Meet Janet Sobel-Medow, RN, BSN, CCM and ALCA New England Chapter Member Since 2001

December 7, 2023   |   Special Spotlight

Janet Sobel-MedowWhere do you practice, Janet?

MGH PrimeCare has an office on the MGH campus in Boston. We serve the Greater Metro Boston area.

Tell us about your involvement and experience with ALCA. 

I have been a member of ALCA since 2001. I initially joined the Midwest Chapter since I started a practice with a Social Worker in Columbus, Ohio. I moved to Boston in December 2007 and joined MGH PrimeCare in January 2008. I have been the Clinical Director since December 2019.

What led you to the profession of Aging Life Care?

I have always been interested in Public Health Nursing and I worked as an Older Adult Case Manager at JFCS in Minneapolis and at JFS in Columbus. In those settings, I worked with Geriatric Care Managers affiliated with the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (now known as ALCA) and decided to start my own private practice in Columbus when my children were older and I could devote the time and energy to my clients.

What resources or services do you frequently recommend to your clients to help them navigate the aging process more effectively?

Resources and services that we refer:  Elder Law Attorneys, Caregiver and Nursing Agencies, CCRC’s and all Senior Housing options, Aging Service Access Points (ASAP’s), Shine, Councils on Aging, Transportation, Meal Delivery programs, Emergency Response Systems, Home Modification providers, to name a few. The Family Caregiver Notebook which was published by MIT in 2007 for Massachusetts is still very helpful and useful.

What is one piece of advice you can offer to those new to Aging Life Care?

It can take several years to develop a practice and referral sources, but if you provide excellent services to clients, you will have a successful practice

Tell us something you enjoy doing in your free time:

I enjoy all outdoor activities, travel, and my three wonderful grandchildren.

To reach Janet:    Janet Sobel-Medow, RN, BSN, CCM; Clinical Director of MGH PrimeCare;; 617-726-4488; 3 Hawthorne Place, Suite 102, Boston, MA 02114


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