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Megan Descutner, MSN, RN, CMC, CDP

Owner/Care Manager

Megan Descutner Geriatric Care Manager Loudoun County

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Personal Note from Megan:

“I recognized the impact of retirement and aging as a newly licensed nurse when my grandfather stopped practicing medicine and he longed for his patients and fellow healthcare professionals.   My grandmother was wheelchair bound, with COPD and she was blind.  They moved to a continuing care community and I became a geriatric care manager before I knew the profession existed.  Being the oldest grandchild, they would listen to me when they would not listen to anyone else. At the same time, my uncle had dementia and his wish was to continue living in his own home. Unfortunately, he was tricked by an in-home caregiver to get married. The impact of lives contracting, emerging disabilities, and the importance of advanced planning, guardian/conservatorships, elder law attorneys, and timely intervention have been valuable personal and professional lessons that I rely on to take care of our clients the way I take care of my own family.”

Megan Descutner 

Megan Descutner is a certified care manager whose 30 year nursing career has spanned rehabilitation, home health, long term care, mental health, and community and government relations. She has a masters degree in nursing and has worked with individuals and families from birth through end of life.

She established Golden Pond in 2011 and merged ElderCare Strategies, another local company which was founded in 1999,  into Golden Pond soon after.  Her company had grown to 6 care managers, (3 nurses and 2 social workers and an activities therapist) over the past 8 years.  Golden Pond ElderCare Strategies, LLC helps clients live their best life. Megan and her team focus on being advocates while serving clients with chronic progressive illnesses like Parkinson’s disease, Cardiac disease, COPD,  Alzheimer’s and other dementias, and clients with acute illnesses.

Megan is appointed to the Loudoun County Commission on Aging, and is a member of The Aging Life Care Association, formally The National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers.  She is actively involved in community education to improve care for vulnerable, disabled, and elderly individuals providing knowledge and tools to make a difference.

 

 

Megan’s Certifications:

Megan Descutner, MSN, RN, CMC, CDP

Owner/Care Manager

Megan Descutner Geriatric Care Manager Loudoun CountyA Personal Note from Megan:

“I recognized the impact of retirement and aging as a newly licensed nurse when my grandfather stopped practicing medicine and he longed for his patients and fellow healthcare professionals.   My grandmother was wheelchair bound, with COPD and she was blind.  They moved to a continuing care community and I became a geriatric care manager before I knew the profession existed.  Being the oldest grandchild, they would listen to me when they would not listen to anyone else. At the same time, my uncle had dementia and his wish was to continue living in his own home. Unfortunately, he was tricked by an in-home caregiver to get married. The impact of lives contracting, emerging disabilities, and the importance of advanced planning, guardian/conservatorships, elder law attorneys, and timely intervention have been valuable personal and professional lessons that I rely on to take care of our clients the way I take care of my own family.”

Megan Descutner 

 

Megan Descutner is a certified care manager whose 30 year nursing career has spanned rehabilitation, home health, long term care, mental health, and community and government relations. She has a masters degree in nursing and has worked with individuals and families from birth through end of life.

She established Golden Pond in 2011 and merged ElderCare Strategies, another local company which was founded in 1999,  into Golden Pond soon after.  Her company had grown to 6 care managers, (3 nurses and 2 social workers and an activities therapist) over the past 8 years.  Golden Pond ElderCare Strategies, LLC helps clients live their best life. Megan and her team focus on being advocates while serving clients with chronic progressive illnesses like Parkinson’s disease, Cardiac disease, COPD,  Alzheimer’s and other dementias, and clients with acute illnesses.

Megan is appointed to the Loudoun County Commission on Aging, and is a member of The Aging Life Care Association, formally The National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers.  She is actively involved in community education to improve care for vulnerable, disabled, and elderly individuals providing knowledge and tools to make a difference.

 

 

Megan’s Certifications:

Sara Watson, BSN, CMC, CDP

Care Manager

Sara Watson Loudoun County Geriatric Care

 

 

 

 

 

Sara Watson brings more than 25 years of nursing experience to her role as a geriatric care manager. Her nursing career has included geriatric nursing in the hospital, home healthcare settings and nursing homes. Her experience also includes case management in the insurance side of the healthcare process, working as a health insurance underwriting assessor and insurance claim case manager. With an elderly parent, Sara has also personally navigated the long-term care issues many aging seniors face including challenges such as long distance relocation and facility to facility transfers.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Western Carolina University, carrying on a tradition of nursing which now includes three generations, beginning with her late mother and now carried on by Sara’s daughter, a recent graduate of the School of Nursing at Liberty University now serving as a nurse at a hospital in Lynchburg.

Sara has a heart for the senior community and strives to anticipate and meet the needs of her clients. She enjoys her role as an advocate for her clients as well as assisting their families in navigating the often bewildering world of healthcare providers, facilities, and insurers that mediate the care provided to our elderly loved ones in this new age of healthcare in America.

Sara’s Certification:

Sara Watson, BSN, CMC, CDP

Care Manager

Sara Watson Loudoun County Geriatric CareSara Watson brings more than 25 years of nursing experience to her role as a geriatric care manager. Her nursing career has included geriatric nursing in the hospital, home healthcare settings and nursing homes. Her experience also includes case management in the insurance side of the healthcare process, working as a health insurance underwriting assessor and insurance claim case manager. With an elderly parent, Sara has also personally navigated the long-term care issues many aging seniors face including challenges such as long distance relocation and facility to facility transfers.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Western Carolina University, carrying on a tradition of nursing which now includes three generations, beginning with her late mother and now carried on by Sara’s daughter, a recent graduate of the School of Nursing at Liberty University now serving as a nurse at a hospital in Lynchburg.

Sara has a heart for the senior community and strives to anticipate and meet the needs of her clients. She enjoys her role as an advocate for her clients as well as assisting their families in navigating the often bewildering world of healthcare providers, facilities, and insurers that mediate the care provided to our elderly loved ones in this new age of healthcare in America.

Sara’s Certification:

Mary Kay Crain, BSN, RN, CMC, CDP

Care Manager

Mary Kay Crain Loudoun County Geriatric Care

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Kay Crain is a geriatric nurse care manager with more than 20 years of broad-based experience, including working in hospitals, family practice offices, and insurance companies. Her specialties include adult patient care, case management for the Medicare/Medicaid population, and patient education. She also has extensive experience caring for her parents, which has given her additional insight into patients’ and families’ needs.

Mary Kay received her bachelor’s in nursing from the University of Virginia. She also received her Faith Community Nurse certification from Shenandoah University and is a certified dementia practitioner.

Through her professional and personal experiences, Mary Kay has developed a love of working with the older adult population. As a geriatric care manager, she strives to advocate for her clients and their loved ones, offer health education, help coordinate care, and provide resources to ensure a safe living environment while promoting independence as long as possible. She believes support from others, a positive attitude, and a sense of humor are important to all of us, regardless of our age.

Mary Kay’s Certification:

Mary Kay Crain, BSN, RN, CMC, CDP

Care Manager

Mary Kay Crain Loudoun County Geriatric CareMary Kay Crain is a geriatric nurse care manager with more than 20 years of broad-based experience, including working in hospitals, family practice offices, and insurance companies. Her specialties include adult patient care, case management for the Medicare/Medicaid population, and patient education. She also has extensive experience caring for her parents, which has given her additional insight into patients’ and families’ needs.

Mary Kay received her bachelor’s in nursing from the University of Virginia. She also received her Faith Community Nurse certification from Shenandoah University and is a certified dementia practitioner.

Through her professional and personal experiences, Mary Kay has developed a love of working with the older adult population. As a geriatric care manager, she strives to advocate for her clients and their loved ones, offer health education, help coordinate care, and provide resources to ensure a safe living environment while promoting independence as long as possible. She believes support from others, a positive attitude, and a sense of humor are important to all of us, regardless of our age.

Mary Kay’s Certification:

Teresa Dunbar, MSG, CMC

Care Manager

Teresa Dunbar Loudoun County Geriatric Care

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teresa Dunbar is a certified care manager and gerontologist, with over 20 years experience working with older adults. Prior to joining the team at Golden Pond, Teresa provided care management services, provided consulting services to churches, managed social service departments in rehabilitation and nursing centers, and provided social services in adult day care.

Her care management experience includes working for care management and home health agencies. In addition to professionally assisting older adults and their loved ones with health care decisions and planning, Teresa has first-hand knowledge and understanding of the challenges of aging with her own parents.

Teresa obtained her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Richmond and her master’s degree in gerontology from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has a passion for advocating for older adults and ensuring they receive the services they need to foster maximum independence and safety, and enjoys addressing the unique circumstances of each client and providing the guidance needed.

Teresa’s Certifications:

Teresa Dunbar, MSG, CMC

Care Manager

Teresa Dunbar Loudoun County Geriatric CareTeresa Dunbar is a certified care manager and gerontologist, with over 20 years experience working with older adults. Prior to joining the team at Golden Pond, Teresa provided care management services, provided consulting services to churches, managed social service departments in rehabilitation and nursing centers, and provided social services in adult day care.

Her care management experience includes working for care management and home health agencies. In addition to professionally assisting older adults and their loved ones with health care decisions and planning, Teresa has first-hand knowledge and understanding of the challenges of aging with her own parents.

Teresa obtained her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Richmond and her master’s degree in gerontology from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has a passion for advocating for older adults and ensuring they receive the services they need to foster maximum independence and safety, and enjoys addressing the unique circumstances of each client and providing the guidance needed.

Teresa’s Certifications:

Sue Clewis, BS

Care Manager

Sue Clewis Loudoun Country Geriatric Care

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sue Clewis is a care manager who received her bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation with a minor in Gerontology from Mars Hill University in 1990.  An activities therapist, Sue was a member of the large Recreation Therapy Department and interdisciplinary team at The Veterans Administration Medical Center in Danville, Illinois.

When  she and her husband returned home to Virginia they established an Assisted Living Group Home in Lovettsville which they operated until they had children.  She is an active member of the community.  Her volunteer work includes participating on the Inova Loudoun Hospital Ladies Board and managing their traditional Annual Rummage Sale which funds some of Inova’s community-focused initiatives.

Since 1990 Sue has been providing direct and indirect high quality care to home-bound elderly.  As a part of the Golden Pond Team, Sue provides insightful and solution-oriented care management providing continuity of health care and enhancing quality of life for aging adults living at home and in senior living communities throughout Northern VA.

Sue Clewis, BS

Care Manager

Sue Clewis Loudoun Country Geriatric CareSue Clewis is a care manager who received her bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation with a minor in Gerontology from Mars Hill University in 1990.  An activities therapist, Sue was a member of the large Recreation Therapy Department and interdisciplinary team at The Veterans Administration Medical Center in Danville, Illinois.

When  she and her husband returned home to Virginia they established an Assisted Living Group Home in Lovettsville which they operated until they had children.  She is an active member of the community.  Her volunteer work includes participating on the Inova Loudoun Hospital Ladies Board and managing their traditional Annual Rummage Sale which funds some of Inova’s community-focused initiatives.

Since 1990 Sue has been providing direct and indirect high quality care to home-bound elderly.  As a part of the Golden Pond Team, Sue provides insightful and solution-oriented care management providing continuity of health care and enhancing quality of life for aging adults living at home and in senior living communities throughout Northern VA.

Lisa Phillips

Life Support Concierge

Lisa Phillips Loudoun County Geriatric Care

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lisa, a Life Support Concierge, provides various services to Golden Pond clients to allow them to thrive at home.  Shopping trips, errands, organizing and preserving memories and collections in electronic form, downsizing, honey do lists, and streamlining work space are all aspects of her client support activities.

Lisa was born and raised in Loudoun County, Virginia and lives in Middleburg, VA.  She has two adult children and a grandson.

She studied Psychology and Early  Elementary Education at Mary Washington College.  In addition to working with Golden Pond she is a behavioral assistant in a self-contained autism program in the Loudoun County Public School System.  She has been a business owner and is an active member of her church and her community. Her experience includes teaching, banking, relocation, and concierge services.

She understands care giving from both the professional and the personal perspective. Over the years she has been the primary caregiver for her elderly parents, other relatives and members of her church.

Lisa Phillips

Life Support Concierge

Lisa Phillips Loudoun County Geriatric CareLisa, a Life Support Concierge, provides various services to Golden Pond clients to allow them to thrive at home.  Shopping trips, errands, organizing and preserving memories and collections in electronic form, downsizing, honey do lists, and streamlining work space are all aspects of her client support activities.

Lisa was born and raised in Loudoun County, Virginia and lives in Middleburg, VA.  She has two adult children and a grandson.

She studied Psychology and Early  Elementary Education at Mary Washington College.  In addition to working with Golden Pond she is a behavioral assistant in a self-contained autism program in the Loudoun County Public School System.  She has been a business owner and is an active member of her church and her community. Her experience includes teaching, banking, relocation, and concierge services.

She understands care giving from both the professional and the personal perspective. Over the years she has been the primary caregiver for her elderly parents, other relatives and members of her church.

Christita Papa

Life Support Concierge

Christita Papa Loudoun County Geriatric Care

 

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