Doctor Marion

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      Jesson Burnam
    • Member Type(s): Expert
    • Title:Elder Care Expert & Geriatric Care Manager
    • Organization:Elder Health Resources of America
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My Expertise

    My Expertise

      Summary of expertise:
      With over 35 years of experience as a geriatric care manager, consultant, lecturer, and caregiver to thousands, Marion Somers Ph.D. aka Doctor Marion is an expert in elder care topics, trends, & solutions. Doctor Marion can speak to a host of eldercare topics and trends, including but not limited to:

      -Latest technology gadgets for caregivers & seniors
      -Impact of an aging workforce & eldercare on HR/Corporate America
      -Preparing for the "caregiving tsunami" facing America
      -Choosing elder housing: concerns & considerations
      -Warning signs of elder abuse
      -Should Mom/Dad still be driving?
      -Communicating with aging parents
      -Long-term care insurance
      -Products to protect your elder in the home

      Doctor Marion pens a successful monthly column covering critical caregiving topics, syndicated nationally to a number of papers & magazines. In addition, she is also the author of Elder Care Made Easier: Doctor Marion's 10 Steps to Help You Care for an Aging Loved One.
      Books/articles published:
      -Book: "Elder Care Made Easier: Doctor Marion's 10 Steps to Help You Care for an Aging Loved One," Addicus Books, September 2006.

      -Ask Doctor Marion column, available at

      American College of Health Care Administrators; American Society on Aging; Gerontological Society of America; Nat'l Alzheimer's Assoc.; Nat'l Assoc. of Professional Geriatric Care Managers; Nat'l Council on Aging; National Institute of Adult Day Care
      Prior media experience:
      Featured in print, broadcast, and electronic/online media, including The Today Show, Nightly News with Brian Williams, Wall Street Journal, Newsday, USA Today, Touch of Grey (syndicated radio show), Coping with Caregiving (online radio show), and more.
      Educational background:
      -PhD, Human and Organizational Development with Specialization in Gerontology, Retirement, and Special Populations ' Fielding Institute, Santa Barbara, CA
      -MS, Recreation Therapy ' Lehman College (CUNY)
      -BA with Honors ' City College in New York

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