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About Senior's Choice Care Management

Owner Laurie Miraglia's passion has always been to help people. She has worked in health care for over 20 years with degrees in nursing and radiologic technology. Laurie became interested in Geriatric Care Management when she and her family had a life changing experience. Her mother Angela, her best friend, was diagnosed with stage four brain cancer at 64 years old.

Laurie Miraglia, RN, CCMLaurie Miraglia, RN, CCM

The Oncologist gave her a life expectancy of 4-6 months. Through the heart wrenching months, Laurie and her family were faced with many decisions and had many questions. They felt overwhelmed and frustrated. Laurie's family relied on her medical expertise to consult with physicians, manage her care, coordinate her home care needs and oversee the medical issues at hand.

Laurie was thankful that she was a nurse and had experience in many facets of health care. This was an eye-opening experience. She often wondered how individuals would get through such a crisis without the knowledge needed to care for their loved one. Where would people turn when their loved one was faced with the challenges of aging? Who would advocate for them? How would they know where to begin? How would they know what would be the best for their loved one? The list goes on and on.

Laurie knew that she could make a difference in people's lives as she assist families and their loved ones when faced with the challenges that come along with aging. Thus, the birth of Senior's Choice Care Management. Since then Laurie has been dedicated to make a difference in the lives of her patients, paving the way so they don't feel so alone and overwhelmed.

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Angela Whitmire earned her bachelorís degree in nursing and has acquired over 20 years experience as both a nurse and an educator. Her background is in the fields of cardiac, surgical, and geriatric nursing. Angela is certified in advanced life support and has been successful with assisting families with relocating their loved ones across the country so they could be nearby. She is enthusiastic about helping people and is invested in meeting their needs no matter how varied. This makes the challenging field of care management a great fit for her.

Nina Mottern, RN BSN CCMNina

Nina Mottern, RN BSN CCM, has proudly maintained her licensure for Registered Nursing since 1975. After a rich and rewarding career in various healthcare settings, Nina retired from the Canandaigua and Rochester VA in June, 2014. During her time of VA service she was the Caregiver Support Coordinator and Dementia Care Manager, engaging with all-era Veterans and their caregivers coordinating an interdisciplinary approach to care, supportive services and how to access them. Being both a local† caregiver for her mother and long distance caregiver for her in laws, she continues to strive to remove any barriers to accessing programs/services by regularly availing herself to all current education regarding all community resources and is sensitive to the inherent challenges of such dynamics.† In these times of fiscal challenge, she takes responsibility to be accurate and aware of all resources available, can think outside of the box and recognizes the integral part care management plays in facilitating successful outcomes for our clients.

Nina volunteers with Honor Flight Rochester and facilitates a monthly caregiver support group. As a CCMC Commissioner, serving on the Ethics and Professional Conduct Committee, as well as the Taskforce Development Team, Nina proudly represents the profession of case management, to ensure the standards of care will be practiced appropriately.† As always the primary focus shall remain in the coordination of quality care, in the ever changing healthcare delivery system. Nina remains active with the Commission for Case Management Certification, participating in process and training workshops, regarding timely and relevant changes, thus maintaining the integrity of her practice and her ability to better serve our clients and their loved ones.

Nick VanStaalduinen, RNNick VanStaalduinen, RN

Nick VanStaalduinen earned his degree in Nursing over 10 years ago.† His career began as a nurse in pulmonary medicine at a Rochester General† Hospital. He then worked on the Cardiac team for 5 years in home care with Lifetime Care.† He then transitioned to the position of Clinical Care Coordinator at St. Annís Community prior to joining the team at Seniorís Choice Care Management.† For the past 10 years Nick has been a volunteer Firefighter/EMT at the West Webster Fire Dept. and prior to, the Marion Fire Dept. This experience, as well as prior nursing positions gives Nick a unique understanding of elder care,† and later in life transitions.† He has seen firsthand how proper care and safety considerations can affect our loved ones and their well being .† Nick aspires to assist patients and families with their need for quality medical management; with his expertise, critical thinking, problem solving, and great patient satisfaction skills, he is a natural fit for Seniorís Choice Care Management.

Jeanne Mulley, LPNJeanne Mulley, LPN

Jeanne Mulley has been an active nurse in the Rochester community for over 35 years serving the needs of the geriatric community in many capacities.† Jeanne is a graduate of Isabella Graham Hart LPN program; she has completed the Gerontology certificate program at St. John Fisher College as well as many courses at the Alzheimer's Association.

Jeanneís experience is rich in geriatric nursing. With a hospital background in both medical and surgical nursing, Jeanne became a nurse coordinator with Norrell Health Care. Jeanne continued her work with geriatrics as a staff nurse at Hill Haven and St. Annís. Next, Jeanne became staff nurse at Valley Manor Independent Living. Following that, she accepted a position as the nurse manager of their adult day program and respite. In 2000, Jeanne became the nurse manager in the assisted living unit at Baywinde. This broadened her experience and in 2005, she returned to St Ann's Community becoming the nurse manager of their dementia unit at Cherry Ridge where she has worked for the past 13 years.

Jeanne is proud of her commitment to the geriatric population and has enjoyed supporting their needs over the years.† Her focus and passion remains caring for the geriatric community. Through all these experiences, Jeanne is well equipped to support the changing needs of the elderly population in our community.

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SEE What Our Clients Say...

Laurie, Miraglia provides geriatric care services for my 91-year old former mother-in-law, who has severe dementia. Thelma lives in her own home, and has refused to move to an assisted care facility. I am solely responsible for overseeing Thelma's home care and medical care. Fortunately, we have very reliable home help 5 days a week.