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Sheila Collins

112 Gray Run Dr SW
Huntsville, AL 35824-1350
(256) 489-7573
Services Offered:
Geriatric Care Manager
Sheila Collins serves Huntsville, AL
  • General Information
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  • Description
    About My Business
    The mission of Caring Strategies is to solve complex eldercare challenges while treating our senior clients with dignity and respect.

    When family caregivers call upon us for help, we:

    ASSESS the situation of their senior loved one;

    ADVISE family members and our senior client, based on a customized care plan;

    ARRANGE care, based on our clients' needs, preferences, and resources. "Care" may include health and human services professionals, technologies, resources, and other sources of support, education, and information;

    ASSIST in emergencies, at doctors' appointments, with family decision-making, with senior living transitions, and with the unanticipated;

    ADVOCATE for our senior client, wherever he or she may be (home, hospital, independent or assisted living, memory care, rehab, hospice, nursing home), protecting his or her well-being and interests;

    ANTICIPATE the care that your senior family member may need as time passes, so that you have the opportunity for the right conversations and the best preparation.
    About My Services
    • Managing the care and well-being of North Alabama seniors with long-distance family caregivers, while serving as a professional liaison with family members. We work with seniors at home and in any residential care setting, and serve as advocates for their best treatment.
    • Providing Family Dementia Services and Education.
    • Making referrals to any qualified service or facility that a senior may need to maintain his or her well-being and the highest level of independence possible. (We do not accept or offer referral fees.)
    Experience And Credentials
    • Master of Science in Applied Behavioral Science, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD; 1992.
    • The Hopkins Fellows in Change Management Program, Certificate, Johns Hopkins University; 1990.
    • Master of Arts, Spirituality, Mundelein College, Chicago, IL (now a part of Loyola University of Chicago); 1981.
    • Bachelor of Arts in Special Studies, magna cum laude, The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY; 1980.
    • Certified Geriatric Care Manager, National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, 2011.
    • Certified Care Manager, National Academy of Certified Care Managers, 2011.
    • Certified Senior Advisor, Society of Certified Senior Advisors, 2009. (Certified Senior Advisors (CSA) have supplemented their individual licenses, credentials, and education with knowledge about aging and working with seniors. The CSA designation alone does not imply expertise in financial, health, or social matters.)
    • AFA Qualified Dementia Care Provider and AFA Qualified Dementia Care Specialist designations, Dementia Care Professionals of America (division of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America), 2010.
    • Coaching Certification (CSC designation), Success Unlimited Network (a full International Coach Federation accredited training program), Reston, VA; 2005.
    Fees And Payment Sources Accepted
    We charge an hourly rate for professional services and accept most major credit cards.
    Languages Spoken by Staff
    Hours of Service
    8-5, and we respond to our clients' urgent needs and emergencies 24/7/365.
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