Professional Geriatric Care Manager
Carrie Ermshar has been an advocate serving families and senior living communities since 1991. As a college student studying health care administration, she volunteered with local Alzheimer’s programs and has been helping families navigate long-term care services ever since.
Her specific areas of focus include advocacy, community education, and connection of resources for families and senior living communities. A native of Nashville, TN, she was the CEO of LeadingAge TN (LATN) and honed her advocacy skills and knowledge of home and community-based services, hospice services for assisted living communities and medication technicians for nursing homes. She went on to advise the Tennessee Long-Term Choices Act and served on the Governor’s Task Force for Seniors.
Leveraging her practical industry experience, she helped develop the TransformAging Graduate Studies program for Lipscomb University and teaches university classes for leaders in senior living management. Since moving to Texas, Carrie has continued her work with senior living communities in the areas of risk management, team development, innovative services and care management.
At the heart of her work is community connection and assisting older adults and families achieve their goals for a higher quality of life. She brings to Elder Advisory Group a broad perspective of local and industry resources, and experienced energy to connect resources to clients. Carrie’s educational background includes a Bachelors in Corporate Communications and a Masters of Health Care Administration from Western Kentucky University, as well as a Nursing Home Administrator license for Kentucky and Tennessee.