Care Management Team

When it comes to assuring the best possible care for your loved ones, you can trust the professionals at Serving Seniors to manage their care with experience and compassion. Our licensed geriatric nurses and social workers possess many years of direct clinical experience working with senior physical and mental health issues, living arrangements, and financial concerns.


Jody Paris, RN

Jody Paris, RN

Professional Care Manager

Jody is a mother of two teenagers. She loves spending time with them and helping them navigate life. Sunsets on Lake Michigan are her favorite source of relaxation.

Jody has worked in the clinical hospital setting, medical/surgical, orthopedic and cardiac floors, hospice, RN Office Manager for Chief of Surgery and now with Serving Seniors as a Registered Nurse, Director of Nursing and Care Manager.


Karen P. Blechinger, LMSW, MSW, BA Psychology

Karen P. Blechinger, LMSW, MSW, BA Psychology

Aging Life Care Professional

Assisting older adults and their families in developing the safest care plan and the most desirable living situation that will address their physical, emotional and social well-being.

A Licensed Master’s Social Worker with over 25 years of experience, Karen Blechinger is an advocate for older adults and their families.

Following in the footsteps of her mother and three aunts who were nurses, Karen knew early on she would enter the helping profession. However Karen sought to provide care in a way that would not only improve the lives of her patients but their families as well. Karen began her career in hospitals helping patients and their families adjust to illnesses, adapt and cope with physical, mental and emotional challenges, and coordinate plans for aftercare. In the last nine years, Karen has continued to provide counseling addressing such needs as downsizing, role changes, anxiety, depression and lifecycle changes.

A respected member of Aging Life Care Association, Karen continues to consult and provide her patients and their families’ assistance navigating the myriad of services available in health care. She considers it a privilege to assist individuals and families, by helping them rediscover their strengths, follow their passions in order to age vibrantly in a safe and secure setting. With her vast experience in homes, outpatient settings and in healthcare settings including hospitals, nursing homes and rehabilitation clinics, Karen has built a professional network as a highly skilled consultant, and expert in her field.

In her downtime, you will often find Karen – a Metro Detroiter of over forty years rooting in the stands for the Red Wings and Tigers. She remains hopeful that the Lions will make it to the playoffs and of course as a MSU graduate, she follows Spartan football.

Karen has her Master’s in Social Work from Michigan State University, a Certificate in Aging from Boston University Institute for Geriatric Social Work, a Bachelor in Psychology from Oakland University and is a Certified Aging Life Care Specialist.


Lisa Scott, L.M.S.W.

Lisa Scott, L.M.S.W.

Aging Life Care Professional

Not everyone finds their calling early in life, but Lisa Scott knew early on she wanted a career in healthcare. It was her joyful experiences listening to the stories and worldly wisdom of older adults that prompted volunteer work as a senior companion, leading to a career in elder care. Now with over twenty years of experience in the elder care sector, Lisa is a recognized leader in her field and a respected resource in her community.

It was early in her career that we saw Lisa’s passion to improve the quality of life for older adults. While earning her Masters of Social Work, Lisa then a member and Program Coordinator for AmeriCorps implemented and operated an interfaith volunteer caregiving program that assisted inner city elders with finding free and low cost resources. It was her experience with AmeriCorps and her experience as a Social Worker performing patient assessments, developing care plans and participating in discharge planning that led to a position as Director of Social Service for a prominent retirement community.

It was during her eleven years working at the retirement community that Lisa learned the intricacies of care in a community setting. With living options including independent and assisted living, short-term rehabilitation, long-term skilled care and memory care Lisa became well versed in assessing psychosocial, mental health and behavioral disorders, and developing care plans and treatment intervention.

Continuously giving back to the community and seeking to improve elders’ overall quality of life, Lisa transitioned into the role of Geriatric Care Manager where her experience in the retirement community and with AmeriCorps has allowed her to navigate through barriers in care. Serving as a collaborative member of the Wrap Around program at the Alzheimer’s Association of SE Michigan and as an active member of the Aging Life Care Association, Lisa has and continues to develop a plethora of relationships with leading professionals in the healthcare industry.

When not working in the community, Lisa enjoys baking, cooking and spending time with her family – her husband and two young children who keep her very busy.

Lisa earned her Bachelors of Social Work (BSW) and certificate in Women’s Studies from West Virginia University, and a Masters of Social Work (MSW) from Wayne State University.