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About the “Art of Eldercare”
Supporting Seniors and the People Who Care For and About Them
- Irene V. Jackson-Brown
About the Founder
Irene V. Jackson-Brown, Ph.D., CSA, CMC, CDP, is an author, speaker, consultant, caregiver’s coach, and an educator.
After earning a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology, Irene held several academic appointments and then moved to the not-for-profit sector. She juggled work, her family and personal life, along with responsibilities as a hands-on family caregiver.
In 2005, she opened an applied gerontology practice as the “The Art of Eldercare.” Irene holds several certifications as a senior-servicing professional -- CSA (Certified Senior Advisor) from the Society of Certified Senior Advisors; CMC (Care Manager Certified) from the Association of Aging Life Care Professionals; and a CDP (Certified Dementia Practitioner) from the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners.
Irene has a wealth of continuing education experiences, including a multi-year, post-graduate certificate from the Washington School of Psychiatry’s program entitled, “The Study of Aging and Clinical Application.” She was also a Fellow in a year-long program on clinical-related topics in psychoanalysis at the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis. And she has a certificate of completion from the Georgetown University Medical Center’s Herbert B. Hercowitz Mini-Medical School Program.
Irene earned credits from The George Washington University’s School of Business and Public Management’s Project Management Program to enhance already notable communication and successful goal achievement skills.
She lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband, a retired Episcopal priest. They have an adult son and his partner, Irene’s “daughter-in-love.” Before this writing, she had only grand-dogs. Now, Irene is expecting her first grandchild, a girl!
It was a health crisis that was the turning point for me – an only child. Throughout my childhood to adulthood, I was impacted by my mother’s various illnesses. Some years later, after my mother’s death, I experienced one of the most terrifying moments of my life. My father was visiting, and one morning I stood in horror as I watched my father’s legs collapse and watched helplessly as he slid to the floor. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer that metastasized and spread to his spine, causing his paralysis and later a double amputation. My father lived thirteen years after his diagnosis.
During those years, I was my father’s anchor and family caregiver. About two years into his illness, I happened to learn about geriatric care management through a newspaper article. Without hesitation, I made an appointment with one of the few care managers close to where we lived. She guided me though one of the most tortuous, but satisfying, periods of my life.
Soon after my father’s death, Jackson-Brown Associates, LLC, d/b/a “The Art of Eldercare,” was born. Over the years, we’ve served clients along the East coast and as far away as California through consultations and guidance.
“The Art of Eldercare” benefits from the partnership with Enrique R. Brown, my husband of forty-six years. He is an Episcopal priest (retired) with extensive pastoral experience, admistration, and program development. He helps steady me in this work. He is my caregiver.
Jackson-Brown Associates, LLC, located in Washington, D.C. has two divisions – Care Management and Project Management. Both divisions center on issues and projects that impact the lives of seniors and their loved ones.
CSA, Certified Senior Advisor, Society of Certified Senior Advisors
CMC, Care Manager Certified, National Academy of Certified Care Managers
CDP, Certified Dementia Practitioner, National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners
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