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.
Our focus is on improving client outcomes by ensuring high quality care coordination and monitoring while promoting client autonomy.
We strive to 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.
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.
Let us guide the way!
Masters in Gerontology, Care Manager Certified, Company Owner
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.
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.
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 serves as the secretary for the Southeast Chapter of the Aging Life Care™ Association and the current president of the Athens Senior Resource Network.
In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, beekeeping, spending time with her animals & making flavorful meals with her husband.
Masters in Spirituality & Applied Behavioral Science, Care Manager Certified
Sheila has been an Advanced Professional member of the Aging Life Care™ Association since 2011 & is Care Manager Certified through the National Academy of Certified Care Managers.
She lived in Bluffton, SC and worked in Savannah before moving to Athens in 2019.
Prior to teaming up with Abbie, Sheila has an extensive history in various professional roles in senior care industry. She has been in the field of geriatric care management for over ten years.
Her career in health care began at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1991, and has included serving in hospital, home health, hospice, health care consulting, care management, and physicians’ practice settings. She specializes in dementia care.
Sheila holds an M.S. in Applied Behavioral Science from Johns Hopkins University, as well as an M.A. from Mundelein College. She is an Advanced Professional member of the Aging Life Care™ Association and a Certified Senior Advisor.
Sheila offers caring, expert guidance and practical support to seniors and their families, particularly those affected by dementia. She is a writer and amateur photographer, and enjoys exploring the art, music, and outdoor beauty that the Athens area has to offer.