WHAT WE LOVE TO DO
What do we love to do? That is simple. We love to provide support and guidance.
The aging process can be a difficult and emotional time not only for the individual but for their loved ones as well. Senior Care Options, Inc. has been serving Ocean, Monmouth, and Middlesex counties since 1996, providing a variety of services such as; professional geriatric care management, home care assessments, emotional & supportive counseling, Medicaid applications, placement information & coordination, household financial management, state-to-state move assistance, and ongoing support to family. Working together with you, we create a plan that best fits your loved one's needs. Most importantly, we provide the peace of mind that comes from knowing you've made a plan that will keep your loved one comfortable, cared for, and safe.
Curious who we are? Take a look at our staff leaders below to get to know us even better!
LISA CURTIS, MSW, LCSW
CEO and Founder
Lisa is the founder and owner of Senior Care Options. Lisa received her Master's in Social Work from Fordham University and went on to complete her License of Clinical Social Work. Lisa is an active member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Aging Life Care Association® (ALCA). Lisa is also a Certified Advanced Social Work Case Manager (C-ASWCM). Lisa has acted in the role of a legal guardian, healthcare proxy, executor, and power of attorney for dozens of clients over the years, and has been called upon by the local court systems as an "aging life care expert." Lisa has over 30 years of experience working with the geriatric population and has a passion for improving the lives of these members of our communities.
DEBRA SUTTON, MSW, LSW
Debra is a Licensed Social Worker who received her Master’s of Social Work from the Rutgers School of Social Work with a concentration in Geriatric and Aging Studies, and her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Rutgers University. During her time at Rutgers University, Debra was nominated for the Outstanding MSW Student Award and was the Fall 2019 Dean's Scholarship Recipient. Debra is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Aging Life Care Association (ALCA). Debra utilizes her passion and understanding of the aging population to provide a variety of therapy and care management services to our clients and their families. Debra works diligently to stay current on available community resources and supplemental support programs to ensure all of our client's and their family's needs are being met. Debra works closely to support our office in the new hire training process and works closely with our college and graduate school intern programs.
Director of Operations - Medicaid Specialist
Elaina comes to Senior Care Options with over ten years of office management experience. Prior to joining the Senior Care Options team, Elaina worked as a licensed pharmacy technician and managed multiple physician's offices. Elaina's organization, management, and communication skills allow us to make a positive impact on our clients and the experiences they have with us day in and day out. In addition to being our Director of Operations, Elaina is also our office Medicaid Specialist and has developed vital relationships with the Medicaid County Offices to be sure we are staying current on any changes being made within each county.
June Stern, MSW, LCSW
June is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and received her Master's in Social Work from Wurzweiler School of Social Work with a concentration in case management work. June has also received her Certificate of Gerontology and Advance Care Planning as a member of the National Association of Social Work (NASW). June has been active in the field of social work since 1983. She began her career working with children at a foster care agency as well as working with the chronic mentally ill. June has been working with the geriatric population for over 20 years in a variety of settings including hospital, home-care, long-term care, and family service settings. She has clinical experience facilitating groups, providing individual counseling, and referrals for community resources. June's goal is to allow her clients to age with dignity and respect in the safest environment possible. June oversees our counseling program and ensures all of our therapists are keeping up with the newest techniques available in the field.
Alison Fernandez, MSW, LSW
Alison has been licensed in the field of social work since 1999. Since receiving her Master's degree from Rutgers University School of Social Work she has worked with clients across the life span from young adults to seniors in agency, hospital, long term care and home care settings. Alison has extensive experience working within the case management and psychotherapeutic fields. Alison has a passion for the one on one relationship with clients and families to assist in finding and living their best life.