Julie Forkasdi

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Julie Forkasdi
Geriatric Care Manager, Health Care Advocate & Health Care Proxy

University of Iowa

About My Services:

  • Type(s) of Advocacy: Health Care Proxy, Medical / Navigational, Mental / Behavioral Health, Older Adult Services, Social Work
  • Years of Experience: I started working in the field of Aging in 1987.

I began my work in the field of Aging as a Guardian Care Manager in the late 1980s in Seattle. Since 2004, I have been in private practice as a Care Manager, Health Care Advocate, and serve as Power of Attorney for Health Care as a Health Care proxy for individuals of any age.

I specialize in serving the whole person and their family. I offer support and guidance to Elders and their families through many life transitions, always with the least restrictive options in mind.

Services Include:

  • Care Planning
  • Ongoing Care Management
  • Transitions to new living situations
  • Medication Management
  • Consultations with families to explore options for care
  • Referrals to Medical providers, Home Health and Home Care agencies
  • Enrichment services such as Music and Art Therapies along with Massage
  • End of Life Planning

 


 

Education, Training, & Experience:

 

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree – Social Work with a Certificate in Aging Studies – University of Iowa

 

Educational Advocacy Certification: No

 

Licensed Professional: No

 

Additional Education & Training: 

  • End of Life Training with A Sacred Passing
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