Geriatric Care Consultants is a professional team of dedicated Geriatric Care Managers who perform all care management functions. We service Westchester County in New York and Lower Fairfield County in Connecticut.
Our staff works as a team to find the best solutions for you, your aging loved ones, and your family. Geriatric Care Consultants is a proud member of the Aging Life Care® Association. All of our care managers are Advanced Professional Members of ALCA®
Geriatric Care Manager
Rebecca Lippel is the Director of Care Management at Alighieri Care Management. She is responsible for overseeing the daily operations by supporting the Care Managers as well as the clients and their loved ones. With over 20 years of experience in the field and as a social gerontologist, Rebecca believes in the value of positive service delivery for the older adult community. Recognizing and honoring the unique needs of older adults is something Rebecca has a keen focus for.
Rebecca holds a Master’s of Science in Gerontology and a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in gerontology. Additionally, she holds a certificate in geriatric social work from Boston University and a credentials as a Certified Dementia Practitioner. As a former adjunct professor, Rebecca has a passion for providing education on the aging process and how we as a society can best respond to those needs.
Geriatric Care Manager
Glenn Baxter is a Registered Nurse with over 26 years of nursing experience. He received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Seton Hall University in New Jersey. He started his career in healthcare at Mercy Hospital in Miami treating diving and hazardous marine life related injuries and trauma. From there he worked as a Nurse on orthopedics, neurology, and Medical-surgical units at several Hospitals in New Jersey. Taking his experience, Glenn transitioned to an Administrative Clinical Manager for Care Management with Montefiore Yonkers. This position was transformative in his career in that it helped shape his appreciation for personal care management and the good it can do, not only for the client, but for family and caretakers alike. He eventually took on several hospital Directorship roles with Montefiore Medical Center, at such locations as Wakefield and Moses in the Bronx NY and with CarePointHealth in Hudson County New Jersey. Glenn has also worked in Assisted Living and Home Care environments which make him a well-rounded addition to our already diverse and talented team here at TheKey. Glenn is energetic, enthusiastic as well as good humored. He is always looking for solutions and is ready to help you with any and all of your care needs.
Allyson P. Mann
Geriatric Care Manager
Allyson P. Mann is a well rounded Social Worker with extensive experience in the field. Her love and passion for Geriatrics stems from the close relationship she had with her grandmother. Ensuring the best quality of life for her clients is her focus. Working with clients on a one-to-one basis is most rewarding for her. At the age of 15, Allyson started volunteering at a local nursing home. She later went on to become a Recreation Therapist, and then pursued a Masters in Social Work from Fordham University. Allyson served as Director of Social Services at several nursing homes, working in long-term care and short-term rehabilitation. She has also acted as a private consultant helping prepare nursing homes for their State Department of Health annual survey. Allyson joined Geriatric Care Consultants in August of 2015 and has since became a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and a Certified Advanced Social Work and Case Manager (C-ASWCM) all of which is invaluable to TheKey and the clients served.
Geriatric Care Manager
Anne Bergman RN, BSN, CCM, obtained her BS in Nursing from Fairfield University in 1981. The majority of her direct patient care work experience was in the Coronary Care Unit and the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medical Center. As the first nurse to work in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab, she was instrumental in setting up the quality assurance and patient transfer programs. She then worked with the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College as the Length of Stay Nurse to identify and remediate the reasons for increased length of stay in the patient population. Anne was the director of the Patrick Durkan Fencing Foundation, a non-profit supporting Olympic level fencers. Anne is thrilled to be part of the Geriatric Care Consultants team where she is utilizing her nursing skills in her role as a geriatric care manager.
Beth Metzendorf, MSW, LCSW, Psychotherapist graduated from The University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and New York University with master’s degree in Social Work. With more than 20 years of clinical social work experience, Beth practices a tailored, individualized, flexible style, with an appreciation for the many challenges associated with aging to best support clients.Beth approaches each client relationship with a deep respect and curiosity for each client’s unique history. By creating a safe space in which to feel understood and supported, clients are able to formulate their own best choices.
Dyanne (Dee Dee) Thompson
Dyanne (Dee Dee) Thompson, with expertise in administration and operations, brings a variety of skill sets as an office manager. Dee Dee spent six and a half years as the Production Coordinator for the custom framing department at A.I. Friedman in Port Chester. Prior to that she was the Administrator for the Westchester-Putnam School Boards Association for eleven years. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Skidmore College.Included amongst Dee Dee’s community service are eight years as a PTA president in the Mamaroneck School District, co-chair of the Mamaroneck UFSD’s Centennial Celebration and a Committee co-chair for the United States Open, in addition to service on many boards. Dee Dee is delighted to be working in the community she loves and having the opportunity to help make people’s lives a little easier.
Karen J. Schwartz
Karen J. Schwartz, MSW, LCSW, ACSW, C-ASWCM has had over 30 years of experience in directing clinical services, consultation, supervision, and administration in long-term care facilities, adult day health care programs, and geriatric care management. Karen was also an adjunct professor at the College of New Rochelle, School of New Resources. She is a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Advanced Social Work Case Manager / Aging Life Care Professional. Karen holds a Master of Social Work Degree from New York University in Manhattan, NY.