Local Care Manager Highlights Need for Quality Elder Care by Sponsoring College Scholarship

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Trish Colucci, RN, CCM ’85 Establishes Small Business Scholarship for County College of Morris Nursing Students

My objective is to use the scholarship to introduce the field of care management to a new generation of nurses and to encourage them to pursue a career working with New Jersey's aging population.

CCM alumna and local care manager, Trish Colucci, RN-BC, Founder of Mt. Olive’s Peace Aging Care Experts, LLC®, a geriatric care management practice, has established a scholarship for nursing students in the professional phase of their program.

“County College of Morris’s nursing program prepared me for every professional opportunity that came my way,” shared Colucci recently as she reflected on her 32-year nursing career. “However, 11 years ago I turned my focus toward working with seniors and their families and discovered a population in great need of caring and dedicated elder care professionals. My objective is to use the scholarship to introduce the field of geriatric care management to a new generation of nurses and to encourage them to pursue a career working with New Jersey's aging population."

“We are very thankful to Trish Colucci ’85 and Peace Aging Care Experts, LLC®,” said CCM Foundation President Joseph Vitale. “This is a wonderful gesture from an alumna and shows her commitment to the excellence of our nurses and their service to the elder care population."

Skillful and compassionate care of the elderly has defined Peace Aging Care Experts, LLC® since its inception in 2006. Care management services are customized to each client’s specific needs and are centered on improving the individual’s overall health and quality of life. Services include creating a plan of care for current and future needs, attending medical appointments and setting up weekly medications, and ongoing attention to a client's medical, emotional and social well-being. Trish Colucci regularly consults with family members on the benefits of home care vs facility care and caring for aging loved ones with dementia or Alzheimer's.

County College of Morris nursing students who wish to apply for the Peace Aging Care Experts, LLC® Small Business Scholarship should visit the school's scholarship website prior to May 31st to apply for the upcoming fall semester.

About Peace Aging Care Experts, LLC®
Peace Aging Care Experts, LLC® was founded in response to the escalating number of seniors and their families struggling to navigate crisis situations or simply wanting to plan for long term care. Peace’s registered nurses and licensed social workers provide insightful care management for vulnerable adults. Care managers visit clients in central and northern New Jersey on a weekly, monthly, as-needed or emergency basis. For more information contact Peace Aging Care Experts, LLC® at 973-919-4202, info(at)peaceagingcare(dot)com or peaceagingcare.com.

About Trish Colucci, RN-BC
Trish Colucci, RN-BC, is a Certified Case Manager, a Certified Gerontological Nurse and a Certified Lifetime Care Planner. Having been a family caregiver herself, she is very familiar with the stresses and rewards of caring for an aging or disabled loved one. Trish currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Mt. Kemble Home in Morristown and is on the Board of Directors of St. Francis Residential Community in Denville. She is available to address caregiver support groups, medical professionals, attorneys, corporations, and church groups on topics related to aging and caregiving. To learn more or to book a free talk, contact Trish at 973-459-9966 or trish(at)peaceagingcare(dot)com.

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