LifeCare Advocates was founded by Emily Saltz in 1993 as “Elder Resources.” Emily’s vision was to create a practice that would focus on providing advice and assistance to families struggling with elder care issues. A new “care management” industry was emerging at that time, along with the nascent field of “elder law.” Emily’s background in social work and her work with elder law attorneys helped her to gain a footing in these areas, and she quickly became a leader in the field, both locally and nationally. She served on the Board of Directors of the national Aging Life Care Association® (ALCA) and served as president of ALCA in 2014.
In 2014, Elder Resources joined with LifeCare Advocates, an independent care management firm associated with the Boston Law firm of Pabian & Russell. We expanded our practice rapidly over the next two years, and by 2016, LifeCare Advocates had grown to include 15 care managers. Seeking to ensure to LifeCare Advocates’ continued growth and vitality, Emily brought Kate Granigan on as her successor in the role of CEO. Kate began her career with the Visiting Nurse Association as a medical social worker and went on to found her own care management practice, CARE, in 1999. For the next 10 years, Kate grew her practice until, in 2009, it was acquired by Masonic Health Systems, a nonprofit organization where Kate served as Vice President of Care Management.
Emily and Kate have known and respected one another in their respective professional positions for many years, and bringing Kate on board meant LifeCare Advocates would benefit in the coming years from her wealth of experience in care management and organizational growth. We look forward to continuing our mission under her leadership.