December 2022 — Most of us would know how to help if we saw someone having a heart attack – we’d start CPR or call 9-1-1. But too few would know how to respond if we saw someone having a panic attack, contemplating suicide or showing signs of alcoholism. Read more
March 2023 — Alissa Schramm regularly exceeds the continuing education requirement mandated by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers. The academy that credentialed Alissa as a “Care Manager, Certified” requires 45 hours of additional education during every three-year renewal period. Read more
NACCM Receives National Accreditation
December 13, 2022 — The National Academy of Certified Care Managers (NACCM)—Alissa Schramm’s certification body—has received accreditation for the Care Manager Certified Program (CMC) from the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
Is it Time for Help? Knowing When Your Aging Loved One Can’t Go it Alone Anymore
November 21, 2022 — Aging Life Care Managers® across the country report an increase in inquiries during and immediately after the holiday season. Denver-area Aging Life Care Manager Alissa Schramm concurs, saying she fields a greater volume of calls—usually from visiting adult children—around the holidays. Read more
July 2022 — Alissa Schramm is proud to mark 27 years of helping older adults this summer. Read more
June 20, 2021 — Alissa Schramm, president and chief operating officer of Compass Elder Care Specialists, Inc., has been re-certified and acknowledged as a Care Manager Certified (CMC) by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers.
Candidates must meet education and experience requirements before being granted permission to take an examination that tests the skills, knowledge and practice ethics needed to serve clients. Alissa was originally certified in July 2009. Certification lasts for three years.
The Academy was established as a nonprofit organization in 1994. Its mission is to support a high level of competence in the practice of care management through the development and administration of a formal certification and re-certification program.
By Alissa Schramm, MS, CMC
Aging Life Care Manager – Advanced Professional
I’m often asked why I specialize in working with Denver-area seniors with only out-of-state families. Long-distance family members need a dependable, seasoned elder care professional – and I’ve proven over the past 13 years of operating Compass Elder Care Specialists that I can fill that niche.
June 1, 2018 —An estimated 350,000 Coloradans are affected by dementia. This number is almost as large as the population of the city of Aurora, or that of the cities of Boulder, Lakewood and Pueblo combined. Read more
March 14, 2014 — Alissa Schramm was the only geriatric care manager in the Denver area to attend clutter expert Matt Paxton’s seminar for professionals. Matt started his extreme cleaning and organizing company in Virginia in 2006 and appeared as one of the most popular experts on the hit A&E show “Hoarders.” His book, “The Secret Lives of Hoarders,” chronicles his experiences with level 1 (mild) to level 5 (extreme) hoarding situations.
Alissa Schramm, president and chief operating officer of Compass Elder Care Specialists, Inc., has met the gold standard of membership from the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers, earning the distinction of “Certified Geriatric Care Manager.” Read more
How Can Alissa Help?
As an Aging Life Care Manager, Alissa assumes an invaluable role serving as an advisor to families grappling with the best way to help dependent older adults. With more than 28 years of experience, she shines at assisting seniors with out-of-state family members who need a local professional in the Denver, Colorado area to navigate the care of their loved one.