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She started her journey with DLEA in October 2004. This is her DLEA story… After many years as a psychotherapist in different settings, I took a job in a psychotherapy practice that provided therapy to residents in nursing homes and provided office practice where I worked with older individuals, their families, and adult children who…

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Amy Ullman

Amy started her journey with DLEA in February 2014. This is her story…. I have worked in health care since I completed my Masters degree in Social Work, but always in a more ‘medical’ setting. I had heard of DLEA as a wonderful resource for seniors and their families living in Montgomery County, and I…

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Bree started her journey with DLEA in August 2014. This is her story…. After working in a continuing care retirement community where I had limited time to get to know the hundreds of residents, I sought a way to connect with seniors in a deeper and more meaningful way, and to work in tandem with…

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Tim started his journey with DLEA as a Debbie Angel (Concierge Companion Service) in November 2013. This is his DLEA story… After years of caring for family members and friends towards the end of their lives, I volunteered for a hospice doing home visits. From there I decided to go back to school and I…

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Liz started her journey with DLEA in November 2013. This is her DLEA story… A friend of my mom’s is a geriatrician who works with a care manager in Bowie, where I live. I was introduced to her and she showed me her office, and took me out to lunch and told me all about…

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Sieglinde Peterson

Sieglinde started her journey with DLEA in October 2013.  This is her DLEA story… I found my position at DLEA through a friend. She told me about the wonderful work that the company does and I heard the sage advice Susy gave her when her mother was struggling with dementia. I was lucky to be…

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Teresa started her journey with DLEA in July 2013. This is her DLEA story… I got my Master’s degree in social work with a focus on aging and learned a fantastic amount through this program, including hearing for the first time about care management. I was also involved in various internships and seminars that allowed…

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Jennifer Sherwood

Jennifer started her journey with DLEA in January 2008. This is her DLEA story… I first heard about DLEA from a close friend from nursing school, and we had also worked together early in our nursing careers. When she went to work at DLEA she told me about her work there and I was really intrigued. I had been working as an independent care manager for 4 years when I explored joining DLEA…

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Kim Picca

Kim started her journey with DLEA in February 2003.  This is her DLEA story… Having worked in the hospital, first as a certified nursing assistant, and then as a new nurse, I found that I barely had any time to get to know my patients or their families. I was attracted to care management as it provides me with the ability to care for clients in a more wholistic manner…

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