Kathy Kemp, OTL, LSW, CMC Care Manager, principal
"Your guidance and understanding regarding Anita's health was very comforting to us — knowing that you had insight and experience that we lacked but appreciated so much helped more than you'll ever know."
Daughter-in-law, Arlington, MA
Kathy is a Licensed occupational Therapist, a licensed social worker, and an Aging Life Care Professional/Certified Care Manager with Advanced standing. She has over 30 years of professional clinical experience in community, hospital, rehabilitation, and long-term care settings. She has
expertise in mental health, dementia, and aging in place.
Kathy is recognized as a Certified Care Manager by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers (NACCM), the recognized credentialing organization which assures com- petence to performthe full range of care management tasks.
When working with older adults and the people that care for them, Kathy has a soft touch
and a sense of humor. She doesn't "manage" clients, but creates an alliance, together setting priorities and goals. Each situation is unique and usually involves creative problem-solving to find the optimal solution.
How is Sage Advice different?
Sage Advice gives you peace of mind
"Kathy Kemp more than fulfilled our family needs. She anticipated every decision that had to be made concerning our aunt's health and well being. Kathy is a dedicated service provider, highly professional and empathetic. Our aunt thrived under Kathy's care and supervision. Our family, even though thousands of miles away, was granted peace of mind. Every aspect of our two year relationship with Kathy was excellent. Because of
Sage Advice our aunt was allowed to remain in her home until death, with love, dignity, happiness and grace."
Jo is a Licensed Certified Social Worker and an Aging Life Care Professional with 25 years of clinical and managerial experience working with older adults and their families in many different settings. She has worked in rehab and long-term care facilities,
and in positions supporting medical providers who serve older adult patients. She has a great deal of experience in the area of care transitions – providing the information, coordination and advocacy needed to help older adults successfully move from one level of care to another.
Jo served in leadership positions at Springwell, an agency that is part of the State elder services network, including directing the highly regarded Geriatric Care Management Program that has served elders and their caregivers since 2015. With a background in non-profits, Jo has first-hand knowledge and expertise in identifying entitlements/ benefits available through state and federal programs.
As a daughter, Jo navigated the full range of services for both her parents over a 14-year period of increasing needs for support and care. She knows well the joys and challenges of caregiving, and is honored to support others with her knowledge and expertise.
Jo is passionate about listening to each person’s unique story and partnering with them to find ways to meet their needs and improve their quality of life.
Colleagues for many years, Kathy and Jo are an ideal team. They share the same values and work ethics, but have varied, complimentary areas of expertise. They love their work and are respectful of their clients’ time and budget.
Jo White, LCSW Care Manager
We are experienced licensed clinicians and members of the Aging Life Care Association. Our philosophy is to work with our clients in the way that we would want to be supported when facing challenges and uncertainty. We are flexible in how we help our clients and strive to meet people "where they're at." Sometimes there are urgent situations that require prompt actions, but ideally we will take small steps to ensure informed decision-making for health, maximal independ- ence and best quality of life. Whether you are just seeking a professional consultation, a little support, or ongoing care management, Sage Advice has "got you covered."
Sage Advice does not own or operate any direct care agencies, ensuring there is no conflict of interest. We never accept commisions for referrals or placements. Our promise is to find the right provider or living situation for our clients' unique needs in the most cost-effective manner.
Our recommendations are conflict-free and without bias.
As independent practitioners we have minimal overhead and the savings are passed to our clients. We have worked in local non-profits and are familiar with state and federal programs.
OTHER WAYS WE SAVE YOU MONEY:
Prevention (reducing hospitalizations, institutionalization)
Assisting with insurance and long term care insurance claims
Reducing time taken off from work
Reducing travel for long-distance caregivers Removing costs associated with family discord
We follow the Aging Life Care Association Professional Code of Ethics.
Sage Advice Care Management firmly believes in the inherent worth and dignity of every person, without regard for age, ability, gender, or cultural, or religious practices. We are respectful and sensitive to LGBTQ needs.