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 family create the ideal situation that works with their health care needs, budget, and desire for independence.”
Vanessa Rosengart Bishop founded Elder Care Consultants, Inc. in 2001 as an interdisciplinary team that provides care management for the aging and disabled populations in Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC.
Vanessa has specialized in Aging Life Care Management Services since 1998. She was interviewed as a subject matter expert for the New York Times article, “Deciding Care for Elderly Patients in Declining Health” because of her expertise in Aging Life Care Management and in the field of Social Work.
Her areas of practice include care and case management, crisis intervention, advocacy, counseling, consultation, education, placement and the assessment of mental and functional capacity. Her knowledge and experience base is constantly updated by active practice and involvement in her areas of concentration and specialties.
Vanessa is an expert in assessing mental and functional capacity in individuals. She is a trained and qualified clinician in assessing cognitive and capacity impairment.
She serves as an expert witness in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. She regularly testifies in court and is consulted by attorneys and other professionals. She is often sought out as a speaker for her expertise in care issues in aging life care management and social work network.
Vanessa received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at George Mason University and her Master’s in Social Work from The Catholic University of America with a concentration in Individual Adult Mental Health.
She completed 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 served 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. She is an active member of the National Association of Social Workers, National Academy of Certified Care Managers, Aging Life Care Association (formerly the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers), and the Alzheimer’s Association.