Vanessa Rosengart Bishop | Care Manager
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Certified Care Manager
Certified Advanced Social Work Case Manager
“There is no simple answer for what kind of care your loved one needs, nor is there one answer that is right for all. Our role as the client advocate is to help the family and the client create the ideal situation that works with their health care needs, budget, and desire for independence.”
In 2001, Vanessa Rosengart Bishop founded Elder Care Consultants, Inc. to function as a Geriatric and Care Management resource for the aging and disabled populations in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Maryland, and District of Columbia.
Vanessa has specialized in Geriatric Care Management Services since 1998. She was selected to be interviewed for, and quoted in the New York Times article, “Deciding Care for Elderly Patients in Declining Health” because of her expertise. Her areas of practice have included care and case management, crisis intervention, advocacy, counseling, consultation, education, and mental and functional capacity. Her knowledge and experience base is constantly updated by active practice and involvement in her specialty as she directs Families Helping Families, a caregiver support group.
Vanessa has gained recognition as an expert in assessing mental and functional capacity in individuals. She is a trained and qualified clinician in assessing cognitive and capacity impairment. Because of these skills, she is utilized as an expert witness in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Maryland, and District of Columbia. She regularly testifies in court, and is consulted by attorneys and other professionals. Her knowledge of the standards of quality of care issues in Geriatric Care Management and Social Work has been instrumental in her being selected to speak at numerous venues including the Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys UnProgram, Senior Law Day- Senior Services of Alexandria, Virginia, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute –George Mason University, and on Retirement Living TV, an American cable television network.
Vanessa received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at George Mason University and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from The Catholic University of America with a concentration in Individual Adult Mental Health. She has serviced internships at The Armed Forces Retirement Home in the District of Columbia and The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center: Behavioral Healthcare Clinic in Bethesda, MD. Before establishing Elder Care Consultants, Vanessa held positions as Social Service Director for a long-term care/skilled nursing facility in the District of Columbia and Montgomery County, Maryland.
Vanessa is certified and licensed to independently practice as a Clinical Social Worker in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. She is certified as an Advanced Social Work Case Manager and Certified Care Manager and is an active member of the National Association of Social Workers, National Associations of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, Gerontological Society of America and the Alzheimer’s Association.