Our Staff Includes:
- Geriatric Care Managers
- Physical Therapist
- Financial Consultant
- Money Manager
- Social Worker
Carolyn Legg, MS, CSA, CMC, CDP
Carolyn has been a Geriatric Care Manager for 16+ years. Before that Carolyn had been involved in her church’s nursing home ministry for years, visiting and assisting those that could no longer attend church. Navigating the maze of healthcare and life issues is a complex task for most families who have no idea where to start and what to ask. She has been an Administrator for a home health agency having been a patient advocate for helping families navigate the various senior issues. Carolyn’s knowledge and experience helps those families in decreasing stress, and many times preventing a family member from missing work or even having to quit work to care for a loved one. Carolyn is a member of Aging Life Care Association, Society of Certified Seniors Advisors, and the Dallas Gerontological Society, along with having her CDP (Certified Dementia Practitioner.) She has also been a speaker for the Area Agency on Aging for “Matter of Balance”, “Self Management of Chronic Diseases”, and Self Management in Diabetes”. Carolyn is a speaker for the Alzheimer’s Association with Changing Gears, a support group for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease, along with giving presentations to the public and memory care communities. Carolyn focuses on educating the community, having available numerous power points for the community. She has facilitated a Caregivers Support Group. Carolyn currently serves as Secretary-Treasurer with the South Central Chapter of Aging Life Care Association.
Larry Legg, CFO, DMM
Larry received an accounting degree in 1978 and in 1997 received his CPA. He has been CFO for three companies, being multi-state businesses, one being the CFO for over 40 years. As CFO, he was entrusted with banking and financial transactions. In 2003 he became CFO, along with serving as Administrator for a home health agency. Larry not only has great knowledge and experience in finances, banking, and money management, he has knowledge in senior care and the complex issues seniors face. Larry has been a great advocate for seniors and has a heart of ministry in helping families. He has assisted many families in preparing budgets and working with their finances. He can easily organize and set up a system for someone or assist in monthly responsibilities. Larry is a member of the American Association of Daily Money Managers (AADMM). Larry and Carolyn make a good team as we are capable of projecting how long a person's finances may last and giving that person and/or family 2-3 options from staying at home or moving to a community. Understanding the medical diagnosis, resources available, and financial this can be a great help for families in making a decision.
Sharon Dell, LVN, Care Manager
Sharon Dell, LVN, Care Manager. Sharon has hospital experience in medical surgery and ER day surgery. She has held the positions of a field nurse, Supervisor, Branch Manager and Alternate Administrator in home health for 16 years. As a past Branch Manager and Alternate Administrator, Sharon has an understanding of patient centered care, focusing on patient outcomes. She has also been an advocate for multitudes of families in finding resources and appropriate care for the elderly, along with being a tremendous support to families. Sharon has volunteered with Meals on Wheels and a local clinic serving the under privileged. She understands the complex maze of health care, along with life issues, and is adamant in giving or finding the best of care in all areas. Her passion is felt with those who work with her and she is known for assuring someone gets the best of care in what is available.
Kathy Kennedy, Care Manager
Kathy has been in home care for 40 years, beginning in 1976 registered by the State of Texas to administer and manage medications in hospitals and nursing homes. Over the years she has assisted with post surgery care and follow ups. Through the years, Kathy has provided care for Alzheimer’s and Bi Polar clients, along with making rounds with the house doctor for follow up care. Besides being in healthcare, Kathy has worked in a law office, meeting with clients, appearing in court and dealing with legal documents. Among many of her duties, she has also been a guardian and POA for two WWII Veterans through the Veterans Administration for a total of 12 years. She attended to total care, including paying the bills and hiring others to care for each veteran. She has also cared for the mentally challenged. Kathy has also been a supervisor of caregivers supervising 30-35 clients. She would meet with doctors and families, hire and train, taking on call, etc. Kathy has a gift in working with the elderly and their families, having an understanding of the most stressful situations in families. She assists families and clients in navigating the complex health and life issue maze, understanding the differences and needs of families. Kathy’s experience is an invaluable asset to our clients, having been in their shoes, along with
Michelle Zadrozny, LMSW, Care Manager
Michelle Zadrozny, LMSW has 15+ years of social enterprise, community health, and innovative partnership-building expertise. In 2013 Michelle developed and implemented Aspire, a comprehensive community-based Employee Assistance Program for H.A.N.D., a non-profit home care agency based in Austin TX, with a focus on creating a culture of wellness and serving the challenging needs of a low-income part time workforce. Michelle’s clinical expertise is focused on care management through major life transitions – with an emphasis on aging with dignity and independence, taking into account behavioral health, physical health, and the holistic well-being needs of the entire family. Michelle utilizes an eclectic, solution-oriented therapeutic approach that calls upon her training in diverse spiritual modalities, acceptance commitment therapy, motivational interviewing, and gerontology. Michelle developed and expanded the Humana at Home Care Management program for an agency in Austin.Michelle holds a Masters degree in Social Work (MSSW) from the University of TX at Austin and she is a Licensed Masters level Social Worker in the state of Texas. Michelle is currently working toward her LCSW under the supervision of Pam Malone, PhD, LCSW.
Matthew Darnall, BSBA, PTA
Matthew Darnall graduated from Loma Linda University in 2002, with a physical therapy assistant degree. Worked in Loma Linda in an acute care hospital for 2 years. He moved to Texas in 2004 and worked as a Rehab Director for 1 ½ yeas then transitioned into Area Manager. In 2005 graduated with a Bachelor in Science in Business and Administration. In 2005 Matt also became an Area Manager of 5 rehab departments in the skilled nursing home setting. In 2006 completed a certificate in Long-Term Care and had plans on being a nursing home administrator. He completed 1000 hours of internship hours and took the tests to become an administrator. At the same time, Matt started contracting with home health companies and rehab companies that did home health. He decided to stay in home health and he became self-employed in January 2007. In July 2014, he became partner with another physical therapist starting their own company. They serve over 20 home health companies and have 30-40 therapists that contracting with them. Matt has done home health for over 10 years and still enjoys treating patients and has a passion for serving seniors.
Belynda Bland, MPH, LSW, Care Manager
Belynda Bland has 20+ years of widespread social service knowledge, teaching and experience. She also as acute and long term acute hospital case management, along with emergency recovery, risk management and leadership experience. She has collaborated within a multidisciplinary team, including physicans, therapists, and colleagues to provide appropriate services and outside resources for clients. Belynda has utilized problem-solving and intervention skills with positive approach techniques, including psychosocial assessments. Assessments include appropriateness for level of care and coordination of patient care achieving optimal outcomes. As an Aging Life Care Professional she excels in problem solving, decison making and critical thinking skills. Belynda holds a Masters Degree in Public Health from the City University London and a degree in Social Work from Abilene Christian University.