Our Consultants are Certified Care Managers (CMC) Our skills range from decades of experience in nursing and senior living facilities – and perhaps best of all – personal involvement helping their own family members. Since they have “been there,” Debbie and Heidi bring an added layer of understanding; and, that’s why “caring” is first in their company’s name.
“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” A contemporary proverb contributed to John Maxwell and many others.
Heidi L. Garvis, CMC
Heidi L. Garvis, (Care Manager Certified) is certified by the National Academy of Professional Geriatric Care Managers. She provides care management and consults in senior housing options. She has been working in the senior living and care industry since 2006.
“I came into the senior living industry and then started Caring Considerations with Debbie Aggen because I was able to incorporate two long-held passions: helping and educating people. I believe in carefully listening, and being responsive to the needs of the entire family.”
Since 1987 Heidi has lived in Fairfax, VA and is a member of Aging Life Care Association™. She is currently a support group volunteer for the Alzheimer's Association, a former board member of Senior Services of Alexandria, a non-profit organization in Alexandria, Virginia and she is active in the aging-in-place Village (Neighbor-to-Neighbor) community movement.
Debbie Aggen, RN, CMC
As a Registered Nurse (RN) and Certified Care Manager (CMC), Debbie Aggen brings to Caring Considerations her extensive nursing experience from years of working in hospital care, long term [acute] care and home health.
Debbie's experience in senior and home health care was personal. In 2007, she’s began caring for her mother who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease. Debbie understands firsthand the pain, confusion, and overwhelming feelings that accompany the search for care and housing for a loved one. And, this is what drives Debbie to help others in similar situations.
Debbie has lived in Virginia since 1986. She is a member of the Aging Life Care Association™. She is active in her church with the youth and caring ministries.