Dr. Leslie Kernisan is a board-certified geriatrician who believes that educating and empowering elders and their caregivers is the pathway to the best possible medical care, and quality of life. She provides housecalls and geriatric consultations in San Francisco and the Bay Area. She specializes in helping elders and families with age-related medical challenges, such as, memory problems (including Alzheimer’s and other dementias), falls, pain, multiple chronic conditions, declines in independence, repeat hospitalizations, care coordination and end-of-life care coordination.
ElderConsult Geriatric Medicine is a group of board-certified physicians and geriatric nurse practitioners providing top-notch medical care to elderly patients. Their approach has five parts: Quality of Life, Understanding Medication, Cooperation, Interdependence, and Accessibility.
Bay Area House Call Physicians (BAHCP) provides exceptional, compassionate, and convenient medical care to the Bay Area. They employ board-certified physicians, hire competent staff, and use state of the art equipment to ensure the best medical care. They improve both the access to care and the quality of care for people who have trouble getting to a doctor’s office and try to prevent the need for hospitalizations by providing house calls. Patients enjoy first-rate health care in the comfort of their own home.
KATHARINA W. DRESS, MA, founder and principal mediator helps older adults and their families, caregivers and aging services providers navigate the often-challenging communications about Elder Care and Estate Planning issues.
FCA is first and foremost a public voice for caregivers. Founded in the late 1970s, they were the first community-based nonprofit organization in the country to address the needs of families and friends providing long-term care for loved ones at home. They illuminate the caregivers' daily challenges to better the lives of caregivers nationally, provide them the assistance they need and deserve, and champion their cause through education, services, research and advocacy.
The Presence Care Project is a new, innovative mindfulness-based dementia care training for family and professional care partners (caregivers). Unlike other forms of training that are skills-based only and tend to be quickly forgotten, the Presence Care approach results in sustained attitudinal changes aimed at benefiting care partners throughout the long journey of dementia. The Presence Care training is the only mindfulness-based program designed specifically to meet the unique challenges of dementia care.
ORION Physical Therapy, Outpatient Rehabilitation Integrating Orthopedics and Neurology, has provided skilled treatment for orthopedic and neurological injuries or illness since 2001. Kyle Smith, founder and president of ORION Physical Therapy, is a Licensed Physical Therapist (MPT), Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) and a Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) 3b instructor. He maintains memberships with the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), California Physical Therapy Association(CPTA), International PNF Association (IPNFA), and serves on the Board of Directors for the Pacific Stroke Association. ORION Physical Therapy delivers high quality, personalized, one on one Physical Therapy to patients in the comfort and privacy of their own homes.
OT House Calls provides high quality rehabilitation following any event that has impacted your independence and daily functioning. OT House Calls will provide each client with tools and skills to live as safely and independently as possible in their own home.
Insight Memory Care Choices specializes in assisting families with placement outside of the home for a loved one with memory loss. Sandra is an experienced licensed Assisted Living Administrator and carefully evaluates communities for their dementia care abilities and services. As a dementia specialist, Sandra evaluates the person with memory loss to determine the best communities for his or her needs. There is no charge for her services to families.
Emily’s professional expertise includes the fields of social services, gerontology and geriatric care management where she provides elder care management and counseling as both a Geriatric Care Manager and Medical Social Worker. Emily can be contacted at: Emilywhite_msw@yahoo.com or (650) 766-7467.