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Becky Auyer, PT, CMC CDP

Jackie Bennett, DPT

Sharon Caruana, LPN

Deb Lynch, BSN

Erin Malay, DPT

Cheryl Metz

Maribeth Morgan, LMSW

Carrie Scholz, LMSW

Melissa Seifter

Peter Auyer

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    Sharon is a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with over 40 years of experience. She started her career in the health care field as a Home Health Aide with the Visiting Nurses Association of Central New York (VNA). From being a Home Health nurse, she moved into the Telemonitoring division of the VNA as her love for the older individuals and their families grew. Sharon joined the Inspire Care Team in 2017 and has provided loving and compassionate personal care, medication management and medical advocacy for her clients ever since. Her calm and experienced presence is viewed by those she serves as an extension of her faith in God, always going the extra mile to make sure her families and clients are well supported.

    Sharon earned her LPN degree from the Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) while working full time, caring for her aging parents and supporting her daughter who has battled multiple sclerosis (MS) for many years. She is the mother of four grown children, grandmother of four, and great-grandmother to two.

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Sharon Caruana, LPN

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We believe that you and your loved ones are more than just clients.

You deserve to be cared for as if you were family. That is why we provide loving, professional and inspirational care. It's our passion to promote client well-being and family peace of mind through the very best care management services and home physical therapy. Inspire Care of CNY is the region's leading expert in personal Aging Life CareTM.

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    Jackie is a Licensed Physical Therapist. She has worked in home care for over 30 years and especially enjoys one on one contact with people where it counts most, in their home. She is able to provide care management to help clients benefit from resources, perhaps unknown to them, and facilitate transitions or maximize performance dependent on their situation. She loves the opportunity to provide more choices for clients as they go through the aging process.

    Jackie has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Upstate Medical University, Master of Science degree in exercise physiology from Syracuse University, and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Upstate Medical University. She was born in and has remained in the Syracuse area for her whole life. Jackie enjoys spending time with her family and outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, and paddle boarding in the summer and skiing in the winter.

     

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Jackie Bennett, DPT

aging life caretm

MANAGER

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    Becky is a Licensed Physical Therapist and an Advanced Professional with the Aging Life Care Association. She holds a Care Manager Certification through the Academy of Certified Care Managers and is a Certified Dementia Practitioner. With over 37 years of Home Care and Geriatric specialization, she is knowledgeable of the challenges facing the aging population and passionate about assisting them to “Age Well.” She has developed close affiliations with numerous home health agencies, businesses, vendors and service providers and makes sure that she recommends the very best for her clients. Her personal journey involved the care and medical advocacy for her mother who handled 25 years of Parkinson’s Disease with grace and determination. She was the inspiration for Inspire Care in 2012. Becky believes that you become “Family” when you enlist the compassionate services provided by the Inspire Care Team.

    Becky has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College. She is a 2019 Excellence in Healthcare Award honoree in the category of “Impact Player.” The award recognizes Central New York healthcare professionals who serve the community by providing service in a clinical setting. Becky had made a number of community presentations on Aging Well She currently serves on the Professional Advisory Committee for Hospice of Central New York and the Finger Lakes.

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Becky Auyer, PT, CMC CDP

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    Deb is a Registered Professional Nurse with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She recently retired from the Visiting Nurses Association of Central New York after 35 years of a rewarding career in Home Care. As a former case manager, Deb’s focus has always been to assist and support seniors and their families in managing medical conditions safely in their home. She now looks forward to continuing to use her extensive home care experience with the Inspire Care Team while maintaining a focus of helping those she serves to “age in place” with dignity.

     

     

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Deb Lynch, BSN

aging life caretm

MANAGER

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    Erin is a Licensed Physical Therapist and brings a wealth of experience, including practice in Acute Care for five years followed by six years in Outpatient Care in Chicago. After taking a few years to be home with her three small children, she returned to work and gained even more expertise in her field practicing in Syracuse, New York at Crouse Hospital in Geriatric Neuro and Orthopedic Acute Care, where she continues to work per diem.

    Erin holds a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy (2004) and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (2005), both from Ithaca College. Erin joined Inspire Care of CNY in 2017 and brings a broad range of skill and knowledge to the ICCNY Team. Her passion lies in individualized and specialized care for the geriatric client. She loves being a part of the lives of the whole client and their families.

     

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Erin Malay, DPT

aging life caretm

MANAGER

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    Cheryl serves as Administrative Assistant and Care Manager Assistant. Her many duties include client/customer service, office related tasks, and assisting Aging Life Caretm Managers. She has nearly three years of experience as a Patient Service Coordinator prior to joining the Inspire Care Team. Cheryl has a passion for helping the downtrodden and has been involved as a volunteer at local charities for over 20 years.

    Cheryl has an Associate degree in Paralegal Studies, but her love of older individuals and a desire to assist them in their individual challenges makes her an asset. She is the mother of four beautiful children and has lived in the Central New York area for over 25 years. Prior to that she and her family resided in the Chicago area.

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Cheryl Metz

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT /

CARE MANAGER ASSISTANT

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    Maribeth is a Licensed Master Social Worker with more than 20 years of case management experience working with multiple populations in a variety of settings. Those settings include nursing home, assisted living facilities, hospital, home health agencies and care management companies.

    Maribeth received both her Bachelor’s Degree and her Master’s Degree in Social Work with a concentration in Gerontology at Syracuse University. She feels fortunate to have chosen a profession she enjoys so much. “It is rewarding to make a positive difference in our clients and their family’s lives.” Maribeth and her family recently returned to the Syracuse area after 22 years living on the west coast and the Midwest.

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Maribeth Morgan, LMSW

aging life caretm

MANAGER

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    Carrie is a Licensed Master Social Worker with over 30 years of professional experience in care management, medical social work, community mental health programming and patient advocacy. She has worked with several health organizations over the past 30 years, providing patient education and support, treatment option research, and education on clinical trials and advocacy.

    She has extensive care management experience, and has developed and facilitated wellness programs targeting anxiety, depression and resiliency with senior. Her areas of experience and interest include aging life care with a focus on self-determination, quality of life, and helping clients become pro-active healthcare consumers.

     

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Carrie Scholz, LMSW

aging life caretm

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    Melissa serves as a Care Manager Assistant, supporting Aging Life Care TN Managers, and as a social media specialist. She has over eight years of experience in the aging life field in both non-profit, for-profit and private sectors. Her expertise lies in understanding the needs of aging adults and what options are realistically available to them and their specific situation. Melissa works well with family dynamics and offers emotional support and guidance to those find themselves struggling to understand the healthcare system.

    Melissa has knowledge of community resources, housing and care options as well as experience with elder law, estate planning, Medicaid, Medicare, veteran’s benefits, and advance directives. Her passion is also with dementia care after several years working in a memory care community. Melissa has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and provides Inspire Care of CNY with expertise in marketing. She has completed training through the Alzheimer’s Association, where she is also an active member of their Walk to End Alzheimer’s Program Committee. She is a Central New York native and proud mother of three-year-old Jacob and chihuahua, Jitter-bug.

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Melissa Seifter

CARE MANAGER ASSISTANT /

MARKETING

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    Pete’s duties include business and policy development, human resources, accounting, and marketing. He has over 40 years’ experience working in academic, non-profit, private and healthcare settings. Most recently, Pete served for over 21 years as a Project Manager with a landscape architectural firm responsible for agency/environmental regulations, design, construction administration, budgeting, staff resources, and client communication/presentations.

    Pete has degrees from Ithaca College and SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry, and graduate coursework from Kent State University. He has served on multiple professional and volunteer committees.

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Peter Auyer

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