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.
Carmen Roy, RN, MPH, CMC
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.
Sandy 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.
Eileen 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.
Michelle Tristani, MS, CCC-SLP
Michelle Tristani is a Cognitive and Dementia Specialist with over 30 years of experience. She is a graduate of Boston College and the University of Rhode Island with a Master’s degree in Communication-Cognitive Disorders-Speech Language Pathology. Michelle has delivered communications and cognitive therapeutic services to older adults across the continuum of care.
Michelle has specialized in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. She has presented at many workshops and conferences focusing on the assessment and management of cognitive disorders, communication and cognitive and behavioral interventions.
Michelle brings to Elder at Home strong and comprehensive cognitive assessment skills and can successfully assist with in-home testing when older adults are unwilling or unable to leave the home.
Michelle is also certified in care management, receiving certification through the National Association of Certified Care Managers.
Nikki the Boston Terrier
Nikki is 11 ½ rescued in 2019 from a Texas shelter. Nikki is disabled, uses wheels for long walks or loves to get pushed in her stroller.
Nikki is the Elder at Home mascot and provides friendly visits, smiles and inspiration to our clients. Nikki does not recognize herself as disabled and brings joy to all who meet her. She is also a wonderful example of living life despite challenges that can arise.