Caregivers Connection 4U, LLC

"Providing 4 Pillars of Service 4U"

Available 24/7

Serving Dallas/Ft Worth, Austin, San Antonio
Call 972-996-2517 or 214-718-1286
Meet Our Staff
 

Our Staff Includes:

  • Geriatric Care Managers
  • Care Managers
  • Registered Nurse
  • Physical Therapist
  • Financial Consultant
  • Money Manager
  • Social Workers

Carolyn Legg, MS, CSA, CMC

Carolyn has been a Geriatric Care Manager for 11+ years. Before that Carolyn had been involved in her church’s nursing home ministry for years, visiting and assisting those that could no longer attend church. Navigating the maze of healthcare and life issues is a complex task for most families who have no idea where to start and what to ask. She has been Alternate Administrator for a home health agency and continues to be a patient advocate for that agency. Carolyn’s knowledge and experience helps those families in decreasing stress, and many times preventing a family member from missing work or even having to quit work to care for a loved one. Carolyn is a member of Aging Life Care Association, as a Certified Care Manager; Society of Certified Seniors Advisors; and the Dallas Gerontological Society. She is also a speaker for the Area Agency on Aging for “Matter of Balance”, “Self Management of Chronic Diseases”, and Self Management in Diabetes”. Carolyn is a speaker for the Alzheimer’s Association in educating the community and also has available numerous power points to the community. She also facilitates a Caregivers Support Group.

 

Larry_L.jpgLarry Legg, CFO, DMM

Larry received an accounting degree in 1978 and in 1997 received his CPA. He has been CFO for three companies, being multi-state businesses, one being the CFO for over 25 years. As CFO, he was entrusted with banking and financial transactions. In 2003 he became CFO for a home health agency and is currently the Administrator of the agency. Larry not only has great knowledge and experience in finances, banking, and money management, he has knowledge in senior care and the complex issues seniors face. Larry has been a great advocate for seniors and has a heart of ministry in helping families. He has assisted many families in preparing budgets and working with their finances. He can easily organize and set up a system for someone or assist in monthly responsibilities. Larry is a member of the American Association of Daily Money Managers (AADMM).

 

 

Nancy_M.jpgNancy Mitchell, RN, Case Manager

Nancy Mitchell, BSN. Nancy received her BSN at Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan bringing valuable clinical experience as a care manager. She has been an RN for over 30 years, working in a variety of settings in the hospital. Nancy has also been a home health nurse managing the care of homebound patients, overseeing total care of her patients and assisting families in navigating the complex maze of healthcare. Nancy has also been a private duty nurse for years, making all decisions for her patient. This included setting doctor appointments and accompanying the patient, medication management, wound care, tube feedings, O2 needs, exercising, requesting home care/hospice when appropriate, mediating with hospital and doctor bills, paying the bills, etc. Nancy is licensed by the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners. She has been Alternate Supervising Nurse for Caregivers Connection 4U, also providing volunteer work, along with working in the field providing RN Delegation. Nancy is passionate about giving great care for the elderly, giving dignity and respect to her patients.

 

Sharon_.jpgSharon Dell, LVN, Alternate Administrator, Care Manager

Sharon Dell, LVN, Alternate Administrator, Care Manager. Sharon has hospital experience in medical surgery and ER day surgery. She has held the positions of a field nurse, Supervisor, Branch Manager and Alternate Administrator in home health for 16 years. As a Branch Manager and Alternate Administrator, Sharon has an understanding of patient centered care, focusing on patient outcomes. She has also been an advocate for multitudes of families in finding resources and appropriate care for the elderly, along with being a tremendous support to families. Sharon has volunteered with Meals on Wheels and a local clinic serving the under privileged. She understands the complex maze of health care, along with life issues, and is adamant in giving or finding the best of care in all areas. Her passion is felt with those who work with her and she is known for assuring someone gets the best of care in what is available.

 

 

Kathy_K.JPGKathy Kennedy, Care Manager, Supervisor

Kathy has been in home care for 40 years, beginning in 1976 registered by the State of Texas to administer and manage medications in hospitals and nursing homes. Over the years she has assisted with post surgery care and follow ups. Through the years, Kathy has provided care for Alzheimer’s and Bi Polar clients, along with making rounds with the house doctor for follow up care. Besides being in healthcare, Kathy has worked in a law office, meeting with clients, appearing in court and dealing with legal documents. Among many of her duties, she has also been a guardian and POA for two WWII Veterans through the Veterans Administration for a total of 12 years. She attended to total care, including paying the bills and hiring others to care for each veteran. She has also cared for the mentally challenged. Kathy has also been a supervisor of caregivers supervising 30-35 clients. She would meet with doctors and families, hire and train, taking on call, etc. Kathy has a gift in working with the elderly and their families, having an understanding of the most stressful situations in families. She assists families and clients in navigating the complex health and life issue maze, understanding the differences and needs of families. Kathy’s experience is an invaluable asset to our clients, having been in their shoes, along with understanding the needs and resources available.

 

Jill_T.JPGJill Piazzi, Masters in Social Gerontology, Care Manager

Jill Piazzi, a geriatric care manager and consultant, serves seniors and their families in San Antonio and surrounding areas. Jill holds a Masters in Social Gerontology with an emphasis in Adult Learning. She has worked in the senior care industry for over 26 years as a social worker in long-term care, administrator for a geriatric mental health clinic, admissions /marketing director for a continuum of care community and operated an assisted living with memory care unit. Working with seniors has been her passion since childhood as she spent time after school and during breaks assisting nursing facility residents with activities, physical therapy and caring for those who were vision impaired. Jill serves on several non-profit organizations dedicated to seniors and their caregivers and is a member of Aging Life Care Association.

 

 

michelle_z.jpgMichelle Zadrozny, LMSW, Care Manager

Michelle Zadrozny, LMSW has 15+ years of social enterprise, community health, and innovative partnership-building expertise. In 2013 Michelle developed and implemented Aspire, a comprehensive community-based Employee Assistance Program for H.A.N.D., a non-profit home care agency based in Austin TX, with a focus on creating a culture of wellness and serving the challenging needs of a low-income part time workforce. Michelle’s clinical expertise is focused on care management through major life transitions – with an emphasis on aging with dignity and independence, taking into account behavioral health, physical health, and the holistic well-being needs of the entire family. Michelle utilizes an eclectic, solution-oriented therapeutic approach that calls upon her training in diverse spiritual modalities, acceptance commitment therapy, motivational interviewing, and gerontology. Michelle developed and expanded the Humana at Home Care Management program for an agency in Austin.Michelle holds a Masters degree in Social Work (MSSW) from the University of TX at Austin and she is a Licensed Masters level Social Worker in the state of Texas. Michelle is currently working toward her LCSW under the supervision of Pam Malone, PhD, LCSW.

 

Matt_D.jpgMatthew Darnall, BSBA, PTA

Matthew Darnall graduated from Loma Linda University in 2002, with a physical therapy assistant degree. Worked in Loma Linda in an acute care hospital for 2 years. He moved to Texas in 2004 and worked as a Rehab Director for 1 ½ yeas then transitioned into Area Manager. In 2005 graduated with a Bachelor in Science in Business and Administration. In 2005 Matt also became an Area Manager of 5 rehab departments in the skilled nursing home setting. In 2006 completed a certificate in Long-Term Care and had plans on being a nursing home administrator. He completed 1000 hours of internship hours and took the tests to become an administrator. At the same time, Matt started contracting with home health companies and rehab companies that did home health. He decided to stay in home health and he became self-employed in January 2007. In July 2014, he became partner with another physical therapist starting their own company. They serve over 20 home health companies and have 30-40 therapists that contracting with them. Matt has done home health for over 10 years and still enjoys treating patients and has a passion for serving seniors.

 

 
 
 
Duncanville Senior Home Healthcare. Caregivers Connection 4U provides Companionship, Personal Care, Geriatric Care Management, Home Care, Elder Care , Senior Housing, Caregivers to the following locations: Cedar Hill, TX, Grand Prairie, TX, Waxahachie, TX, surrounding areas. Geriatric Care Managing (Aging Life Care Specialist) and Senior Housing Choices 4U provides consulting in Dallas & Ft. Worth and surrounding areas, also San Antonio and Austin.