At ElderAssist, our St. Louis Aging Life Care Professionals/Geriatric Care Managers are experienced professionals who specialize in assisting older adults, those that are disabled, and their families find alternatives to solve problems. We have extensive knowledge about quality, costs and availability of services in the community to help them remain independent as long as possible.
In addition, our knowledge of financial services will assess for Medicare choices, Medicaid eligibility and asset protection.
Through knowledge and compassion, ElderAssist can intercede in a crisis situation and continue to monitor the care needs of your loved one.
Maggie Cody-Reckert, Owner/Medicaid Specialist
Maggie has over 30 years of experience in the field of Elder Care and Medicaid Planning. She was previously a supervisor with the State of Missouri's Family Support Division, Medicaid office. Maggie is also Co-Founder of ElderAssist.com, an important resource for Elder Care Case Managers seeking real time placement options. Her vast knowledge of the Medicaid programs can help families access benefit programs that they may not have known were available. This can include home health, assisted living and nursing home programs. She will develop a customized plan to fit what the family's goals and needs are for a given situation, which can include asset protection. Maggie is a graduate of St. Louis University and a native St. Louisian.
Diane Smith, M.S., CMC, Aging Life Care Advanced Professional/Geriatric Care Manager
Diane is a professional geriatric care manager with more than 22 years experience providing personalized and compassionate services to older adults and persons with disabilities. She is a volunteer money manager for Lutheran Senior Services and a frequent guest lecturer for an employee assistance program and various civic and healthcare organizations in the St. Louis area. Diane holds a B.A. in Gerontology and a Masters degree in Health Care Management from Lindenwood University. She has been a member of the National Association of the Aging Life Care Association™ since 2001, and is recognized through the National Academy of Certified Care Managers as a "Care Manager Certified" (CMC).
Angie VanDenBerg, MSG, CMC, Aging Life Care Advanced Professional/Geriatric Care Manager
Angie has been working in the aging field since 2004 and has a tremendous wealth of knowledge to share with her clients. Angie received her Bachelors of Social Work degree from Missouri State University in 2006 and her Masters of Science in Gerontology (MSG) from The University of Missouri-St. Louis in 2013. She has been a member of the Aging Life Care Association™ since 2013 and is recognized through the National Academy of Certified Care Managers as a "Care Manager Certified" (CMC).
Catherine Ray, MSG, CMC, Aging Life Care Advanced Professional/Geriatric Care Manager
Catherine was inspired to become a Geriatric Care Manager through her experience with older loved ones who suffered cognitive and physical declines. She knows the frustration, heartache, and non-stop stress experienced by family caregivers. Catherine brings this experience, knowledge, compassion and empathy to her work with older clients and their families. She is a gifted family coach helping families understand what they can and cannot control. She is effective with older adults, meeting them exactly where they are, validating their experience, and earning their trust. Catherine has made a profound positive impact on the lives of her clients and their families.
Catherine earned a Master of Science in Gerontology (MSG) from University of Missouri, St. Louis, has been a member of Aging Life Care Association since 2012, and is recognized through the National Academy of Certified Care Managers as a “Care Manager Certified” (CMC).
Terri Nolan, OTR/L, CMC, CAPS, Aging Life Care Advanced Professional/ Geriatric Care Manager
Terri is an occupational therapist, licensed in Missouri and Illinois. She has been caring for clients ranging from birth to the elderly for over 20 years. Terri has 12 years experience working with seniors and their families. Terri received her degree in Business Adminstration from William Woods University and studied occupational therapy at Washington University School of Medicine. Terri has earned the designation of Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS). Her recommendations for environmental adaptations help clients remain in their home safely with maximum independence. Terri has a strong belief in the benefits of animal-assisted therapy and has enjoyed volunteering her time with Therapy Dogs International. She is a member of the Aging Life Care Association and is recognized through the National Academy of Certified Care Managers as “Care Manager Certified” (CMC).
Tina has 20 years experience in geriatic patient care. She possesses extensive experience in memory care and assisted living. Certified in Advanced Person Centered Dementia care. Tina is a 2018 DAISY award recipient. Tina is a thirty year resident of Weldon Spring and an active community member.
Erin Schneider, LCSW, CMC, Aging Life Care Associate Member/Geriatric Care Manager
Erin Schneider is a licensed clinical social worker with over 10 years of experience working with cancer patients in hospitals and outpatient cancer centers in Chicago. Erin received her BA in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2000 and her Master’s in Social Work from Loyola University in Chicago in 2003. Having worked in hospitals, Erin has a great understanding of how the healthcare system works and how to assist her clients in navigating its complexities. Erin is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the National Association of Productivity and Organization. Erin has also been a member of the Aging Life Care Association since 2018 and is recognized through the National Academy of Certified Care Managers as a “Care Manager Certifided” (CMC).
Jeane Bacon, Office Manager
30+ Years of administrative excellence in long term care and rehabilitation management. Former director and board member for Professional Rehabilitation Centers, Inc.
Mae Roxas, Office Assistant
Administrative professional with additional experience as RN working directly with patients and families.