About a•bridge: Aging Life Care Management
Nationally Certified, based in Athens, Georgia
a•bridge: Aging Life Care Management is a client-focused, results motivated, holistic care management agency based in Athens, Georgia.
Whether it's elder care coordination, special needs advocacy or caregiver coaching, we can a•bridge the 'to do' list by outlining steps and developing a professional team of support.
Our focus is on improving client outcomes by ensuring high quality care coordination and monitoring while promoting client autonomy.
We promote dignity, while advocating for our clients' unique wishes.
Taking a collaborative approach, we help guide families, clients and decision makers across the bridge of difficult decisions related to age and/or disability.
We streamline the care coordination process by directing care through collaboration with local specialists.
Let us guide the way!
Masters in Gerontology, Care Manager Certified, Positive Approach to Care Independent Consultant, Certified Dementia Practitioner, Owner and Managing Director
Abbie has been a certified Advanced Professional of the Aging Life Care™ Association since 2013 & is Care Manager Certified through the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. In 2020 she became a Teepa Snow PAC [Positive Approach® to Care} Independent Consultant, focusing on transforming what exists into a more positive dementia care culture.
Abbie began her career working as a caregiver for the elderly & other-abled in her teens. Since then, her professional experience in the field of aging services has placed her in numerous settings, including hospice, assisted living, dementia care, non-profit and home care administration.
She takes a creative approach when addressing her client's specific care requirements & incorporates an always flexible attitude when addressing challenges.
She has direct experience advocating for individuals with various forms of dementia, TBI, spinal cord injury, COPD, diabetes, vision loss, mental health issues, huntington's disease, parkinsonisms, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and other various movement disorders.
She previously served as the secretary for the Southeast Chapter of the Aging Life Care™ Association and the past president of the Athens Senior Resource Network.
After growing up in Austin, Texas, she lived and worked in north central (Denton/Dallas) Texas for ten years before moving to Athens, Georgia in 2015. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, beekeeping, spending time with her animals & making flavorful meals with her husband.
Masters in Social Work Candidate, Bachelors in Psychology, Certified Substance Use Counselor-IP, Associate Care Manager
Jasmine was recruited to the Abridge team by the owner after she witnessed first-hand the skill and innate knowledge Jasmine has in her chosen field. She is a rising star in her profession.
In addition to her personal history as a family caregiver, Jasmine has experience in a variety of social work related settings, including crisis intervention, counseling and inpatient nursing home environments.
She has hands- on experiencing advocating for persons diagnosed with various forms of dementia, movement disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, nerve damage, chronic kidney disease, and patients post stroke.
In her work with persons experiencing various mental health conditions, Jasmine focused on incorporating non-pharmacological interventions such as music therapy, cognitive activities, and emotional support while also providing resources to counselors and therapists. In addition, Jasmine has worked with medically acute patients as their advocate for both their health and quality of life concerns. She offers guidance to her clients ensuring they understand their care plans and works with families to establish support systems in place for caregiving needs.
Jasmine first found her love of social work through the personal experience of watching her father become disabled and his progression with his condition. She saw the struggles that families face with unmediated medical and aging related concerns and wanted to provide comfort to others in similar situations.
Like the rest of the Abridge team, Jasmine loves to travel, especially to the National Parks. She also enjoys attending concerts and watching football. She and her partner have four cats and a service dog that she says provide them with an abundance of love and energy.
Masters in Social Work & Bachelors of English Literature, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Professional Aging Life Care Manager
Sarah received her bachelors in English Literature and her Masters in Social Work from the University of Georgia. She maintains her Georgia state license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Sarah has over a decade of experience and has worked primarily in the medical setting as both a hospital and dialysis social worker before joining the Abridge team in 2021. Her experience in the healthcare setting has allowed her to work with clients and families throughout a multitude of complex situations. Being able to provide a calm and supportive presence during a difficult time is one of the things Sarah enjoys most about being a social worker. Sarah enjoys serving as an advocate for clients and their families while navigating the complex healthcare system; as well as through the aging process.
In addition to care management, Sarah also offers one-on-one counseling through Abridge on a private pay basis and for individuals approved through the Kepro Employee Assistance Program. She specializes in aging, anxiety, stress, depression, anger and grief.
Sarah enjoys traveling and seeing new places, hiking and being outdoors, and reading as much as possible!
Bachelors in Health Promotion and Behavior, Health Services Emphasis, Administrative Support Specialist
Vasiliy received his bachelor’s in Health Promotion and Behavior with an emphasis in Health Services from the University of Georgia.
Vasiliy was born in Koltsovo, Russia and moved to the USA when he was 3 years old. He found himself in Atlanta, GA after moving around the Southeastern United States with his parents who are both scientists. He gained early experience in healthcare through volunteering at a local hospital. There he was exposed to the many issues that the healthcare system faces. From that experience, he became deeply interested in medicine, administration, and public health.
Vasiliy has always been an empathetic and caring individual that strives to promote equality in every facet of life that he encounters. During his time at the Athens Neighborhood Health Center, Vasiliy gained experience in administration and continued to develop his passion for helping others.
Vasiliy joined Abridge in December 2022 to continue his career with helping others. Vasiliy offers support to the wonderful care managers at Abridge. He takes pride in building off previous administrative processes and optimizing backend company workflow. This ensures that case managers receive effective support so they can focus on helping clients.
In his free time, Vasiliy enjoys traveling, hiking, skiing, and spending time with his partner and animals.
Athens Area Chamber Of Commerce
a•bridge: Aging Life Care Management is a proud member of the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce. The Athens Area Chamber of Commerce has been an important function in the Athens business community since 1906. We work with a range of partners from Economic Development and the Small Business Development Center to the Visitors Bureau and the Mayoral Office in an effort to help engage and connect the community.
In many aspects the history of the Athens business community is the history of the Chamber. Our board has consisted of community leaders including small business owners, prominent CEO’s and all levels of public officials.