Our Team

Elder at Home is a team of specialized geriatric care professionals who have been helping Rhode Island families with quality long-term care solutions since 2002 . What sets us apart is the depth and breadth of our nursing experience in the management of every aspect of an aging adult’s care. We are a seasoned team with over 100 years of combined nursing experience to guide you and your loved ones through the multiple medical and social aspects of aging.

eah_carmenCarmen Roy, RN, MPH, CMCALCA Member logo

Carmen Roy, RN, MPH, CMC, is the founder and Director of Elder at Home, LLC, Geriatric Care Management, beginning her practice in 2002.

A registered nurse for over 35 years, Carmen has extensive experience with older persons and the challenges they face. She has worked with elders in home care, adult day health centers, assisted living communities and in-patient geriatric psychiatry programs. She obtained her Masters in Public Health from Boston University in 1992, with a concentration in Geriatric Health Services. She also completed the Certificate Program in Interdisciplinary Practice in Geriatrics through the Rhode Island Geriatric Educational Center at the University of Rhode Island.

Carmen is also certified in care management, receiving certification through the National Association of Certified Care Managers. She is also a long-standing member of the Aging Life Care Association.

eah_sandySandy Coppolino, RN

Sandy Coppolino, RN, is our “boots on the ground” nurse at Elder at Home.

Sandy graduated from Joseph Lawrence School of Nursing in New London, Connecticut.  Sandy has been an RN for 50 years, with 33 years of serving as a community nurse and case manager. Along with her strong nursing skills, Sandy also enjoys, painting, wallpapering, hiking and kayaking. Sandy is wonderful with our older clients, assisting them with expert advice and knowledge to help them face aging with a positive attitude and confidence.

eah_carolCarol Hamel, RN

Carol Hamel, RN, is another of our great seasoned nurses at Elder at Home.

Carol graduated from Community College of Rhode Island and has been an RN for over 30 years in various settings, including long-term care and assisted living. She has been the Director of Wellness at three different assisted living facilities and has served on the Board of Assisted Living Administrators for the past nine years.

Carol brings to the team a wealth of knowledge and experience, as well as her caring bedside manner. She assists our clients with maintaining their independence, while gently guiding them through their health care crises and decision making.

eah_anita Anita Minkin, Ph.D, LICSW

Anita Minkin Ph.D, LICSW, has been a social worker for over 20 years. She has collaborated with Elder At Home since 2008, provide psychotherapy to older adults and family members surrounding the challenges of aging and caregiving.

She also specializes in geriatric mental health issues. Anita earned her MSW from Springfield College in 1994, and her doctorate in gerontology from the Union Institute and University in 2007. Her experience includes providing psychotherapy to adults in settings ranging from independent community living to nursing homes. Anita is also an adjunct professor at Springfield College School of Social Work.

Anita is currently in private practice and has offices in Pawtucket and Warwick. She also provides home visits on a limited basis.

Team member MartaMarta Rosol, LICSW, CDP

Marta Rosol, LICSW, CDP is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with extensive experience in the field of geriatric practice.

Marta earned her MSW degree from Rhode Island College, School of Social Work in 2002.  She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) by National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.  She completed the Certificate Program in Interdisciplinary Practice in Geriatric through the RI Educational Center at the University of RI.  Marta is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), with a specialty in Aging.  She received the Alumni Award for Social Work by Rhode Island College in 2011 and is the 2016 Social Worker of the Year in Aging recipient.

Over the years she has developed trusting and respectful professional working relationships with the key community senior care providers.  She is an advocate for individualized treatment and services in the lease restrictive environment with a focus on individual wellness and quality of life.

Team Member - EileenEileen Lacombe/Office Manager

Eileen Lacombe is our behind the scenes Office Manager extraordinaire.  Eileen has been a member of the Elder at Home team since 2011.  In addition to her expertise in bookkeeping, human resources, payroll and billing, she is there supporting the care managers in the field through her work with medical offices, long term care companies and families.

Our clients know Eileen is there for them and rely on her if appointment reminders are needed or if just to talk about current challenges or concerns.  Eileen is available in the office Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:00am – 3:00pm.

 

Code of Ethics: Our Pledge to You

Integrity
We pledge to be honest, diligent and accountable in the provision of our service and to always act in a manner that is consistent with the professional values of the Aging Life Care Association, formerly known as National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers.

Loyalty and Responsibility
We pledge to be trustworthy and dependable in all aspects of our professional and business relationships. We maintain confidentiality, avoid conflicts of interest and always pursue the best interest of our clients.

Promoting Benefit and Avoiding Harm
We pledge to promote our clients’ interests, values, and welfare to maximize benefits and avoid harm. We are aware of potential conflicts that may arise when balancing the benefits and risk of interventions being considered, and we strive to assure that our clients’ individual choices are maximized to the greatest extent possible.

Respect for Clients’ Rights and Dignity
We pledge to treat our clients with respect as complete individuals with their own history, narrative and unique cultural identity. We respect the rights of each client, including the right to privacy. For the vulnerable client, we strive to balance client autonomy with the need for protection and safety.

Justice
We pledge to be just and fair way in all our professional and business relationships. We do not promote or sanction any form of discrimination, including discrimination based on race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or socioeconomic status.