Senior Clinical and Social Support, LLC
Concerned about an aging parent?
Need help finding services, housing or meaningful activities for an older relative?
Turn to caring, experienced professionals for help.
MSW LCSW-C Geriatrics
Addressing the social and emotional needs of seniors and their families
RN MSN Geriatric Care Manager
Referral and Care Management Services
Both Terrie Ship, RN MSN and Joan Schwarz, MSW LCSW-C have over 25 years experience in their areas of expertise. As a registered nurse, Terrie works extensively in direct patient care, serves as a CPR instructor for professionals and families, teaches on the college level and administrative programs. Joining the Jewish Council for the Aging's Misler Adult Day Center as Health Director, her most recent position was as the Misler Center's Assistant Director.
Joan's social work career focuses on geriatric disability, chronic illness management, and program development for seniors. She leads workshops around the region, including conducting a presentation at a LifeSpan annual meeting on inclusion of assisted living residents in the activity programs of independent seniors. Joan, social worker and Activity Director at the Misler Center, went on to create and direct the award-winning activity program of Ring House; the independent apartment building of the Charles E. Smith Life Communities.
Terrie's BA in Psychology and BS in Nursing are from the University of Illinois and her Masters Degree in Nursing is from Chicago's Loyola University. Joan's BA in Sociology/Psychology (Queens College) and her Masters Degree in Social Work (Hunter College) are under the auspices of the City University of New York. She is certified as a social work clinician in the state of Maryland.
As long-term residents and colleagues of Montgomery County, Maryland, Joan and Terrie are available to provide a wide spectrum of services to help you with your aging family members.
Do These Situations Sound Familiar?
Terrie Ship and Joan Schwarz can provide guidance and
professional assistance when. . .
- Mom has been discharged from the hospital and needs more care than you realized. She needs help bathing, dressing, cooking and taking her medications.
- Dad is tired from caring for your mom. He can't get out because he can't leave her home alone.
- Mom has just moved from Florida and needs warmer clothing - casual and dressy. You are preparing for a family celebration and time is of the essence.
- Your parents are having difficulty with each other; one is confused and the other is starting to have a hearing loss.
- Your dad lives too far away from you to ensure his ability to care for himself and his home. Your job and family make it difficult for you to go see him as often as you wish.
- You and your siblings are dedicated to your parents. Signs of forgetfulness are causing you to have to make living decisions for them but you are not all in agreement as to how to help them.
Terrie and Joan can help you explore possible solutions.
Why Turn to Seniorcare Professionals?
- Individualized short-term or on-going assistance; local or long distance
- Personalized and compassionate service
- Client-centered approach that focuses on the individual's wants and needs
- Reduced burden on your family
- Prevention of unnecessary expenditures
- Efficient, accessible and flexible
- Conserve resources; avoid inappropriate placements and duplication of services
- Crisis intervention to avoid hospitalizations; anticipation of needs and provision of appropriate resources
- Creative solutions to issues that may seem insurmountable
- Care management services that follow the National Association of Geriatric Care Management's Standards of Practice