Introducing Nancy Schier Anzelmo

Award-winning, highly regarded and nationally known gerontologist and Alzheimer’s/dementia care specialist, Nancy Schier Anzelmo is founder and principal of Alzheimer’s Care Associates LLC (ACA). In addition, she coordinates the California Program Forum of the California Alzheimer’s Association, and is a faculty member in the Gerontology Department of California State University, Sacramento.

She serves on the board of the California Assisted Living Association, and the California Culture Change. She is an active member in the following organizations: the American Society on Aging, Argentum,  The Gerontological Society of America, the American Association of Gerontology in Higher Education, and the Pioneer Network, and the Dementia Action Alliance. She is the co founder of the Connected Horse a non profit organization focused on the research and implementation of equine guided interventions for all people affected by dementia.

 

Nancy is a professional gerontologist, who is passionate about her field. She received her Masters degree in Gerontology in 1994, magna cum lade, from San Diego State University, with honors where she was the first graduate in the Special Master’s Interdisciplinary Program offered in Gerontology. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology; cum lade, with a concentration in Gerontology from Appalachian State University in 1986.

Nancy has been involved for over 25 years in the field of senior housing and long-term care. She is a principal in the consulting firm, Alzheimer’s Care Associates LLC. The firm assists Senior Housing providers and operators in the creation and implementation of special care communities for persons with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias, within assisted living settings. Prior to forming her consulting firm in 1996 Nancy worked in various roles within the long term care continuum including residential care, assisted living, skilled nursing, rehabilitation and adult day programs. Nancy has a vast array of experience in both the private and non-profit spectrum of senior services, including research; recognition and development of the first dementia care communities in California in 1989. Her work has brought her recognition as a speaker, and achievement awards with the Alzheimer’s Association and various senior service agencies.

In addition to her consulting business Nancy is the program consultant to the Alzheimer’s Association of California, Program Forum and a faculty member at California State University Sacramento, since 1999, within the Gerontology Department. She is the Vice President of Sigma Phi Omega, the Gerontology honors society, Sacramento chapter. She is the co-founder of the Connected Horse project, which currently is conducting pilot studies with Stanford University.

As a current board member of the statewide California Assisted Living Association (CALA), Nancy is the co chair of the education committee and works diligently to improve the education of providers and the care of older adults living in supportive housing settings. She is also a Board member of the California Culture Change, Del Oro Caregivers Resource Center and an active volunteer in the California Alzheimer’s Association chapter. Nancy resides outside of Sacramento with her husband and two daughters.

Introducing Nancy Schier Anzelmo

Award-winning, highly regarded and nationally known gerontologist and Alzheimer’s/dementia care specialist-consultant, Nancy Schier Anzelmo is founder and principal of Alzheimer’s Care Associated (ACA). In addition, she coordinates the California Forum Workgroups of the Alzheimer’s Association and is a faculty member in the Gerontology Department of California State University. She serves on the board of the California Assisted Living Association, the American Society on Aging, Argentum (formerly the Assisted Living Federation of America), Association of Gerontology in Higher Education and the Gerontological Society of America.

 

Nancy is a professional gerontologist, who is passionate about her field. She received her Masters degree in Gerontology in 1994, magna cum lade, from San Diego State University, with honors where she was the first graduate in the Special Master’s Interdisciplinary Program offered in Gerontology. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology; cum lade, with a concentration in Gerontology from Appalachian State University in 1986.

Nancy has been involved for over 25 years in the field of senior housing and long-term care. She is a principal in the consulting firm, Alzheimer’s Care Associates LLC. The firm assists Senior Housing providers and operators in the creation and implementation of special care communities for persons with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias, within assisted living settings. Prior to forming her consulting firm in 1996 Nancy worked in various roles within the long term care continuum including residential care, assisted living, skilled nursing, rehabilitation and adult day programs. Nancy has a vast array of experience in both the private and non-profit spectrum of senior services, including research; recognition and development of the first dementia care communities in California in 1989. Her work has brought her recognition as a speaker, and achievement awards with the Alzheimer’s Association and various senior service agencies.

In addition to her consulting business Nancy is the program consultant to the Alzheimer’s Association of California, Program Forum and a faculty member at California State University Sacramento, since 1999, within the Gerontology Department. She is the Vice President of Sigma Phi Omega, the Gerontology honors society, Sacramento chapter. She is the co-founder of the Connected Horse project, which currently is conducting pilot studies with Stanford University.

As a current board member of the statewide California Assisted Living Association (CALA), Nancy is the co chair of the education committee and works diligently to improve the education of providers and the care of older adults living in supportive housing settings. She is also a Board member of the California Culture Change, Del Oro Caregivers Resource Center and an active volunteer in the California Alzheimer’s Association chapter. Nancy resides outside of Sacramento with her husband and two daughters.

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Meet The Team

Depending on clients’ needs and the nature of the project, ACA will organize and coordinate a team of talented associates whose background and expertise covers the full range of operations and support for senior housing and long-term care. Among the Associate are:

Kimberlee Alsup

Kimberlee Alsup

Over the last 20 years, Kimberlee’s passion for meaningful connections with those living with dementia has taken her on a journey with many facets. Stepping into memory care as a classically trained chef has given her the ability to create exceptional dining programs focusing on personal taste and exciting flavors. Honing her skills through menu designs, this led to a role in marketing her techniques through her first book, Table for Two, Dining with Dementia.

Chef and author transitioned into training memory care teams to embrace the vision of person-centered dining. Kimberlee has excelled at operating dementia care communities, facilitating support groups and speaking to audiences about successful dining for those living with dementia.

Currently, Kimberlee is involved in the farm-to-fork movement with her husband Dave, their organically raised Angus cattle, heritage breed pasture raised chickens, and organic vegetable farming.

Through her experience with fresh and flavorful foods, simply prepared, she is building a brain healthy cooking program that offers nutritional benefits for those with memory impairment.

Sevy Gambs

Sevy Gambs

Sevy was raised in a military family and obtained her nursing degree in Germany in 1994. Upon returning to the United States in 1995, she worked in both hospitals and long-term care communities. During this time, she discovered her passion for seniors and, in 1998, entered the assisted living industry as the Director of Memory Care for a local community. She later was promoted to the position of Executive Director.

Combining both healthcare and operations, she completed her MBA in 2006. During her work as a VP of Quality Assurance and Divisional Director of Resident Services, Sevy discovered a unique need affecting both families and seniors. In 2014 she conceptualized Travel Care, a company that assists individuals unable to travel alone with relocations across the country and abroad.

Sevy continues to offer consulting services in the area of resident care and assisted living operations through Alzheimer’s Care Associates.

Mary Eaton Campbell

Mary Eaton Campbell

As a licensed vocational nurse for over 25 years, Mary has been involved in multiple aspects of hands on nursing, including acute care nursing, management of an urgent care center, and physician liaison in medical/legal consulting. But her real passion was ignited when she entered the assisted living arena in 1995 as part of a start up team in a privately owned community with a large memory care neighborhood in the greater Sacramento area. With many years invested as an RCFE administrator, Mary moved on to work with a large non-profit in a multi-service retirement village with a 42 acre campus. During those years, Mary served on the board of the Del Oro Resource Center, taught continuing education for other administrators, nurses, and other industry professionals. Her greatest reward is equipping and empowering staff as they grow in their roles in serving older adults. She and her husband Rich enjoy boating on the Delta with their two dogs and exploring the local foothills on the back of their motorcycle.

Pam McDonald

Pam McDonald

Pam has been writing for and about the senior living industry for over two decades – including blogs, ads, collateral, press releases, website text, speeches, video and radio scripts, direct mail, and, essentially, every form of communication.

She started her career in public relations for a major San Francisco bank, went back to college and studied journalism, and then directed public relations for a Bay Area hospital.

Pam received her introduction to aging policy in Washington, D.C. in the mid-80s as Public Policy Communications Coordinator for LeadingAge, the trade association representing nonprofit providers of housing and services to seniors. Upon returning to California she began offering senior living providers writing and marketing communications services through her firm, Odd Jobs Ink.

Currently she is editor/writer for Senior Housing Forum, a blog to enable great senior living operators and professional to perform even better. She also is publisher of BoomersLifelongHome.com. Pam is extremely pleased to offer writing and marketing consulting to Nancy Schier Anzelmo and Alzheimer’s Care Associates.

Nancy Schier Anzelmo, M.S.G.

Principal, Alzheimer’s Care Associates

nsa@AlzheimersCareAssociates.com

(916) 708-4904
Fax: (916) 652-4776

2351 Sunset Blvd. Suite 170-143
Rocklin, CA 95756