"Your guidance and understanding regarding Anita's health was very comforting to us — knowing that you had insight and experience that we lacked but appreciated so much helped more than you'll ever know."
Daughter-in-law, Arlington, MA
"Kathy Kemp more than fulfilled our family needs. She anticipated every decision that had to be made concerning our aunt's health and well being. Kathy is a dedicated service provider, highly professional and empathetic. Our aunt thrived under Kathy's care and supervision. Our family, even though thousands of miles away, was granted peace of mind. Every aspect of our two year relationship with Kathy was excellent. Because of
Sage Advice our aunt was allowed to remain in her home until death, with love, dignity, happiness and grace."
Choosing Kathy Kemp and Sage Advice
Sage Advice gives you peace of mind
GERIATRIC CARE MANAGER
Kathy Kemp OTR/L,LSW,CMC
Kathy is a licensed Occupational Therapist, a licensed social worker, and an Advanced Level Aging Life Care Professional/Certified Care Manager. She has over 30 years of professional clinical experience including mental health, community health, adult rehabilitation and long-term care. Whether you are just seeking professional consultation, a little support or ongoing care, she's got you covered. When you call Sage Advice, you will speak with Kathy, every time.
When working with older adults and the people that care for them,
she has a soft touch and a sense of humor. Kathy doesn't "manage" clients, but creates an alliance and together we set priorities and goals. Each situation is unique and usually involves creative problem-solving to find the optimal solution. Sometimes there are urgent situations that require prompt decisions, but ideally we will take small steps to ensure informed decision-making for health, maximal independence and improved quality of life
Sage Advice does not own or operate any direct care
agencies ensuring there is no conflict of interest. Their promise
is to find the right personalized care in the most cost-effective manner. Kathy receives no compensation or incentives for referrals.
Our recommendations are conflict-free and without bias.
As an independent practitioner I have minimal overhead and the savings are passed to my clients.
OTHER WAYS KATHY SAVES YOU MONEY:
Preventing problems (e.g., hospitalizations, institutionalization)
Reviewing available programs and benefits There may be insurance coverage or benefits the client is eligible for that the family doesn't know about or do not have the training to apply for (e.g., long-term care insurance, VA or pension benefits).
Reducing time taken off from work There are tasks, such as medical advocacy, that family members sometimes perform. Those tasks can wreak havoc, however, on the schedule of midcareer professionals.
Reducing travel for long-distance caregivers For the who live more than an hour away, coming to address a parent's issues can get expensive. If a long-distance daughter or son can save one trip a year, and lost income while away, the financial savings become significant.
Removing the extra costs associated with family discord When working with Kathy there may be less likelihood of of time spent on the phone with quarreling siblings rather than getting work or other family obligations taken care of.
Kathy firmly believes in the inherent worth and dignity of every person, without regard for age or ability, gender, or cultural or religious practices.
She is respectful and sensitive to LGBTQ needs.
Kathy follows the Aging Life Care Association Professional
Code of Ethics.
If there are services that aren't within her purview (such as complicated legal or financial situations), she can consult with,
or refer you to other professionals so that you always have the benefit of the best possible advice.
Certified Care Manager by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers (NACCM) the recognized credentialing organization
which assures individual competence to perform
the full range of care management tasks.
Licensed Occupational Therapist
Licensed Social Worker
Founding Care Manager at a non-profit geriatric care management program
of the Aging Life Care AssociationTM
the organization that is nationally recognized for professional standards and ethics in care management
for older adults.
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