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2155 N Bellflower Blvd. #15
Long Beach, CA 90815
info@AgingPro.com
888-244-6499


Care Manager Certified

 

Cheryl Mathieu, Ph.D., M.S.W., M.S.S.
Certified Geriatric Care Manager

Mission: Dedicated to assisting individuals and their loved ones to achieve their highest quality of life, dignity, independence, integrity and joy.

AgingPro Care Management is a geriatric care management and eldercare coaching company based in Long Beach, CA. Its purpose is to improve the quality of life for seniors and their loved ones by providing leading edge information, education, and resources that enhance the experience and process of aging.

Since 1984, Dr. Cheryl Mathieu has been devoted to community service, elder advocacy, creating a meaningful life for herself and others, and assisting others in creating what they want. Dr. Cheryl’s passion for serving the elderly began many years ago, while assisting both of her grandmothers with their goals to remain independent and to preserve their quality of life. She learned first-hand the physical challenges of aging, the drive to maintain independence, the difficulty of navigating the “systems,” the vulnerability of seniors, the healing of relationships that is possible, and all the difference a loving hand can make to seniors and their families.

In April 2008, Dr. Cheryl won the Oprah / White House WomenRule! Leadership Training contest - awarded for her vision of www.AgingPro.com in order to change the world of Eldercare. AgingPro.com is a national online eldercare directory, a one-stop destination for everything eldercare. See November 2008 Oprah (O) magazine for the full story!

Dr. Cheryl’s determination and passion for excellence began early in her life. Between the ages of 13 and 18, she played competitive racquetball at a national juniors level and on the women’s professional tour. At age 15 she was voted one of the nation’s Most Improved Players by National Racquetball magazine. She finished second in the nation for the 18 and under category when she was 17 years old. As a catcher for a state champion softball team, she went on to receive a softball scholarship to college.

Service has been the cornerstone in Dr. Cheryl’s life. Since 1984, she has been regularly volunteering for many community programs, among them: Heartfelt Service Foundation, Insight Seminars, ACE / Educare, Institute for Individual and World Peace, NOW Productions Long Beach Elder Abuse Prevention committee and Long Beach Senior Optimization Team.

In 1999, Dr. Cheryl formalized her specialized training in gerontology and aging, and began her career in social work care management. Educational experience includes: a Master in Social Work from California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), a Doctorate in Social Work from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and a Master of Spiritual Science from Peace Theological Seminary. She has also earned the designation of Care Manager, Certified (CMC) issued by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers, and is a Qualified Dementia Care Specialist by the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America. The love of people and a heart for the elderly makes her a strong advocate for those she serves. The combination of academics and service experience make Dr. Cheryl a specialist in issues related to aging and the life cycle. Through integrity, humor, and compassion, Dr. Cheryl has a way of immediately becoming a valuable part of the family.

Dr. Cheryl has worked in the following direct social work practice areas:
• Private geriatric care management
• Geriatric psychiatric in-patient care management
• Hospital discharge planning
• Hospice care management
• Individual and group counseling
• Volunteer training
• Speaking
• Coaching
• Teaching

HONORS
• Winner of Oprah (O) Magazine – White House Project Leadership Training contest
• Gold Bergman Fellowship for the Study of Aging, University of California, Los Angeles
• Research Mentorship Award, University of California, Los Angeles
• Geriatric Social Work Education Consortium: GSWEC is the nation's first integrated regional
network to improve social work education and field training in older adult services and care
• Graduate Dean’s List of University Scholars and Artists, CSULB
University’s recognition of its most outstanding graduate students, limited to the top 1% of class
• Elected to Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
• Phi Kappa Phi Academic Honor Society
• Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society
• Phi Alpha National Honor Society for Social Work
• Graduated Magna Cum Laude, CSULB
• Psi Chi National Honor Society for Psychology

ACADEMIC / PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
• Member: American Society on Aging (ASA)
• Member: Dementia Care Professional of America (DCPA)
• Member: Aging Professionals Association (APA)
• Member: National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (GCM)
• Member: National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA)
• Member: National Association of Social Workers (NASW) California
• Member: American Public Health Association
• Member: National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
• Member: National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)
• Certified: National Academy of Certified Care Managers: Care Manager Certified (CMC)

 

The sole meaning of life  is to serve humanity.
Leo Tolstoi


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