How To Keep Your Sanity When Moving to an Assisted Living Community

How To Keep Your Sanity When Moving to an Assisted Living Community

You’ve seen the signs – perhaps falls, increased frailty or worsening medical conditions in your loved one and you know in your heart the best decision is to move Mom or Dad into assisted living. But, where do you start?

Watch our Ask the Expert Virtual Speaker Series to assist you on your journey and answer questions for a positive transition into an Assisted Living Community. Our experts provide tips on how to have the discussion with your loved one as well as an overview of resources to support your journey.


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Courtney Lavander is a licensed Nursing Home and Assisted Living Administrator, a Certified Care Manager, and a Certified Dementia Practitioner.  She has over 22 years of experience working in the long-term care field as an Administrator/Executive Director, operating and managing Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Communities, and working as an Aging Life Care Professional/Geriatric Care Manager.  She has a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Gerontology from the University of Southern California.  

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Lisa Geraci Rigoni is owner and CDO — Chief Declutter Officer — of The Organizing Mentors. Lisa has been helping her clients reclaim their space mentally and physically for more than a decade. The Organizing Mentors serves the NOVA/DC Metro area with a variety of services including home organization, sorting/purging, estate cleanout, rightsizing, selling and donating, aging in place and relocation support. Since the COVID pandemic they have included virtual organizing to their list of services and can now work world-wide.

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Richard Hampton has been a licensed Realtor for more than 30 years in the same local markets of Northern Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley. He has helped hundreds of families successfully buy and sell all levels of homes and properties. Richard has served, and continues to serve, on several committees of a local Board of Realtors. When you ask for Richard’s help, you will get an expert in the field.

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Judy L. Redpath specializes in working with entrepreneurs, small business owners, professionals and their families, overseeing their family finances, focusing on the accumulation, distribution, preservation and strategic transfer of wealth. Judy has received the national Women’s Choice Award® Financial Advisor1 consistently 2014 through 2021and the Five Star Wealth Manager Award2 annually starting in 2015 through 2021.  Judy was named one of the 20 Prominent Patriots in Business for 2015 by George Mason University’s School of Business.

Judy received her BA in French and an MA in West European Studies from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN and her MBA at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.  Following successful careers as a management consultant and in the high-tech industry, she started her business in 1996, became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER practitioner in 1999, and earned the Accredited Investment Fiduciaryâ (AIFâ) professional designation from Fi360 in 2009.

She is a founding member of the George Mason University Financial Planning and Wealth Management Advisory Board, and an avid supporter of local charitable and community organizations. Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Judy maintains her love of the West. She resides in the Herndon/Reston area.  Judy enjoys travel, music, cooking, the arts, photography, reading, nature, and watching college basketball.

1The Women’s Choice Award Financial Advisor program was created by WomenCertified Inc., the Voice of Women, in an effort to help women make smart financial choices. The program is based on 17 objective criteria associated with providing quality service to women clients such as credentials, experience and a favorable regulatory history, among other factors. The inclusion of a financial advisor within the Women’s Choice Award Financial Advisor network should not be construed as an endorsement of the financial advisor by WomenCertified or its partners and affiliates and is no guarantee as to future investment success. Women’s Choice Award® Financial Advisors and Firms represent less than 1% of financial advisors in the U.S. As of December 31, 2019, of the 542 considered for the Women’s Choice Award, 169 were named Women’s Choice Award Financial Advisors/Firms. For more information, please visit http://www.womenschoiceaward.com.

2 Based on 10 objective eligibility and evaluation criteria, including a minimum of 5 years as an active credentialed financial professional, favorable regulatory and complaint history, accepts new clients, client retention rates, client assets administered, education, and professional designations. 2,091 Washington, DC area wealth managers were considered for the award; 121 (6% of candidates) were named 2021 Five Star Wealth Managers. The criteria used, the number of wealth managers considered for the award, and the percentage of those who receive the award, may vary from year to year). These awards are not indicative of the wealth managers’ future performance. Your experiences may vary. For more information, please visit www.fivestarprofessional.com.

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