Colleagues and clients alike offer their insights into the integrity, professionalism and compassion of Caregiver Champion founder, Jeff Weinberg.
“Jeff and his team at Caregiver Champion have been such a blessing. I live out of state, and was very worried about my elderly aunt. My family in Pittsburgh had become overwhelmed with dealing with her complex health issues, and I was also becoming concerned about their wellbeing as primary caregivers. There was always a crisis. Jeff was able to intuitively understand complicated family dynamics and offered a much-needed, balanced perspective. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the landscape of geriatric care and resources in Pittsburgh, and was able to make referrals to outside services when needed. In our case, this included an attorney to help with housing issues and an organizer to help with packing and moving my family member into more affordable senior housing. In addition, he was able to coordinate care between my aunt’s physicians and other healthcare providers. The social worker on the team, Renee, was wonderful and caring as well. She visited with my aunt weekly and worked with her to help her understand and correctly administer her medication. It was a relief to know that a competent team was watching out and advocating for my aunt. Jeff is a caring, compassionate person, and I recommend his services wholeheartedly to anyone struggling with how to care for an elderly family member.” – M.H.
“My father had been in and out of hospitals and nursing homes for a few months. My family and I were trying to make sure he was receiving adequate care, that his needs were being met, his medications were being administered and trying to maintain contact with all the medical staff members caring for him. Since we live in Maryland it was a difficult task. Even when we visited on the weekends we weren’t getting all the answers we needed. My sister-in-law’s friend suggested hiring an advocate. Her search led us to Jeff. Hiring Jeff was the best thing we could have done for my father. Jeff is compassionate, understanding, knowledgeable, and very reliable. He attended meetings, spent time with my father, spoke with his caregivers, offered advice in managing legal/medical matters, and was available to talk at a moment’s notice. Hiring Jeff allowed my family the peace of mind knowing that we had done everything we could have possibly done for my father. Sadly, my father passed away in May. Yet, Jeff still maintains contact with my family and continues to advise us with settling my father’s estate. I believe God sends people in your time of need and he led us to Jeff.” – Amy M.
“I received your email telling me that you will be closing my case. This caused me to reflect a bit about our 1-year+ battle with Maximus, the Allegheny Dept of Public Welfare, and communications with a Welfare Program Executive in HBG with the Department of Human Services, Bureau of Policy. At our very first meeting at my house In early 2016, you had recommended that I apply for Act 150 benefits. Alas, over a year later and after pushing through layer upon layer of bureaucratic confusion, finger-pointing, and misdirection, you persevered and got to me to the finish line. As an environmental attorney for 25 years who deals with the EPA on a daily basis, I would like to think that I could have single-handedly worked through this administrative mess. Perhaps, but not in this decade and not without your direction and re-direction. You may recall that it was Mary Lee Jackson at the MS Society who recommended that I speak with you in early 2016. Please thank her on my behalf, and don’t forget to put another feather in your cap for a job well done.” – Paul K.
“Jeff managed my brother’s care for over a year prior to my brother’s passing. He was diligent about understanding who my brother was as a person. This resulted in plans developed to encourage and enhance my brother’s daily functions facilitating the services of staff and senior services from the community. Jeff’s has many years of experience in health care. His professional experience served my brother well during his time in and out of the hospital with chronic medical issues. I would highly recommend Jeff as an excellent advocate for your family member to manage every aspect of their care.” – Mary Kaye C.
“Senior Advocates, Jeff and Laurie, put “feet on the ground” when my 82-yr old Pittsburgh cousin was “caught” in a non-responsive Health Care facility, where she did not receive any of her normal heart medications including the diuretic necessary to control water from building up in her body and lungs. As a congestive heart failure patient, her condition rapidly escalated into a life threatening status. Lack of oxygen left her very weak and confused. Her only immediate living relative, a son, was in MI and I live in NM. Neither of us was in a position to go to Pittsburgh to be the senior advocate. Jeff and Laurie stepped up and got Joanne transferred to a Health Care facility properly staffed and equipped to help her. Though it is an ongoing story, having the excellent knowledge and assistance from Senior Assistance when it was most needed has made a real difference in improving Joanne’s medical condition.” – Arlene Starkey in Rio Rancho, NM
“We have been delighted to refer our clients to Jeff Weinberg of Senior Assistance. His immense knowledge base, coupled with his genuine care for seniors and their families/caregivers, makes him a wonderful resource for persons making care decisions. While we have known him for a relatively brief time, we have been able to recommend his services to several of our clients. Without exception they have been impressed with his professionalism, his sincerity, and his responsiveness to their questions and needs. Jeff Weinberg is a gem!”—Susan Burkett, Burkett Law Offices, LLC
“Jeff has contributed so much help and support to my family. Whenever issues or needs arise, he has the knowledge and contacts to provide solutions. I am so thankful that I met Jeff—he has been a gift to me and my family!”— Jan Marovic, a family caregiver.
“Through my work with the senior population I’m often asked to help people choose a nursing home or advise family members on the best course of treatment. While I don’t have that background, I can recommend Jeff Weinberg of Senior Assistance. I’ve known Jeff for several years and he’s been able to help a number of my clients navigate the complicated health care market place. If you have employees or colleagues who need assistance, give Jeff a call.”— (on LinkedIn) Erin H., Benefits & Wellness programs featuring Farm To Table.
“I enjoy working with Jeff. He is very talented and has been in the health care industry for years. I trust his advice. Jeff provides creative and innovative ideas to accomplish his goals and solve problems. He is a caring and compassionate person and a team player… I highly recommend his services at Senior Assistance.”—(on LinkedIn) Mary Ann S., Integracare Incorporated
“Jeff is a wonderful patient advocate and is extremely knowledgeable in geriatric care and in corporate elder care. Most recently I had the opportunity to work with him at developing and providing Corporate Elder Care Services and Senior Assistance advocacy and services at Senior Assistance. Utilizing the services of Jeff and Senior Assistance is a benefit for anyone or any company, as we all have had experiences helping loved ones through the healthcare systems.”— (on LinkedIn) Marla C., Senior Caregiver Coach at Highmark.
“I have worked with Jeff for 10 years and I have been impressed by the quality of his work… From his years of experience in the nursing home field he has been able to help countless numbers of students to reach their goals in health care administration. Jeff is a hard working self-starter… He is a resourceful, creative and solution-oriented person… and is highly respected in his field, as both a person and a professional administrator, by colleagues and students alike… I can highly recommend Jeff Weinberg.”— (on LinkedIn) Marilynn T., Health Education Coordinator at CCAC
“Jeff and I were both Directors at Excela Health… We had a huge role in designing and implementing a cultural survey of employees after a health system merger. I have great respect for Jeff and his support of and insight into the needs of the geriatric population. He is organized and flexible, and never takes himself too seriously.”— (on LinkedIn) Darlene K, Director, Home Care & Hospice Operations at Baystate Visiting Nurse and Hospice.
“Jeff is truly committed to geriatric issues and is a relentless advocate for patients and families. Combining compassion, strong leadership and business acumen, Jeff excels in his chosen career.”— (on LinkedIn) Ceryl K., consultant at CKK Communications.
“A great service for patients and families when they need it most. This, indeed, represents a new wave of care advocacy. Care Giver Champion is breaking new ground with compassion, sensitivity and – perhaps most importantly – the expertise to navigate the health care system. Kudos to Jeff Weinberg and his team.” — Bonnie F.
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