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Mary Cordova

Mary Cordova

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Seattle and Eastside of Lake Washington

Mary Cordova

Mary Cordova, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder, Oversees all Senior Advisors. Handles Seattle and Eastside of Lake Washington

Education, Training & Certifications: Certified in Dementia & Mental Health training, HIPAA and CCA. Attended Skagit Valley College.

Contact: (425) 802-6613 or mary@conciergecareadvisors.com

As an industry insider, Mary Cordova spent five years as vice president and director of referral services for another placement and referral agency, and as a distributor of durable medical equipment for more than two decades, selling supplies to hospitals, nursing homes and physicians. She also served as an executive director in a memory care community.

But Mary wanted to put seniors first in all aspects and to always do what is right, not just what was profitable, so she sought out entrepreneur Marc Lilly and the two co-founded Concierge Care Advisors, where their ‘Agenda Number One’ is to protect vulnerable seniors and their families. Mary wanted to ensure that CCA would rise above the rest by honestly and equitably letting seniors and their families know all their options, not just the most profitable for referral agencies. And they wanted to do more than hand nervous and overwhelmed families a list of facilities; they wanted to provide true “Concierge Care”, offering personal service and carefully vetted recommendations. Mary wanted to elevate the industry where health providers view placement and referral agencies as an extension when patients leave hospitals and rehabilitation units in order to collectively support Seniors through the aging process, which can be so overwhelming.

Born and raised in Mountlake Terrace as the ninth child of ten in her family, Mary benefitted from a multi-generational household after her grandmother moved in to help care for the family. That loving relationship permeates Mary’s passion for people, especially Seniors and those who have fallen on hard times.

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Patricia Agrelius

Patricia Agrelius

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North Snohomish and Skagit County

Patricia Agrelius

Patricia Agrelius, Senior Concierge Advisor

HIPAA and CCA Certified

Contact: (425) 770-1770 or patricia@conciergecareadvisors.com

Patricia is a Senior Care specialist who has been helping the elderly since 2007. She has experience collaborating with physicians and their staff to help Seniors obtain appropriate mobility aids in addition to providing one on one companionship for seniors suffering from memory loss (such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia). She has been highly regarded by her peers, employers, and seniors for her comprehensive and yet compassionate communication.

In the past, she worked for The Scooter Store where she interacted regularly with seniors in need of mobility aids. She was commended for her thorough assessments, taking into consideration the seniors’ medical history, insurance, financial and physician information; always keeping the safety needs of the senior first and foremost while at the same time working towards the goal of helping them to stay as healthy and independent as possible.

In regards to senior housing, Patricia Agrelius has worked as a licensed loan officer, also providing options regarding home remodeling to accommodate special needs specific to aging. This provides her with a comprehensive understanding of the housing industry and the ability to determine what amenities are paramount to seniors and their families.

She believes that faith and family are a top priority and follows the saying, “People won’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”

Patricia Agrelius is a welcomed member of Concierge Care Advisors and is an inspirational team player. Her cheerfulness is only matched by her determination to find the right type of housing for seniors and her desire to “Get it right the first time.”

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Susan Philipsen

Susan Philipsen

BioCoachella Valley, CA

Susan Philipsen

Susan Philipsen (RN), Senior Concierge Care Advisor for Coachella Valley

Credentials: HIPAA Certified, CCA Certified, RN for Washington and California

Education: BA in Parks and Recreation from Western Washington University and Nursing from Highline College.

Contact: (360) 461-0911 or susanp@conciergecareadvisors.com

Susan started her career in the senior care/health industry by working in aquatics (exercise and therapy). After helping elders through this type of physical therapy, Susan focused on the mental health of elders and worked in assisted living.

After a decade of providing care for the elderly, Susan worked in pediatrics and home health, effectively assisting the opposite spectrum of those in need: children. Although she still consults and works with her clients, she wanted to continue working with seniors, albeit in a new capacity.

Susan has a wide-breadth of knowledge from her years of experience but, in addition to her work history, she’s even taught classes in basic caregiving and specialized caregiving for dementia and mental health.

For family members coming to the Concierge Care Advisors looking for a home for their senior, you cannot get a more well-rounded individual. Susan can help ease the transition process as well as keep you informed with how to take care of your elder (and yourself).

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Amanda Clark

Amanda Clark

BioSouth King County

Amanda Clark

Amanda Clark, MA, Senior Concierge Care Advisor for South King County

Credentials: HIPAA Certified, CCA Certified, Medical Assistant

Contact: (806) 681-2900 or amanda@conciergecareadvisors.com

Amanda Clark attended West Texas A&M University, where she received a Bachelor of Art in Psychology and a Master of Art in Counseling. Amanda completed her graduate internship at an emergency shelter for abused and neglected children. During her time at the shelter, she developed a strong commitment to helping those in need. From there, Amanda joined the senior healthcare industry offering counseling to the geriatric population suffering from different forms of cognitive impairment, such as dementia and depression. This experience allowed her to not only to understand the needs of seniors, but also the joys of working with and spending time establishing meanigful connections to seniors.

In 2008, Amanda started and operated a private practice specializing in children, parenting, divorce and general adult therapy. After working in private practice for six years, Amanda made the decision to relocate to Seattle, and to her delight, reentered the senior healthcare community as a Senior Advisor for Concierge Care Advisors. Amanda has an extensive history volunteering for numerous non-profit communities and in her leisurely time she enjoys the outdoors, reading and spending time with friends and family. She is especially fond of her daughter, Mackenzie, a sophomore at Texas A&M University.

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Jill O'Brien

Jill O’Brien

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Snohomish County, WA

Jill O’Brien

Jill O’Brien, Senior Concierge Care Advisor for Snohomish County

Credentials: HIPAA and CCA Certifications; CPR; First Aid; Mental Health and Dementia certification

Contacts: (425) 802-5832 OR jill@conciergecareadvisors.com

Jill possesses a broad and extensive background in providing care and support to older adults and their families. Jill started her career in the healthcare industry in 1997 as a provider of an Adult Family Home in Ft. Collins, Colorado for older adults with Developmental Disabilities. After being challenged by a friend to volunteer at an Assisted Living community, she was immediately bitten by the “bug” of providing care for seniors. Jill took a role as a Life Enrichment Director and was soon promoted to Executive Director. Jill has successfully managed communities for five well known and respected companies in Colorado and Washington state ranging from Dementia Care to Independent and Assisted Living.

Jill has spent that last 18 years of her career building solid, reputable and positive resources so that she can better support all aspects of senior care. She is very networked and respected in our industry. She keeps herself updated and educated to trends and is always on the lookout for others who have the same passion.

Jill was born and raised in Texas but has lived in Washington state since 2003. She loves her Southern roots and credits much of her desire to care and support people from those beginnings. She has two adult children and is engaged to be married. Jill enjoys spending time with family, dancing, movies and hosting BBQ’s for friends and family.

Jill is a true advocate for older adults and their families. She has a keen awareness of the struggles associated with aging and the stress it brings to seniors and their loved ones. Jill offers a loving approach to seniors but will also ask the hard questions to get to the root of needs or to ensure that providers are capable of providing safe care. Jill comments daily that it is “an honor to serve this population”.

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KM Schultz

KM Schultz

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King County, Washington

KM Schultz

KM Schultz, Senior Concierge Care Advisor for King County Washington

Credentials: HIPAA Certified, CCA Certified, RN and CSA

Contact: (425) 749-1149

Schultz brings an eclectic and diverse combination of skills to CCA. Her professional background includes the military, event planning and nursing. While she could choose any number of careers, her heart is set on Senior Care.

Born and raised in Hawaii, she attended the prestigious Punahou School on Oahu. She spent her childhood between city life on Oahu and country living on The Big Island. Her upbringing was a blend of traditional Japanese and western values. The Japanese culture she was born into reveres and honors ancestors. Because of this, her dedication to seniors is more than “just her job.” The western culture opened her up to being able to evaluate and adapt to each individuals situation. Being a nurse, her foremost concern is always her patient.

Never one to take the well-traveled path, her adventures finally led her to Washington State. Once here, she continued her work in the senior care industry by working in the hospice and home health arena. Here, she realized that a senior’s quality of life affected their health and she wanted to prevent health issues versus treat them. This ideology is what led her to CCA.

Once asked why she chose to work in hospice, home care and the senior industry…Schultz replied “Not everyone’s Book of Life was a good story. I want to make the last chapter of their story the best part of their book.”

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Lucy Robichaud

Lucy Robichaud

BioEast King County

Lucy Robichaud

Lucy Robichaud, CNA, Senior Concierge Care Advisor for East King County, Washington

Credentials: HIPAA Certified, CCA Certified, CNA

Contact: (206) 257-9477 or lucy@conciergecareadvisors.com

Lucy’s eldercare experience began in 1992. It was then that Lucy discovered her own father, Albert, had developed a form of dementia known as Alzheimer’s disease. Lucy became the primary caregiver for her father and she focused on learning all she could about the challenges and needs of the elderly. She is forever grateful for the assistance and guidance of conscience care givers who helped her provide continued care for her father. It was a difficult time for Lucy and one that changed her outlook on life and on aging. Because of this experience, Lucy has dedicated much of her time and energy in the past 23 years assisting seniors and their families.

After a successful sales and marketing career in the corporate world, Lucy decided to pursue her dream of helping senior’s full time. In 2009 she founded, “Lucy Care”, a private company dedicated to assisting seniors, their spouses, and family members in obtaining compassionate, dependable, senior care services.

Lucy has provided support services for seniors living in their homes, in independent and assisted living communities, , memory care and adult family home settings. She has also provided respite care for family members in their home and hospice.

Lucy considers it important to the well-being of all those that accept her help that they be allowed to retain dignity and maintain self-esteem while she provides complete and informed assistance. With an emphasis on understanding, compassion, and reliability, Lucy takes pride in her approach. Her ultimate goal is to enrich the lives of seniors and maintain their quality of life.

Lucy has earned her CNA certification, ACE Senior Fitness and Nutrition Certification, and a Business Management Degree. She has been an active volunteer for eldercare organizations such as ElderHelp of San Diego and Adult Family Homes.

She is excited to join Concierge Advisors assisting families and seniors in their quest for the best in senior care housing.

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