April 2021 Press Release

Elder Care Solutions brings in Jeff Bird, M.S., CASP, as Senior Living Advisor, and

Bonnie Chavez, M.B.A., as a new member of Advisory Council.

Elder Care Solutions, a woman-owned and operated Roanoke-based business with a national reach, is helping families address two key challenges of long-term care. Positioned to function primarily in the online space, Elder Care Solutions can save families substantial money and time. Their two solutions focus on challenges most families face when supporting an aging loved one who requires care for a long time.

Their Silver Purse solution helps families face the financial strain of long-term care. Most families are dipping into their own pockets and spending on average $850 per month to cover care costs. Elder Care Solutions delivers a personalized, expert analysis of alternative ways to access funds that can be spent on care. For every $1 spent, Elder Care Solutions can uncover $20.

Their Silver Navigator solution helps families assess the senior-living terrain. Based on locality, what the family wants for their aging loved one, and where the senior is on the care continuum, they will deliver their top recommendations for living arrangements based on scores determined by national ranking and rating, leadership, staffing, amenities, and more. They will even interview the facility for you. With families spending on average 20 hours a week on tasks such as this, they can save you substantial time and obtain better results.

Jeff Bird, M.S., CASP, joins the Elder Care Solutions team as their Senior Living Advisor. Jeff leads with more than eighteen years of experience as executive director, geriatric care consultant, and comptroller. He has worked in many private institutions centered on senior living. Jeff holds a bachelor's degree in business administration, a master's degree in organizational development, and has studied theology at Reformed Theological Seminary. The University of North Texas has designated Jeff a Certified Aging Services Professional and a Certified At-Risk Adult Crimes Tactics Specialist.

Moreover, Jeff is a member of the Alzheimer's Association Speakers Bureau, as well as a former board member of King's Bridge Retirement Community, the Georgia Institute on Aging's Past Chair, and the Center for Positive Aging's Past Board Member. Two Leading Age Georgia leadership awards have been bestowed upon him, including "The Allison Cuba Award" for exceptional contribution to the Georgia Institute on Aging.

Bonnie Chavez, M.B.A., joins the Elder Care Solutions 2021 Advisory Council with fruitful years of experience being a problem solver and executive coach. She brings strategic focus in community-centered business solutions for small businesses and nonprofits of all sizes. Bonnie’s career is full of a variety of rich experiences including Director of Government Contracts for Medicare Advantage and DSNP programs., developing streamlined processes, and leading the implementation of innovative solutions at large scale. Chavez also specializes in strategic consideration of philanthropic opportunities that can lead to great impact for our communities.

More information about Jeff Bird and Bonnie Chavez is available at the company’s About Us page at https://www.eldercaresolutionsinc.com/about-us

For more information, graphics/photo files or to arrange an interview with CEO Kimberly Whiter, see www.eldercaresolutionsinc.com or email her kimberly@eldercaresolutionsinc.com

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