Meet the Founder
“Often, I meet family members who feel overwhelmed by guilt, confusion and fear, because they made a promise to take care of their parents. Out of love, many feel the responsibility to provide eldercare themselves. Most often, this is not the best choice.”
In 2005 Patricia Grace founded Aging with Grace, a national eldercare assistance program, to address the growing issue of caregiver stress for families of elder adults.
She had worked more than 21 years in the senior health field, including extensive service in the assisted living and long-term care industry.
Since then, Ms. Grace has earned a wide reputation as a spokesperson and expert on eldercare issues such as senior housing, Alzheimer's care, home care and adult day care options.
She is a popular national eldercare speaker on issues related to working caregivers, and as an eldercare expert she has made numerous presentations to labor, business and retirement groups.
In addition, since 2009 she has been the National Senior Care Examiner for Examiner.com and the host of the “Aging with Grace” Internet radio program on BlogTalkRadio.
In 2009, she was recognized as a National Leader in Eldercare, and in 2010 she was appointed to the Advisory Council, Office on Aging, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Montgomery County.
In 2007 she was a finalist for the Business Forum Award presented by the American Society on Aging, and in 2007 and 2008 she served as co-chair for the East Coast Aging Conference.
She has been actively involved in community and non-profit organizations such as the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), the Twilight Wish Foundation, the Eastern Pennsylvania Geriatric Council, the American Society on Aging, the Society for Human Resource Management, the Women in Insurance and Financial Services group and the National Association of Women Business Owners.
In 2008 she was appointed to The Round Table Group, a pre-eminent consortium of consulting experts, and her most recent appointment was to the National Small Business Political Alliance.
She studied history and education at Temple University.