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.
Carol 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.
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.
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. Eileen is available in the office Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:00am – 3:00pm.