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.