Paula Banks Consulting provides Maine's caregivers and their loved ones life-improving solutions and guidance on health, social, legal and personal challenges through the use of a compassionate, hopeful and personalized approach.
Owner/ Certified Care Manager
Paula Banks, LSW, CMC is the owner of Paula Banks Consulting, LLC. Paula, a certified Geriatric Care Manager and Aging Life Care Specialist has over 30 years of clinical experience working with seniors, their families, and caregivers. Paula has worked in hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and home care agencies. She is also the owner of Compass Concierge and Companions, a private, non-medical home care agency.
Paula is on the Development Committee at Maine Behavioral Health and was named a Fellow of the Maine Gerontological Society of Maine in 2011. She is also the past Chair of The Board of Trustees at 75 State Street, an independent and assisted living community in Portland, Maine.
Paula is a major proponent of inter-generational learning and in the past has been a champion and funder of programs such as Cape Elizabeth's "Senior to Senior' program. She is also the author 'The Eldercare Revolution' published in 2012 by Legacy Publishing.
Paula's areas of expertise include elder care, post-acute care planning, probate court/expert witness in guardianship cases, and mental health advocacy.
WHAT IS A CARE MANAGER?
A Care Manager (sometimes called a geriatric care manager, aging life care specialist, etc.) assists clients & their families attain maximum functional potential and quality of life by coordinating care and support services and providing advice and resources.
Care Managers are able to address a broad range of issues related to the well-being of their client and share their extensive knowledge about the costs, quality, and availability of resources in their communities.
Paula Banks Consulting is a certified member of both the Aging Life Care Association and the National Association of Certified Care Managers. You can learn more about these organizations by clicking their logo below.
By providing outstanding care and services, we enable clients to navigate the complex world of geriatric care, make educated choices and maximize their quality of life. We’ll immediately point you in the right direction, ease worries and lay out a clear path to follow. The following are a sampling of services we can offer to start improving your family's life, immediately!
Providing a comprehensive assessment to create a care plan tailored for each individual’s circumstances
ACCESS TO SERVICES
Helping clients & caregivers understand and access services that best suit them
ARRANGING IN-HOME CARE
Screening arranging, and monitoring in-home or other ongoing services
LONG DISTANCE CAREGIVING
Acting as a liaison to families at a distance to oversee and plan care
GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT
Offering guidance and support about legal, financial and health-related resources
Help with moving an older person (from home to assisted-living, from one state to another, etc.)
Paula is exceptionally qualified and experienced in working with all aspects of care for the elderly. She relates well to clients, families and healthcare providers. She helps families navigate the unknown.