About Us – Bridget Ritossa
Careplan Geriatric Care Managers was founded by Bridget Ritossa, Certified Geriatric Care Manager, Licensed Social Worker. Bridget developed a wealth of knowledge and resources in the areas of aging due to her 20 years of practice working at two major hospital systems in Cleveland and two of the largest nursing home chains in the country.
Her grandmother lived with her while growing up. As a result, this helped develop a genuine love and appreciation for the elderly.
Studies have shown that living at home is better for the mental health of seniors because they are happier in a familiar environment where they can live independently. When home is no longer the best option, Bridget will help families to find the most appropriate placement with her extensive experience in long-term care.
Above all, Bridget’s goal was to create a company that would provide older adults with the resources and knowledge to successfully age at home. Therefore, creating an individualized care plan is at the very heart of Careplan Geriatric Care Managers.
Unit Leader of Greater Cleveland Aging Life Care Association,
Board Member of the Midwest Region of the Aging Life Care Association
The Ohio Injury Prevention Partnership,
Lake County Area Specialist in Aging Lake County,
Geauga County Professional Association Specializing in Seniors,
The Aging Life Care Association
Volunteer the National Ski Patrol
Amanda Eberhart – Life Care Manager
Amanda serves those in Cleveland and the surrounding counties. She is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and a Certified Dementia Practitioner. Amanda managed Nursing Homes, Alzheimer’s Care Facilities, Rehabilitation Therapy Facilities, and Assisted Living Communities in the greater Cleveland area for 20+ years. She guides families through the healthcare system to give peace of mind during critical times. Amanda also specializes in the organization of homes and apartments. If someone is downsizing, moving into an Independent Living/Assisted Living, or wanting to organize their home to make the space more livable, Amanda can help.
Amanda lives in the eastern suburbs of Cleveland with her husband and two children. She enjoys traveling to warm destinations and spending time with her family.
- Masters of Health Administration, Ohio University
- Bachelors of Science in Health, Ohio University
- Licensed Nursing Home Administrator
- Certified Dementia Practitioner
- Member National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals
Stacie Hackleman – Life Care Manager
Stacie serves the Eastern and Western Cleveland area. She is a Licensed Social Worker and a long time Cleveland resident. She has extensive experience supporting people in the community and has a background in rehabilitation and case management services. She also works PRN for The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Stacie has assisted hundreds of people transition from hospital to home and has significant experience with older adults, Medicaid and Medicare.
Stacie lives in a suburb of Cleveland with her husband, two sons, and dog. She enjoys traveling, being outside, working out and spending time with her family.
- Masters of Social Science Administration. Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve
- Bachelors of Arts, Social Work, Ursuline College
- Accredited Case Manager