We are geriatric care managers and psychotherapists located in Bethesda, Maryland. Our clients are people who feel a strong sense of responsibility to parents who can no longer function independently. They are determined to keep their parents safe and as high-functioning as possible.
While our clients are committed to helping their parents, they also want to retain the joys and routines of their own lives. They rely on us to help them succeed at the difficult, emotion-laden balancing act they face.
Aging Network Services began in 1982 when providing this kind of support was a new idea. We are pioneers in the field, often quoted in the press, interviewed and sought out as educators.
Our practice is entirely composed of geriatric social workers and counselors who hold master degrees. We each work with only a small number of families, remaining accessible in what must be a highly personal service. Collectively, we have eased the burden of care for thousands of families with elder parents.
“I first came to Aging Network Services for help with my mother’s move to an assisted living facility. It had become too unsafe for her to live alone, but I had no idea how to proceed. The Aging Network Services staff helped me through the process, including selection of the best new home for my mom. It has been over two years and I still depend on their caring and compassionate staff to visit my mom and act as my eyes, ears and advocate. I cannot recommend them highly enough.”
Larry, Bethesda, MD.
In 1982 Barbara Kane and Grace Lebow founded one of the first private care management firms in the country.
The firm’s Director, Barbara Kane, LCSW-C and Associate Director, Linda Hill, LCSW-C are both psychotherapists and care managers with over 30 years of social work experience with adult children and their older parents. Their professional affiliations include:
Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work
Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis
National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers
National Association of Social Workers
Office Consultation We meet to discuss your parents’ challenges and offer resources and strategies for next steps.
In-home Assessment We meet your parents in their home setting to identify their care needs and match resources.
Care Management We visit your parents weekly to provide on-going assessment and attend medical appointments.
Psychotherapy We are one of the few geriatric practices that provide psychotherapy to older adults in their homes and adult children in our office .
We also provide psychotherapy to people with anxiety and depression unrelated to aging issues.
Long Distance Care For those of you who are far away from your parents, we pioneered a network of seasoned care managers across the country.
Coping with your Difficult Older Parent” by Grace Lebow and Barbara KaneCo-founders Barbara Kane and Grace Lebow (retired) have written an especially useful self-help book on how to smooth communications with a challenging parent. This book, now in its 3rd printing, is filled with practical tips for handling contentious behaviors and sample dialogues for some of the most troubling situations