SeniorBridge Expands Services in New Jersey
Marcie Cooper Care Management Joins SeniorBridge
(NEW YORK, NEW YORK), May 11, 2009 - SeniorBridge, a provider of professional services for individuals requiring care for chronic health conditions, is expanding its business in the Bergen Country, New Jersey area. Senior Bridge has acquired Marcie Cooper Care Management, a well-established care management company headquartered in Bergen County, New Jersey. This makes SeniorBridge one of the largest providers of in-home chronic health care in the state.
Marcie Cooper Care Management was founded in 2005 by Marcie Cooper and is recognized for providing reliable, high quality services to the Bergen County area. Ms. Cooper, MSW, LCSW, is a professional geriatric care manager and educator with more than 30 years of experience, and is currently the President of the New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM). She is an instructor at Rutgers University in the gerontology advanced certification program, and a consultant for the Institute for Geriatric Social Work at Boston University. Marcie and her dedicated staff are focused on meeting the complex needs of clients and families, said Eric Rackow, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of SeniorBridge. This partnership will allow us to be even more successful in supporting our clients complex care needs in the metropolitan New York area. Marcie will be serving as a Professional Development Specialist with SeniorBridge. In this capacity, she will continue to play a very valuable role in providing services to our community.
The SeniorBridge integrated system of care in the home encompasses a full range of services. A multidisciplinary care team provides coordinated in-home services including, nursing, psychosocial support, personal care, companionship and enhancement of wellness to maximize client health. Clinical research has shown that this approach can lead to reduced emergency room visits, unnecessary hospital admissions and institutionalization for patients with complex chronic conditions. Families experience more peace of mind while individuals are more likely to remain at home with quality of life.
SeniorBridge, founded in 2000 and with offices throughout the United States, is a provider of long term care at home. The company addresses the total well-being of clients and their families through a comprehensive program that includes assessment, planning, service coordination, advocacy and direct care by a multidisciplinary team led by a professional geriatric care manager. The full range of services is customized according to the level of need and preference. The SeniorBridge program is especially beneficial for patients with complex problems, including chronic medical illnesses such as Congestive Heart Failure and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases, and memory disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease; patients who require close oversight and management of care.
SeniorBridge is a knowledge-based professional organization that benefits from the support of its advisory board of internationally known experts on geriatric issues. Its corporate headquarters is located at 845 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022. For further information, visit www.seniorbridge.com.