Valerie VanBooven (bio)
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|Nursing, Insurance, Retirement, Case Management, Discharge Planning, End-of-Life Care, Geriatrics, Long Term/Home Health Care, Medicare/Medicaid, Patient Care Management, Aging, Crisis Management, Public Speaking, Fearless Aging, Health & Wellness , Grief Loss and Life Transitions|
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Valerie VanBooven RN, BSN, CMC
The Long Term Care Expert
Valerie VanBooven is a Registered Nurse, and Certified Care Manager, as well as a licensed Life and Health Agent in Missouri. After several years of discharge planning and case management for the Unity Health System in St. Louis, Valerie incorporated her own business.
In 1999, Senior Care Solutions, Inc. was formed. Now, Valerie is a dedicated Geriatric Care Manager and Long Term Care Expert.
"I have seen so many families struggle to pay for Long Term Care costs out of pocket. This can be a devastating situation for everyone involved. My goal is to provide education regarding Long Term Care Insurance, and to help families protect what they have worked so hard to accumulate. I have seen many other families use their Long Term Care Insurance benefits when they needed them, and the bottom line is, it works!"
Valerie is the National Long Term Care Expert for AssistGuide.com, which includes monthly chats for caregivers, and a monthly column entitled "Ask Valerie", regarding elder care needs. Valerie is the author of "Long Term Care Planning for Insurance Professionals" published in May 2002 (National Business Institute), and “Nursing Home Malpractice: From Investigation to Trial”, April 2003 (National Business Institute). Her latest book is : AGING ANSWERS: SECRETS TO SUCCESSFUL LONG-TERM CARE PLANNING, CAREGIVING, AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT, available at the end of September 2003. She also authors a monthly column for Progressive Woman Magazine, titled “Your Elder Care Resource”.
Mid 2002, Valerie was selected as one of 16 presenters to embark on a Nationwide Tour providing educational seminars for Federal Employees on the new Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program. Valerie is now a regular visitor to the State Department, various bases and forts throughout the country, and various Federal Buildings. She had presented to thousands of attendees, in over 180 presentations in as little as 5 months.
Valerie is a regular guest speaker for many organizations and groups throughout the country, on various topics related to the aging process, caregiving, long term care issues, and long term care insurance. She is a member of the National Speakers Association, The National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, MidWest Geriatric Care Managers, and the St. Louis Regional Commerce and Growth Association. Valerie has been a featured guest on radio programs such as The Dave Glover Show, St. Louis on The Air (NPR LOCAL), MoneyTalk with Bob Hardcastle, Vital Signs with Dr. Randy Tobler, and Jaqueline Marcell’s Internet Radio Program.