“It is so satisfying to assist my clients in establishing the stability, safety and care they deserve. Doing so ultimately allows clients to enjoy a higher quality of life, and their families to more fully enjoy their loved ones. Care Management can make the difference between a life of struggle or one of greater comfort and grace.”
Joanne Evans is a Registered Nurse licensed in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. She has been a care manager for 13 years and is a member of the Aging Life Care Association (formerly known as the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers).
She has worked for over 25 years in hospitals, nursing homes and home health settings, including the George Washington University Hospital, Georgetown University Hospital and Washington Hospital Center and The Washington Home. While on staff at the National Center for Phobias, Anxiety and Depression, she provided counseling to individuals and groups.
Joanne has worked extensively in the home health field, serving as a visiting nurse and later coordinating all aspects of home care with physicians and facilities.
As an ECC team member Joanne coordinates complex medical care including hospital discharge planning. She performs a comprehensive medical and psychosocial assessment.
Joanne provides advocacy and education as well as counseling on senior living and alternative senior housing arrangements. She is also available to make referrals to trusted resources such as doctors, elder law attorneys, home care companies, hospice and skilled nursing facilities.
Joanne has great experience with disease process, medications and medical interventions. She also has expertise and training by The Alzheimer’s Association in dementia and Alzheimer’s care.
Joanne has a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame, in Indiana. She is a member of the American Nurses Association.