ELAINE ARAMA, MA, CMC

managing partner, Care Manager

"I was very fortunate to have a mother who  lived independently to nearly 101.  I realize that she was the exception.  Care management helps me give back for the gift of my mother’s good health."

I am a Co-Founder of SCC and Managing Partner. As a Certified Care Manager, I visit clients. In addition, I manage all aspects of the business and oversee care companions who are working in homes or facilities with all of our clients.

I became interested in care management about 10 years ago when  my close friends started to have difficult medical situations with parents. They needed help getting information and making informed decisions.  In a desire to help, I turned to Anatt, my friend of two decades, who had nearly a decade of experience in elder advocacy and care management. Having been a teacher, I found informing and guiding people very rewarding.  At this point in my life, I have a strong desire to make a difference.  I enjoy going to sleep knowing that I have helped create a better quality of life for our clients and their families.

I am a licensed insurance broker with 10 years experience in: Casualty, Fire, Long Term Care Insurance, Medicare benefits.  I do not sell insurance.  I use my knowledge to help clients understand their policies in the areas of Medicare benefits and supplements, liability of home workers, and long term care stipulations.

Years ago, I worked as a scheduler and Assistant Geriatric Care Manager for a leading home care company. For 20 years prior, I was  Co-Owner and managing partner of an Independent Film Production Company.

MEMBERSHIPS & CERTIFICATIONS:
Care Manager Certified 2015.  Co-Chair of Los Angeles Chapter of Aging Life Managers.  Member of National Association of Aging Life Care Managers (ALCA), Member and sponsor of San Fernando Valley MAPS, Attendee throughout the year of S+AGE Lecture Series on Aging presented by  Sherman Oaks Hospital. Attendee of USC annual conference on aging, Western Regional Conference of ALCA, and the week long national conference of ALCA.

EDUCATION:
BA English – Salem State University, Massachusetts
MA Teaching ESL – School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT

ASSOCIATIONS:
Supporter of Alzheimer Association, Diabetes Research,  Gulf of Maine Institute, Special Olympics, Topanga Women’s Circle: Community Partners in helping homeless women and their families, Epilepsy Research, and more.

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