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Joanna Leefer: Eldercare: Important Facts to Choosing the Best Care Option

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Joanna Leefer is the founder and president of ElderCareGiving, a service that helps with families with frail loved ones get the best care.  With over 15 years experience working as an Eldercare Advisor and Advocate, Ms. Leefer is an expert on the rules and regulations governing nursing homes, assisted livings, home care and other long-term care options.  Her book, Almost Like Home: A Family Guide to Navigating the Nursing Home Maze has been featured in two of Jane Brody’s New York Times weekly columns.  Ms. Leefer contributes a monthly article to the Courier community newspaper’s Eldercare section, writes a monthly blog on senior care and speaks to both consumers and professionals on long- term care.  Ms. Leefer worked at FRIA. the foremost advocacy organization for the elderly for five years before setting up her own service.  She received a Geriatric Scholar Certificate from the Consortium of New York Geriatric Education.  For more information or to sign up to receive her blog you can visit her website at  www.joannaleefer.com.