Fabiano of ElderCare Resources receives symbolic “torch” from Goodman
On the 25th anniversary of the organization, ElderCare Resources (ERI) President Karen Fabiano, M.P.Aff., National Certified Guardian, received a symbolic “torch” hand-off from Diana Goodman, MS, co-founder of ElderCare Resources. Goodman and Fabiano did a five-year transition to get to this point. Karen will now lead the organization into the future in service to the elderly and disabled persons of all ages.
The business model of ERI began as ElderCare Options, with co-founder Letty Morgan. The philosophy was a team approach to senior care, focusing on home care education. Later, they added care management, guardianships, and conservatorships to meet shifting client needs. Goodman still assists her first Guardian/Conservator client, with whom she has worked for over 20 years. While no longer an owner, Goodman remains an integral part of the ERI team. She says, “It’s the personal relationships and a commitment to improving the quality of someone’s life that provide me with a purpose.” Morgan commented, “Twenty five years ago, when we founded ERI (on Labor Day!), I’m not sure we could have envisioned what a tremendous resource ‘we’ could be, and would become.”
Fabiano, formerly a fiscal analyst for the Arizona legislature, a foster parent for mentally ill youth, and the owner of a real estate renovations company, says she loves to come to work every day and that Goodman is a wonderful mentor. She added, “The members of our staff rely on and complement each other. They give their hearts to their work.” Fabiano is always looking to adapt new innovations and services to better serve their clients.
The diverse skill set of the ERI team is the key to their success in care management. The staff members collaborate with medical providers, attorneys, financial planners, Adult Protective Services, move managers, and other professionals to help create the most independent life for their clients.
Photo Caption: Karen Fabiano (l) receives a symbolic “torch” from Diana Goodman (r) on ERI’s 25th anniversary.