About Wendy Liverant Geriatric Care Manager

Wendy Liverant is a Geriatric Care Management for Aviv Older Adult Services. She earned her M.A. in Gerontology (Program Administration) from the Gerontology Institute at Georgia State University and is a Member of the Georgia Gerontology Society. She earned her B.S.B.A. (Accounting) and M.B.A. (Finance) degrees from the University of Hartford in West Hartford, Connecticut, and has maintained the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation since 2001.

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Wendy is thrilled to join her colleagues in Geriatric Care Management at Aviv Older Adult Services at JF&CS. She brings an interdisciplinary career background in both aging and financial services to her new position. In 2013, Wendy repurposed a career in personal financial planning to fulfill her passion to support older adults and caregiving families with innovative community programs and services to promote aging in place and respite options for caregivers.

Prior to joining JF&CS, Wendy spent four years as the Founding Director of Respite Care Atlanta (RCA), where she developed, implemented, and directed a non-profit social-recreational adult day program for families on the dementia journey. Her primary focus and commitment also extended to building strong relationships with family caregivers through communication channels, educational resources, referrals to service providers and area support groups, and guest speakers. Despite Covid-19 and the temporary suspension of RCA’s onsite program, Wendy and her dedicated and compassionate team reinvented the program and spearheaded a virtual platform, yard visits, meal and floral deliveries and “pop-up” events to maintain family support, participant engagement and community connections to counteract the effects of isolation.

Wendy has enjoyed other professional and career learning experiences in aging with a variety of long-term care and community-based providers including assisted living/memory care, medical adult day care, and an Area Agency on Aging serving older adults in North Georgia. As an elder advocate for person-centered and person-directed care, she is an Eden at Home® Associate and received train-the trainer-education in managing dementia behaviors at the Rosalynn Carter Institute. For several years, Wendy facilitated a Dementia Caregiver Support Group and has utilized GEMs®, the Best Friends™ Approach and Montessori Principles to train volunteers in best practices to preserve dignity, foster active engagement, and enhance well-being for people living with dementia.

Wendy earned her M.A. in Gerontology (Program Administration) from the Gerontology Institute at Georgia State University and is a Member of the Georgia Gerontology Society. She earned her B.S.B.A. (Accounting) and M.B.A. (Finance) degrees from the University of Hartford in West Hartford, Connecticut, and has maintained the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation since 2001.