Those with aging parents already know the mental strain of seeing their loved ones in pain. But the additional stress of navigating care for elderly amidst a confusing and ever-changing healthcare scene can be enough to push the limits of sanity for even the most committed and loving caregivers.
That’s why Aging Life Care Associates (ALCA) provides the elderly and their caregivers with trained professionals committed to helping them through every aspect of care and living. ALCA provides resources, thorough education, recommendations of certified aging life care professionals, and much more.
ALCA paves the way for compassionate, quality care for the elderly.
Dr. Alisa Kauffman has recently been highlighted as a new member in the Aging Life Care Association of geriatric care professionals. She is excited to be part of a distinguished organization that is partnering with healthcare professionals who have the same passion for exemplary geriatric life care.
Here is the recent member spotlight distributed amongst ALCA’s network of aging life care professionals.
Where do you practice – city, counties?
My area is limited to Manhattan and Riverdale.
What led you to the field of Aging Life Care?
Over the years I have worked with many geriatric care managers who have been thoughtful enough to invite me to a lot of their meetings and seminars. I especially loved the full day seminar with Teepa Snow.
Are you a solo practitioner or do you work for a larger organization?
I am a solo practitioner.
Do you have an area of expertise or specialty?
I enjoy working with the elderly in their apartment or home. My colleagues call me the denture queen, but is that really a compliment? In all seriousness, I enjoy fabricating dentures and feel competent working on any type of patient, even those with severe dementia.
What do you hope to gain from your ALCA membership?
I will continue to work closely with many of your members. Most know that I am available 24/7 to help them with any dental issues that arise. I will always try to make room in my schedule to attend the meetings I am invited to.
Is there an aging issue that you are passionate about?
I am passionate that we must find a prevention/slow down of all types of early memory loss. It is a tough issue for everyone to deal with.
What do you enjoy in your free time?
I enjoy mentoring my students in geriatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. And I look forward to the weekends when I can relax and enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter.
How can other members contact you (phone, email. website)?
Members can feel free to check out my website www.geriatrichousecalldentistry.com which contains a lot of informative videos, or feel free to call or text me at 917-826-6278. I always answer my phone unless I am with a patient (and I will call you back), or I am asleep in which case I turn off my phone. I am always available!!
Aging Life Care | Geriatric Life Care
"Thanks so much Dr.Kauffman for the care you provided for my 95 year old mom. In a time whe medical..."
"Alisa I read with great appreciation the article about your mobile dentistry in a magazine Igor shared with me...."
"These testimonials were taken from comments on The Washington Post. “Dr. Kauffman is a real angel. What a..."
"My Dad is 100 years old. He developed dementia a few years ago. Recently his dentures broke in half,..."
"Thanks for publishing the fascinating piece on Dr. Alisa Kauffman . It’s alway refreshing to find..."
"Alisa Kauffman travels the urban frontier alone. She brings attention to a need for the coordination of comprehensive dental/medical..."
"I enjoyed reading ‘House Dentist’. I appreciate that you highlighted the good work that Penn Alum’s do..."
"Congratulations on the fabulous article regarding the life-giving work and comic adventures of Dr. Alisa Kauffman. Such a tremendous..."
"Dearest Alisa, Thank you for your very sweet email. You made yesterday such a pleasure. I wish everyone I..."
"Dear Dr. Kauffman, You made the impossible treatment happen and I have the perfect result. I am eternally grateful..."