Bernice Marinelli, 16 years, CEO and guiding spirit
Bernie Marinelli brings 30 years of dementia and behavioral nursing experience as an educator, clinician and administrator. Bernie has focused her attention on helping seniors remain in their communities when faced with health challenges. She is the founder of Anam Care, Inc., a residential care organization specializing in behavioral programming and late-stage dementia care. Bernie’s work focuses on clinical issues that challenge an organization’s ability to develop quality care. As a licensed nursing home administrator, she is also proficient at providing interim management services when a program turnaround may be required.
Bernie’s career includes staff positions at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Center in Illinois, where she acquired an in-depth knowledge of psychotropic medications and their application in dementia care. She also developed expertise in setting up protocols for patients with a variety of end-stage disease types, and has refined a variety of holistic approaches to effectively deal with difficult behaviors.