Advocating for the Aging exists for the sole purpose of educating, empowering, and equipping older adults and their caregivers. I believe that all people should know what’s going on with their health and how to keep themselves as safe as possible in their homes, in their communities, and in the hospital. Nobody should have to feel powerless. I hope you’ll find that this website is a source of valuable information (though easy to understand and written in plain language) that allows older adults to stay safe in their homes for as long as possible and that provides caregivers with knowledge that can be used to best assist their loved ones.
A little about me:
My name is Jennifer, and I started my career as a doctor of physical therapy (DPT) in 2009. Rather than getting one full time job and then staying put like most of my peers, I have been working in multiple different facilities for the last several years. My time has been divided up between working with patients in their homes as well as in rehab facilities, nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, mental health facilities, and outpatient clinics. This variety has allowed me to meet and work with thousands of wonderful patients, families, and other healthcare providers. It has also brought to my attention the knowledge gap and frequent lack of communication when patients leave the hospital, when they transition between facilities, and when they go home. It is for these people that I started this website.
On a lighter note…I love to cook and bake, watch sad movies that make me cry, travel the world, play with my doberman Lucy, and sip coconut milk lattes from Starbucks 😉
Jennifer Geissert, DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy), CSRS (Certified Stroke Rehab Specialist), LSVT Big Certified (Parkinson’s Certification)