Assistance for Life Care Management Services

(910) 762.9242 

info@assistanceforlifecms.com

Mailing Address:

1319 Military Cutoff Rd. Suite CC #157

Wilmington, NC 28405

About Assistance For Life

We are dedicated to helping older adults and their families by applying professional management to their personal care needs. 

Assistance for Life believes that everyone deserves quality care and client needs always remain our top priority.

 

Our goal is to help people maintain the quality of life they deserve and desire by providing support to them and their families as they take on the myriad of issues related to aging.     

Our Team

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​•    Bachelors Degree in Communication Studies, UNCW

With 10 years experience as an International Adoption Program Manager, Nikki brings a unique background to Assistance for Life Care Management.  Her involvement in over 700 child placements gave her invaluable experience guiding families through important life transitions.  She understands the importance of handling time sensitive and emotionally charged information with calm and compassionate professionalism.  Nikki is eager to see Assistance for Life Care Management reach the many people in need of care throughout eastern North Carolina.  With her support and customer service skills, we are sure our care managers will be positioned to excel.

Owner, Aging Life Care Professional

Nikki Zeldin

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•    Masters degree in Rehabilitation Sciences, Occupational Therapy, Medical University of South Carolina
•    Bachelors Degree in Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis

 

A licensed Occupational Therapist since 2005, Noa has experience working in an inpatient rehabilitation setting for 5 years and home health therapy for 8 years. In both of these areas Noa gained experience working with interdisciplinary teams, client discharge planning, and home safety evaluations. She has always been a proponent of communication between clients, caregivers and the medical team. In the home health setting, Noa found that therapy and medical recommendations were often made but not followed through in the long term. When Noa found out about Assistance for Life Care Management Services she knew she wanted to be a part of it. Being able to advocate and guide people while ensuring they live as independently and safely as possible was a natural next step in her career. 

Owner, Aging Life Care Professional

NoA Alper, OTR/L, MSRS

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•    Masters Degree in Social Work, North Carolina State University
•    Bachelors Degree in Social Work, East Carolina University

 

A clinically licensed social worker since 2001, Carol has over 30 years experience in medical social work, 6 years in a hospital setting, and 26 years with a hospice program. This background allows her to assess needs and determine care plans within the bio-psychosocial-spiritual system.  In addition, she is familiar with the resources in this area and can easily advocate for services as indicated.  As a clinically licensed social worker she is able to provide couples and individual therapy in their home, if desired.

Aging Life Care Professional

Carol Bennett, LCSW

•    PhD, Health Practice Research, University of RochesterBS, Psychology, State University of New York College at Brockport

•    Post-Master’s Certificate, Adult Health Nurse Practitioner, University at Buffalo

•    MS, Nursing Administration, University at Buffalo

•    BSN, Nursing, D’Youville College​​
•    BS Psychology, State University of New York College at Brockport

Susan  earned her PhD in Health Practice Research from the University at Rochester, Rochester, NY. Her dissertation focused on family caregiver involvement in care during the hospitalization of an older relative. Susan’s clinical work over the past 15 years has focused on care of older adults, most recently on an acute geriatrics consult service in a large urban public hospital.

She has cared for older adults in various settings including inpatient psychiatry, orthopedics, rehab, general medicine as well as long term care, sub-acute care, and home- and community-based care. Susan has taught courses in adult health, research, evidence-based nursing practice, pharmacology and assessment in ADN program's and at the baccalaureate level. She has also been involved in medical education and has worked with medical students, internal and family medicine residents, and geriatrics fellows to improve the care of hospitalized older adults.

Aging Life Care Professional, Assistant Professor

Susan Glose, PhD, ANP-BC

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•    Masters Degree in Gerontology, UNCW

•    Geriatric Care Management Graduate Certificate, University of Florida
 

Andrew Zeldin founded Assistance for Life Care Management in January, 2013 as he was finishing his Masters Degree in Gerontology at UNCW.  Andrew's experience as a teenager included a time when his grandmother, Edith, lived at the family home. Andrew observed his parents managing her care, and those experiences helped shape his views on the way all members of society should be looked after.  Andrew's goal in founding Assistance for Life Care Management was to help older adults and their families navigate the myriad of issues related to aging.  Whether it be transitioning from one living environment to another, or one state of health and well-being to another, Assistance for Life aims to guide clients through difficult decisions in a professional and personal way.

Founder, Aging Life Care Professional

Andrew Zeldin, MS Gerontology

 

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