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Aging Life Solutions

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Donna Diotalevi & Associates, Inc.

Phone: (813) 654-4499
info@www.aginglife.org

Aging Life Solutions in Tampa Bay, Florida

Aging Life Solutions

by

Donna Diotalevi & Associates, Inc.

Our company mission is to fully understand your needs and concerns, enabling us to develop solutions that will provide you with clarity, peace of mind, and a way forward.

Donna Diotalevi Geriatric Care Managers in Tampa Bay, FL - Florida

Aging Life Solutions is a unique team of professional Care Managers. Each team member is also a Florida Licensed Registered Nurse, who had a long and successful nursing career before entering the field of professional Care Management.

Our RN Care Managers are particularly adept at working with chronically ill and/or medically complex individuals. We have special interest and expertise in helping those with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, as well as those facing the challenges of Parkinson’s or related movement disorders.

Aging Life Solutions is a unique team of professional Care Managers. Each team member is also a Florida Licensed Registered Nurse, who had a long and successful nursing career before entering the field of professional Care Management.

Our RN Care Managers are particularly adept at working with chronically ill and/or medically complex individuals. We have special interest and expertise in helping those with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, as well as those facing the challenges of Parkinson’s or related movement disorders.

Meet Our Team

Donna Ditman Diotalevi RN CCM CRRN – President/Director

“As a Registered Nurse, since 1974, and a Case Manager, since 1990, I became an expert at navigating our complex medical and social service system. Focusing my work on older adults, and their families, stemmed from the personal challenges I had begun to face about 20 years ago. I was living 1000 miles from my own aging parents, who were having increasing care needs and the occasional “crisis,” while my husband and I were still raising our own three sons. It has become my passion to share all that I have learned with others in the “sandwich generation.” I feel very blessed to have found my calling and hope that I can inspire others to join this wonderful profession!”

— Donna

Donna has been a Registered Nurse for over 40 years and a professional Care Manager since 1990. She obtained National Certification as a Case Manager (CCM) through the Commission for Case Manager Certification in 1993. In 2000 she obtained National Certification as a Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN) through the Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Board, which is accredited by the American Board of Nursing Specialties. She is an Advanced Professional Member of the Aging Life Care™ Association.

Donna spent the first half of her nursing career in a variety of clinical settings, specializing in mental health and addictions nursing. She has been a member of the Guardianship Examining Committee since 2012, completing incapacity evaluations for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida. Donna entered the nursing specialty practice of Case Management in 1990 and began coordinating care for those with complex medical needs, catastrophic illnesses and injuries, as well as those with a variety of chronic diseases and disabilities.

Donna once served as a Community Liaison for a Tampa area hospice and is experienced at helping families initiate and navigate hospice care. She is an Advance Care Planning Facilitator through Respecting Choices®, an international, evidence-based model of advance care planning. She enjoys educating others about the value and importance of advance care planning, self-determination and options regarding end-of-life care.

Lynn Henderson RN BSN CMC

“After 41 years of nursing, I remain passionate about healthy living, education, caring for others and improving quality of life for all. In order to help individuals and families navigate the course of aging, it is important to address the whole being – body, mind, and spirit. This is my core belief as a Geriatric Care Manager. There are few professions where one can have that personal impact on people. This is not just a career for me, it is a calling. I thank God every day for this opportunity and blessing I have been given.”

— Lynn

Lynn has been a Registered Nurse for over 40 years. She earned her Care Management Certification (CMC) through the National Academy of Certified Care Managers (NACCM). She is an Advanced Professional Member of the Aging Life Care™ Association.

Lynn’s diverse experience has provided her with in-depth knowledge across a variety of clinical settings.  Her inpatient nursing experience includes: emergency room, ICU, medical/surgical nursing, and recovery room. Her outpatient nursing experience includes: hospice, home health, outpatient surgery, wound care and of course geriatric care management.

She is also an Advance Care Planning Facilitator through Respecting Choices®. She enjoys facilitating discussions with individuals, their families, and their loved ones about values, preferences and goals, while journeying through serious health conditions.

Lynn enjoys volunteering in the community. She helped initiate the Faith Community Nursing Program at St. Stephen Catholic Church and remains an active participant in this and other ministries at St. Stephen’s. Lynn is a long time volunteer with PAWS for Friendship, Inc., a national pet therapy organization. Assisted living residents love it when Lynn visits with her two greyhounds, Shannon and Merlot, who are certified pet therapists.

Shannon

Lynn with Shannon & Merlot

Merlot

Jacqueline (Jackie) Sheffield RN BSN MS CCM

“I understand the need and importance of Professional Care Management first hand. At the age of 60, I was involved in a terrible automobile accident and, as a result, suffered multiple trauma. My road to recovery was lengthy and emotionally trying. I experienced the full continuum of care: ICU, acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation and eventually returned to my own home with skilled nursing, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. It was 6 months before I could return to work. Because of my work as an RN Care Manager, I had the knowledge and experience to advocate for myself and assist with the coordination of the services I needed. This knowledge, and my own experience, make me an excellent advocate and Professional Care Manager for others who are facing challenging situations. I find myself even more aware of the holistic approach necessary to ensure quality outcomes for our clients. No one should have to face our health care system alone. I feel blessed to be able to utilize my professional experience, backed up by my own personal experience, to make sure our clients have the highest quality of care.”

— Jackie

Jackie has been a Registered Nurse for over 40 years and has a Master of Science in Nursing Administration and Patient Care Services. She is nationally Certified as a Case Manager (CCM) through the Commission for Case Manager Certification. She is an Advanced Professional Member of the Aging Life Care™ Association.

Jackie’s clinical nursing experience is diverse and includes acute care, ICU and home health care. She served as Research Nurse and Data Specialist at a nationally ranked cancer center, where she educated and enrolled patients with cancer in disease specific pharmaceutical clinical trials. She co-authored several research papers with Urologic Oncology Physicians. She has served as a mentor and preceptor for nursing students, as well as experienced nurses. Before entering the specialized field of private Care Management, Jackie spent the last 10 years of her nursing career as a Case Manager for a national Medicare Advantage plan.

Diane Alceste BSN RN

“I believe Care Management is more than just a job, it’s a calling. Professional Care Managers provide the care, compassion, and knowledge required to support their clients in time of need. As a nurse, it’s more than providing care for my clients; I care about my clients. The relationships I have with my clients and their loved ones are authentic. I strive to understand their values and goals regarding their health and well-being. Together we develop a plan of care to achieve those goals. I provide the necessary knowledge and guidance in order for them to make informed decisions along the health care continuum. I am committed to the geriatric population with ongoing continuation of my nursing studies to attain my professional goal of ARNP with a specialization in adult and geriatric care.”

— Diane

Diane has served within the medical profession as a Registered Nurse for over 17 years and is a Professional Member of the Aging Life Care Association. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 2017. As part of her BSN curriculum, Diane completed her final project documenting the evolving role of the RN Geriatric Care Manager/Aging Life Care™ Nurse in meeting the needs of our growing older adult population.

Diane is a highly-skilled nurse with patient care experience in both acute care hospital settings and home health care settings, including specialty experience in case management and quality review. She also spent several years as a clinical care coordinator for a hospitalist program. Diane is currently pursuing her clinical degree of Nurse Practitioner MSN – Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) with a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) concentration at Nova Southeastern University.

Barbara J. Barden RN, BSN, MN

“As a young nurse, I studied Gerontology independently as it was not yet a nursing specialty. I waited to become an elder to practice it. Having good health and believing in life long learning, I have embraced the opportunity to work with fellow elders. Now I share both personal and professional skills in rewarding work that has never seemed like a “real job.” I enjoy a special credibility as my clients and families understand that I join them in knowing that growing older means adapting to changes we would rather avoid. Helping others understand, face, adapt, and thrive amid stressors challenges me to be a good role model. AND… is a continuing chance to care, share, and experience the “joie de vivre.”

— Barbara

Barbara attained her Master of Nursing degree and has been a Registered Nurse for over five decades.  Her extensive nursing experience includes over 15 years as a Nurse Administrator (Assistant Chief Nurse) at the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital. She also spent many years serving as a State Surveyor for the Agency for Health Care Administration, inspecting both hospitals and nursing homes and investigating consumer complaints across 5 counties. Barbara also enjoyed working for the Health Department for seven years, providing patient care and education.

She has been a volunteer Faith Community Nurse for over ten years. She continues to be involved in this and many other community initiatives.

Barbara has been trained as an Advance Care Planning Facilitator through Respecting Choices®. She is a Professional Member of the Aging Life Care™ Association.

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Donna Diotalevi & Associates is now Aging Life Solutions and serves the Greater Tampa Bay Area/West Central Florida Region and beyond.

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