The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida serves seven counties.
NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla.
- Nov. 19, 2018
-- Carol Grant of Sarasota is the newest member of the Board of Directors for the Area Agency on Aging of Southwest Florida (AAASWFL). Grant is Director of Integrated Case Management at Sarasota Memorial Hospital and a three-year Sarasota resident.
Based in North Fort Myers, AAASWFL is a nonprofit organization committed to helping adults ages 60 and over and people with disabilities to live with independence and dignity in their own homes and communities. AAASWFL administers federal and state funding for elder and disability services, provides information and referrals through the Elder Helpline (866-413-5337)
, and provides direct services for seniors, including SHINE Medicare counseling, health and wellness workshops, and elder abuse prevention education.
At Sarasota Memorial, Grant supervises a 90-person department that is responsible for acute care case management. Prior to moving to Sarasota, Grant was Director of Medical Management at Palmetto Health, the largest healthcare resource in Columbia, S.C. She is a Registered Nurse and Certified Case Manager and holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of South Carolina.
In addition to her service with the AAASWFL Board of Directors, Grant has served on the South Carolina Department of Corrections' domestic abuse board. She is also a member of the American Case Management Association (ACMA) and has served as president of the ACMA South Carolina Chapter.
The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida (http://www.aaaswfl.org
) is a nonprofit organization serving Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, and Sarasota Counties. Celebrating its 40th year in Southwest Florida, AAASWFL's mission is to connect older adults and adults with disabilities to resources and assistance for living safely with independence and dignity. AAASWFL is the state's designated Aging and Disability Resource Center for Southwest Florida.
More information about the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida is available at www.aaaswfl.org or by calling the toll-free Helpline at 866-413-5337 (866-41-ELDER)