Karen Summers

Karen Summers

As someone who has worked in the senior industry for over 25 years, I take pride in being able to help guide and advocate for others using the knowledge I have gained. My heart is full thinking back to the hundreds of people I’ve been able to help over the years.

My journey with Aging at 5280 came at a point in my life where I was wanting to have more freedom with my heart’s work. I had met Cindy years earlier and felt the passion she has for the elder population. I love that she leads with her heart and is committed to positively impacting this industry for the betterment of the community. Cindy is truly a blessing to have in my life and, as a company, Aging at 5280 would like to be that blessing for you.

My background in healthcare is varied, which better enables me to understand the different aspects of aging. I have worked as a social worker in skilled nursing communities where I assessed and advocated for the needs of the residents. I became a case manager in which I would establish the discharge plan for those who came in for rehabilitation. I then moved into the admissions role where I would facilitate admissions from the hospital, providing comfort to the patients and family members. This led me to marketing for home health, where I developed my understanding for resources available to elders in their homes as well as senior communities.

Today, my mission with Aging at 5280 is to use this experience to help elders and their family members navigate through the healthcare system and customize a plan to meet their needs. I understand that acknowledging the need for help can be difficult. Researching resources can be overwhelming and leave you with a feeling of not knowing where to begin. Having someone there to help makes all the difference in the world. I am here for you.

A little boy was having difficulty lifting a heavy stone. His father came along just then. Noting the boy’s failure, he asked, “Are you using all your strength?” “Yes, I am”, the little boy said impatiently. “No, you are not”, the father answered. “I am right here just waiting, and you haven’t asked me to help you.”

– Anonymous

As your elder care manager, I am here with you, every step of the way. Together, we are on the road to aging well.

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