Manager
Arlene is a healthcare professional with over 35 years experience in Hospice & Palliative Care nursing, administration and education. She was the Director of the Hospice of Cambridge with an Inpatient Unit in Cambridge for over six years and Evercare Hospice in Waltham for three years.
As a healthcare consultant for eight years, she was project manager at VNA's and hospices preparing for certification. Most recently, she was on the Board of the Alzheimer’s Association for 6 years, actively promoting education and support for caregivers in the wider community while raising funds for research. Arlene taught at the Tufts Medical School Graduate Pain Program and chaired the Hospice and Palliative Care Ethics Committee for 10 years.
She now works as a Geriatric Care Manager, caring for complex medical and psychiatric clients. She enjoys contra dancing, reading, traveling, friends and family. Fluent in Dutch and is proficient in Italian.
Seiko Hori, MS, RN, CDP
Nurse Geriatric Care Manager
A 1988 graduate of Temple University with a nursing degree as well as a masters in gerontology, Seiko has acute, long term care and community home care experience. A native of Japan, she has a special interest in elders, dementia and care management for the Asian population. Fluent in Japanese.
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. Fluent in Hebrew.
Teresa Simonelli, PsyaD
Psychotherapist, Care Manager
Teresa works with people experiencing anxiety, depression, addiction, disability and aging issues to help lessen the feelings of frustration and hopelessness.
She helps clients cultivate self-awareness and obtain the wisdom to make healthier choices and cultivate inner strength and insights. Her expertise is in modern psychodynamic psychotherapy, healthy life style coaching, movement therapy and addictions/sobriety coaching. Teresa finds and coordinates community supports across the health care continuum. Her soft, yet insightful and supportive approach is well loved.
Bob Smith, B.S.
Business Development Specialist
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.
Looking for an exciting career as a care manager? We are looking for more team members, please inquire!