Jayne D. Gassman, Ph.D., CMC, Director,
Aging Life Care Professional and Care Manager
Jayne has an extensive background in Clinical and Administrative Health Care and holds two Masters’ degrees and a Ph.D. in Health Care. Her experience includes lengthy stints in discharge planning, long-term care, rehabilitation, chronic and terminal illness.
She has written contributions to clinical textbooks on Chronic Illness and has had many published articles for professional journals. Jayne has contributed to a textbook on Terminal Illness and Palliative Care. Additionally, she educates families on Wellness and Disease Management and provides a link to the multiple systems necessary for Elder Care.
Jayne is credentialed as a Certified Care Manager (CMC) by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers and is also Nationally Certified in Psychology. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, Florida Geriatric Care Managers Association and the American Counseling Association.
Jayne also serves on the Board of Advisors for, and contributes to, Child Outreach, Inc., a nonprofit organization whose sole purpose is providing biopsychosocial support to families in need.
Professionals on Staff
Melissa Holmes, Care Manager, Melissa handles our clients on a one-to-one basis with dignity and care. She has 25 years of Adult and Geriatric Care experience specializing in all aspects of medical, psychiatric, behavioral, neurological, and palliative care. She works with physicians and clients to implement and provide individualized plans of care. She is dedicated to the 24-7 total care of our clients.
Erica Polites, Assistant to the Director and Patient Advocate, has 9 years of health care experience. She has 4 years experience as a hospital documentation auditor insuring that state and federal requirements are met. She has 5 years of patient advocate experience and currently handles care coordination, patient advocacy as well as office administration.
Janet Widman, Billing, has been with Care Management of the Palm Beaches since its inception, in 1995. She handles all matters pertaining to billing.