Senior Solutions

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Our Team

Senior Solutions was founded in 1990 to meet the needs of older individuals and their families in Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and surrounding areas. In 1992 a home care registry was established to better serve seniors needing help in the home and in 2014, Senior Solutions amended their homecare license so they may also hire, train and supervise their caregivers and provide RN-supervised care through a Home Care Agency. Also in October 2014, Senior Solutions opened a new office in Northampton County to better serve clients in Stroudsburg, the Slate Belt, Lower Saucon and Quakertown.

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Lori M. DeHaas, RN, CMC, Certified Care Manager

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Lori graduated from Allentown Hospital School of Nursing in 1986. She was previously employed at Easton Hospital for 13 years before joining Senior Solutions in 1999. Lori has been a Certified Care Manager since 2007. Lori’s experience is not only in nursing, but also in utilization review, discharge planning, and case management. She holds the CMC certification and is an Advanced Professional member of the Aging Life Care Association™ and its Mid-Atlantic Chapter. Lori has extensive experience in assessing seniors and guiding them with their healthcare options as well as serving as their advocate.

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Patty Kender, RN, BSN, CMC, Certified Care Manager

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Patty graduated from the University of Delaware with her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing in 1985. She was previously employed by Lehigh Valley Hospital and worked in Orthopedics and Cardiac Nursing. Patty joined Senior Solutions in 2000 performing assessments prior to becoming a care manager in 2005. She has been a Certified Care Manager since 2010. She is an Advanced Professional member of the Aging Life Care Association™ and its Mid-Atlantic Chapter. Patty has extensive experience evaluating the situations of seniors and guiding them through the complex maze of healthcare options as well as serving as their advocate.

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Louise Kostick, BSW, CCM, Staff Development Coordinator/Care ManagerALCA and CCMC logos

Louise graduated from Penn State University in 1982 with her Bachelor’s degree in Social Welfare, concentrating specifically in geriatrics. She has worked as a professional social worker at Pocono Medical Center and Pleasant Valley Manor Skilled Nursing facility. Additionally, Louise has management experience directing and coordinating geriatric care programs, including directing the YWCA Adult Day Service Center in Bethlehem and as a certified personal care home administrator at Country Meadows Retirement Community in Bethlehem. She is a Certified Case Manager through the Commission for Case Manager Certification.   She is also an Advanced Professional member of the Aging Life Care Association™ and its Mid-Atlantic Chapter.   Louise joined Senior Solutions in 2015 as a Care Manager.

Sue Patel, CSW, BS, LMSW, Care Manager

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Sue Patel headshot for web, lo-resAfter working for years in the medical field, Sue moved into the field of social work, and obtained a Psychology degree from Liberty University in Virginia in 2009 and a masters of clinical social work from Temple University in 2013. Sue is currently licensed in Pennsylvania.  Sue has a wide variety of education and experience regarding people of all ages, but specifically for aging clients and their families, in the areas of overall assessment of a client’s well-being, problems of aging, living with chronic illness, dementia, loneliness, grief counseling, adjustment counseling, advocacy, and care management. Sue has found that other factors such as domestic violence, sexual assault, mental and emotional illness, personality disorders and traits, and lifetime trauma in general can adversely affect an elderly person on a daily basis as well.  Sue joined Senior Solutions in 2015 and is excited to be a part of their care team for clients of all ages who desire not only guidance through the healthcare maze, but who would also benefit from the resolution of mental and emotional issues.

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Maureen Fenstermaker, Office Manager

Maureen has been with Senior Solutions since 2004 when she started as the Administrative Assistant to the two original founders of the company. She received her Associates Degree in Secretarial Sciences from Middlesex County College in Edison, NJ.  Maureen worked in New Jersey for several years before relocating to the Lehigh Valley.  She has worked as an Administrative Assistant for several non-profit and healthcare organizations before coming to Senior Solutions.   Throughout her tenure with Senior Solutions, she continues to provide administrative support to the Director and staff and greets all visitors to our Allentown location.  In 2015, she became Office Manager for both the Allentown and Palmer offices.

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Kati Burns, Business Manager

Kati Burns studied accounting and business administrations at Suffolk Community College before transferring to SUNY Farmingdale, to join the Architectural Engineering program. Her knack for working with numbers led her to a career in bookkeeping and business management. Being a child immigrant, Kati has helped her family realize their American dream by helping them open and run a successful small manufacturing business. Kati moved to the Lehigh Valley in 2005 and has worked as the accounting manager for small businesses and large non-profit organizations for over 20 years.

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Liz Todaro, Client Services Manager

Elizabeth started with Senior Solutions in January 2016.  She graduated from Berkley College in 1992 and started a career in interior designing.  After taking some time off from the business field to raise her family, she returned to the work force in the areas of banking and customer service.  Her love of people has led her to Senior Solutions, where she brings not only her 20 years of customer service experience, but her enthusiasm and willingness to help others.

 

For more information on Senior Solutions or to arrange an initial consultation, please call 610-435-6677 or contact us today.

On behalf of our family, we want to thank you for all your kindness and professionalism. I know she was not an easy patient and we were not an easy family. Your efforts with the visiting companions kept her safe and sane in her home as long as possible. I know if my mother with her right mind could look back on all this, she would be most appreciative of that extra year in her home. Your patience with each of us as we figured out how to handle this new relationship with our mother was very much appreciated. I was especially grateful for your attending doctor's appointments with my mother. Clearly, you took the time to not only understand the key medical history for the doc, but also took the time to be respectful of my mother's feelings as you got answers to our questions. Every one of my mother's physicians commented to me how effective you were. This past year has been quite an experience for all of us. We appreciate all you and your colleagues did to guide us through this most difficult time. You are a talented and skilled nurse, and we were lucky to have you on our side. Thank you for all you do.
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