FAMILY CARE CONNECTIONS, LLC provides comprehensive services in the following areas:
Advanced Practice Nurse Care Management and Geriatric Care Management;
Medicaid Consulting Services -
- Medicaid Eligibility, Planning and Applications;
Aging at Home, Assisted Living and Nursing Home Placement
Real Estate & Housing Options to Aging
Elder Care Consulting and Counseling, Medicare and Supplemental Insurance Information;
Senior Living Planning/Retirement Management/Wellness Planning
Please review information set forth in Publications/Resources on this website for further information
GERIATRIC/ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSE CARE MANAGEMENT
What is an Geriatric/Advanced Practice Nurse Care Manager?
• The Advanced Practice Nurse Care Management holds advanced clinical and academic degrees,
and board certifications.
• She has years of clinical experience to help individuals and their families navigate through a
• She teaches and counsels people so they can understand the extent of
their illness and helps them decide on the most appropriate care options
in the best possible setting.
How Can the Geriatric/Advanced Practice Nurse Care Manager be
Helpful to you?
The Advanced Practice Nurse Care Management can perform the necessary
physical and mental exams to determine the appropriate level of care including:
• PRI and Screen
• Mini Mental Status Exam
• Other assessment and diagnostic tests to determine care needs
• Determine the appropriate level of care such as:
► Aging at home
► Assisted Living
► Nursing Home
• Develop an appropriate care plan and ensure that the plan is maintained.
• Provide goal oriented and supportive counseling to the patient and loved ones when necessary.
Dr. Ann Marie D'Angelo DNP continuously evaluates the patient to determine if there are changes in
the patients physical or mental condition to ensure the care plan is appropriate and the proper health
care providers and therapists are in place. Dr. Ann Marie also educates and counsels individuals and
their families on the physical and emotional issues involving patient care, care management and
advocacy. She serves as a liaison between health care professionals, facilities and the patient/family.
Dr. Ann Marie D' Angelo, DNP, CNS, uses research based tools to identify healthcare needs.
She is New York State Certified to complete the PRI and Screen to evaluate nursing home placement and
frequently utilizes the Mini-Mental Status Exam as well as other tests to evaluate level of care needs.
Dr. Ann Marie D' Angelo DNP, CNS, determines long and short term plans based on these evaluations and
help clients remain at home or go the most appropriate facility for their care needs.
• Physical and Mental Health Evaluations
• Home-care coordination & "Aging in Place"
• PRI and Screen Evaluations
• Mini-Mental Status Exams
• Rehabilitation, Nursing Home & Assisted Living Placements
• Individual & Family Education and Counseling
• Patient Advocacy
Additional information can be found in the publication section of this website.
Please contact Dr. Ann Marie D' Angelo at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
MEDICAID CONSULTING SERVICES
Planning • Eligibility • Applications
We can help with all aspects of Medicaid Planning, Eligibility and Applications, including:
Nursing Home Medicaid
Home Care Medicaid
Assisted Living (ALP) Medicaid
Pooled Income Trust
MLTC Level of Care Advocacy
Our staff has over 30 years of experience with Medicaid Planning, Eligibility and Applications. We have
successfully processed hundreds of applications.
In addition, our Doctor of Nursing Practice and Clinical Nurse Specialists help to ensure maximum Home
Care coverage when Home Care Medicaid is the appropriate care setting.
The clinical team oversees all physical/mental evaluations and interviews in order to ensure that they applicant
receives maximum coverage.
Let us help with:
Planning for Medicaid
Identifying the appropriate type of Medicaid required
Developing a plan and establishing eligibility
Advocating for the maximum coverage at home, in an assisted living or in a nursing home
Protecting loved ones from a catastrophic illness
Helping to protect hard earned assets and income
Additional information is available under Medicaid in the Publication section of this website or contact
Dr. Frank G. D'Angelo JD, PhD with any questions at DrFrank@familycareconnections.com
REAL ESTATE & HOUSING OPTIONS FOR AGING
Healthy aging requires comprehensive financial, legal, health care and social planning. In order to properly
plan for retirement, it is necessary to develop a thoughtful plan that includes Real Estate and Housing
Options for Aging.
The professional staff at Castleworks Realty, Inc. and Family Care Connections, LLC can assist with the
development and implementation of a Life Care Plan that includes housing options. The plan is created in
conjunction with Family Care Connections LLC, Advanced Practice Nurse Care Managers, Geriatric
Specialists, Physicians, Social Workers, Elder Care Consultants and other professionals. These housing
options are tailored to meet the personal needs and goals of the client.
We can help with –
Aging in place, including home care
Senior Living Retirement Communities & Seniors Only Apartments
Senior Independent Living Options
Assisted Living, including Medicaid ALP
Rehabilitation Care centers (for short term rehabilitation)
Skilled Nursing Facilities
Let the professionals at Family Care Connections LLC and Castleworks Realty, Inc. assist you and your
family in making the right choice when planning your individual housing needs.
Family Care Connections LLC and Castleworks Realty, Inc. also provides the following services and we also
work with other licensed/certified professionals to provide the following:
Downsizing, Relocation Strategies
Clean Ups Clean Outs & Home Reorganization
Minor Repairs, Renovations and General Maintenance
All types of mortgage financing including Reverse Mortgages
Homeowners, Property & Casualty Insurance
Title & Land Services including Title Insurance
What is an Eldercare Consultant?
The Eldercare consultant has years of experience providing Counseling, Education, Advocacy, Information
The Eldercare Consultant frequently deals with the following:
Wellness Planning • Retirement Communities
Aging at Home • Rehabilitation Facilities
Assisted Living Communities • Nursing Homes
The Eldercare consultant helps develop a comprehensive plan and also identifies the appropriate healthcare,
legal, financial and social professionals required to coordinate and implement the plan.
How Can We Help?
The Eldercare Consultant can also assist with issues involving:
• Estate Planning • Financial & Tax Planning • Care Management
• Medicaid, Medicare & Medicare Supplemental Insurance
• Alternate Methods to Pay for Long Term Care
• Long Term Care Insurance and other Insurance Matters
• Insurance Planning • Reverse Mortgages • Pre-Need Funeral Planning
• Counseling, Mediation & Spiritual Direction • End of Life Planning
The Eldercare Consultant conducts a series of interviews to learn about the events and concerns of the
individual and or the family. During these interviews we help clarify the goals and the solutions as part of a
comprehensive plan. The plan may involve housing options, health care management, Medicaid & Medicare
planning, as well as tax, financial and legal planning.
The Eldercare Consultant may also explore the need for supportive and therapeutic counseling.
We work with a team of guided professionals including: Physicians, Advanced Practice Nurses,
Psychologists, Social Workers, Financial Planners, Accountants, Lawyers and Therapists. Let us help you
develop a thorough plan with clear solution and we will help you find the right professional to meet your
specific personal needs and requirements.
This type of planning can be created as part of a wellness strategy in the context of Senior Living Planning
or during a health crisis
SENIOR LIVING PLANNING/CARE MANAGEMENT
We offer all phases of support during the aging process, as well as when a loved one is deceased. It is
easy to become overwhelmed during this time of loss both emotionally and financially. Our Senior Living
Planning Specialist assists individuals with personal and estate affairs after the loss of a loved one. We
offer assistance with household financial management and bill paying, as well as property management.
Support services and counseling are provided during life's many challenges especially when dealing with
illness or death. Our Senior Living Planning Specialist will interface with the many professionals required
to get things done for you and your loved ones including:
• Health Care Professionals
• Real Estate Professionals
• Credit Card Companies
• Utility/Phone Companies
• Life Insurance Companies
• Social Security Administration
• Retirement Communities
• Department of Motor Vehicles
Other services provided by our Senior Living Planning Specialist include:
• Coordinate with funeral home on all arrangements
• Help get organized and maintain all paperwork
• Provide home cleanouts and organization
• Provide recommendations for bereavement support and counseling
• Provide information and referral for all other physical or mental health services
Additional information is available in the Publication section of this website
Contact Dr. Frank G. D'Angelo JD, PhD with any questions at: Frank@familycareconnections.com