Karen Bernat, a Certified Geriatric Care Manager and Elder Care Consultant, has been helping elders and their families with the financial and medical challenges of aging since 1996. Karen has specialized knowledge and expertise in senior care issues. She can evaluate your situation, identify solutions, and work with you to design and implement a plan that maximizes your elder's well being, safety, and independence.
Health insurance companies currently do not cover care management services. All services are self-pay. Good Faith Effort (GFE) estimates are provided to the extent reasonably possible given the unpredictable nature of care management.
“As someone living abroad, I am very grateful for the services that Karen offers. My father lives in assisted living, but needs help managing his medical care (going to doctors, communicating between the different doctors, staying up on his meds, etc). Karen keeps me updated when he goes to a doctor, when there are changes in his medications, or when there has been some kind of change in his medical status. It is very comforting knowing that if there is a crisis, Karen is able to step in and make all the necessary arrangements, all while communicating with me in Germany. My father is also very comfortable with Karen and calls her whenever he needs help or has concerns about something that is going on with him health-wise. He knows she is there for him, which reinforces my feeling of trust and security.”
“I've had the pleasure of working with Karen Bernat for several years. She is a bright star in the field of Professional Geriatric Care Management. Karen is energetic, warm and truly cares about her clients and their family members. Karen is also smart and dedicated. She has worked hard to develop the remarkable and complex set of skills required to be an excellent Care Manager. I highly recommend her to any family struggling with the difficult issues of aging.”
--Jill Lebar, MA, LMHC, CMC, President, Berkshire Elder Care Consulting
“Karen helped my family activate long term care benefits for my out of state father. She successfully dealt with a large bureaucracy (the long term care insurance company), with doctors and receptionists, and with the staff at my father's assisted living in Cambridge, MA. She was persistent, and skilled on email, the phone, and in person. She regularly contacted me about her progress and provided great detail. She was professional and highly successful. We are all extremely grateful.”
--SP Pasadena, CA
“Karen and I have worked closely together on two complex cases, and in both instances I was impressed with her professionalism and dedication to her clients. I frequently refer clients to Karen because I know that she will be responsive to their needs. Karen is great with patients, families and other professionals, and I recommend her without hesitation.”
--Audrey Heidt, Elder Law Attorney
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