Our mission is to collaborate with like-minded individuals, to provide effective solutions to real challenges impacting seniors everyday. Want to get involved? Send us a message to find out how you can help. Questions? Let us know below and we will do our best to answer them.
Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM)
Christina is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and Geriatric Care Manager (GCM) who is passionate about seniors and their families. Along with her staff, Christina works hands-on with each client to find the best solutions for the challenges that often come with aging.
For decades, Christina has worked at all levels of the senior health care industry, serving as director of admissions and marketing for assisted living, nursing homes, memory care, and independent living communities. She also served as a support group facilitator for the Alzheimer’s Association. Her educational training is in Human Services Counseling.
Before taking her elder care services nationwide through Virtual Consultations, Christina Drumm-Boyd founded Care Connect of Hampton Roads (CCHR) in Virginia in 2006. More than a decade later, CCHR continues to grow in size and popularity as it provides comprehensive guidance and access to quality elder care services.
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner
Jonathan Frank is a Licensed Social Worker with over 10 years experience working with the geriatric population in a variety of different settings. He received his Masters degree from Rutgers University with a certificate in Aging and Gerontological Services. Additionally, he is a Certified Dementia Practitioner accredited by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Jonathan also has Bachelors degree in psychology and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for 14 years. His passion lies with the elderly and ensuring they age with dignity.
Gerontologist, MSW and Postdoctoral Fellow
Molli Grossman holds a PhD in Gerontology from University of Southern California, where she currently researches the psychology of aging as a postdoctoral fellow. Her two primary areas of research are caregiving and factors contributing to healthy aging. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals in the field of gerontology and presented at national and international conferences.
She has also worked in the clinical realm, serving older adults in the community, specifically individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, from the early stages of memory impairment to the later stages of the disease. She has taught early-stage memory loss classes, focused on continued cognitive, social, and physical engagement. She has also worked with family caregivers, providing care management, training, and education, and volunteered with Alzheimer’s Los Angeles.
Molli is passionate about spreading awareness and education about Alzheimer’s disease, advocating for person-centered care and creative solutions for individuals with dementia, and advocating for person-centered care and creative solutions for individuals with dementia, and supporting caregivers through this difficult journey.
LPN, MS, CMC, CDP
Deidre has worked in the healthcare field for over 35 years and specializes in Geriatrics. Deidre is a nurse who holds a certification from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers and is a Certified Dementia Practitioner. She has worked across all healthcare settings, with a concentration on the community and helping older and disabled adults age in place. She has worked on NIH grant-funded program evaluation projects and considers herself a life-long learner. Deidre is a valued team member at The Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging in Hartford, CT.
Marc Levesque is a Resource Coordinator who provides in-home assessments, connections to services and assists with long-range planning. Marc is committed to helping seniors and their families throughout the aging process. Marc is a team member at Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging and a trusted resource for families, many of whom he has worked with for nearly a decade.
Dr. Brindusa Vanta, MD
Dr. Brindusa Vanta is a health care professional, researcher, and an experienced medical writer (2000+ articles published online and several medical ebooks). She received her MD degree from “Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine, Romania, and her HD diploma from OCHM – Toronto, Canada.
Rachel is a skilled finance manager with a Master of Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts in English. With 10 years of experience in finance, she specializes in business, finance, law, real estate, and marketing. Rachel has worked in personal financial planning, wealth management, and tax accounting, serving senior clients, and has spent nine years in corporate financial planning and analysis. Currently, she manages finances for a Fortune 500 company in New York City.
The History of Assisted Living
Nursing facility sector expands rapidly after Medicare's and Medicaid's enactment
Due to increasing demand for intermediate-care facilities, the Assisted Living industry was born
Quality of residential care becomes focus of exposés and public inquiries
Assisted Living becomes an explicit subset of residential care
Over 28,000 assisted living facilities in existence. Up from 11,000 in 2007