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Stacey Gordon
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Stacey L. Gordon, LMSW, has over 20 years experience in providing home and community-based social work services to older adults and their families. She is the founder and owner of ElderOptions, New York/Chicago, a geriatric care management and consulting firm, established in 1998. ElderOptions specializes in providing services to help older adults and their loved ones navigate the eldercare maze. ElderOptions’ geriatric care management services start with an extensive assessment, and follow with a personal guided plan to connect clients with resources to support their care choices. Stacey is also a trained family mediator providing consult to families with protracted conflict, specifically around aging and long-term care issues. She has consulted to organizations on issues such as cultural diversity and aging, the synergy between geriatric care management and elder-law, and has lectured on aging-related issues in workplaces, community centers and places of worship.

Stacey lives in the city of Chicago with her husband and three children.

Blog Entries by Stacey Gordon

Details Of The Heart

(52) Comments | Posted January 30, 2013 | 6:56 AM

When my children were younger I was a stalker. I didn't stalk in the negative, fearful way, I stalked to learn. I watched and followed with deep curiosity certain mothers whose children were a few years older than mine. These mothers eventually became my acquaintances, and we took part in...

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Considering Caregiving

(4) Comments | Posted December 21, 2012 | 4:46 PM

When Grandma Mollie finally decided to get home-care, she found a caregiver in her community to assist her with certain tasks. In a few weeks, she fired the caregiver, after accusing her of misplacing and then stealing her eyeglasses. She found someone new. The next caregiver made Grandma Mollie uncomfortable...

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Mushroom-Barley Soup and Other Red Flags

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2012 | 10:19 AM

It was the mushroom-barley soup that pushed me over the edge. I knew after the first offensive taste that there was something seriously wrong and I knew that it would soon be time to talk. Mushroom-barley soup, a staple of my childhood, lovingly prepared by Grandma Mollie, was the most delicious...

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GPS: Geriatric Positioning System

(2) Comments | Posted June 26, 2012 | 5:29 PM

In the past month, three unrelated experiences point to the fact that we have a big problem on our hands, and we are not sure how to get a handle on it.

Older people are getting lost. And I DO NOT mean lost in a moral sense, or lost...

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The Death of Memory

(4) Comments | Posted April 26, 2012 | 3:33 PM

I often bring home stories about my work -- mostly stories about how individuals and their families cope with aging and the rewards and losses that accompany it. There are stories about the rewards of family and community, about prizes won for life-long work, about friends who walk side by...

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