Lisa Satin worked as a Research Tech at the University of Washington Health Sciences through the department of Otolaryngology in the 1980s. There she tested theories on language processing as well as aided in the development and testing of the Cochlear prosthesis. She then became a private in-home care coordinator for seniors who wanted to stay in their homes when they needed assistance. This entailed setting up charts, hiring caregivers and being a liaison between the client, doctors, caregivers, pharmacists, and often distant family. Lisa raised two wonderful children during these 20 years and helped many of her clients eventually move to assisted living or skilled nursing communities for various reasons. Lisa became a beneficial resource to clients having researched and pre-screened many types of residential communities to ensure the best transition and setting for each unique case. Through these experiences, she understands the desire to stay in one’s own home as long as possible. She also understands what it entails to find the right place for people when living at home is no longer feasible or becomes unsafe. This process can be very emotional and there’s a lot of fear associated with transition and change, but the outcome can be very enjoyable and offer a huge feeling of relief. Lisa loves working with people and helping them through this process.
“Almost 30 years of working with and volunteering for seniors brought me to a place where I knew I could help and where my expertise in this area could continue to grow. I understand that moving from a longtime residence is a very difficult transition. There are so many new communities out there offering nice apartments with fabulous amenities and I love taking people to see them. This is a rewarding career because my clients have been very happy after they’ve made the move.” -Lisa Satin
University of Washington, B.S. Speech & Hearing Sciences, 1982
Lisa frequently attends continuing education seminars in areas of professional development and interest like Alzheimer’s/dementia, personality disorders, ageing in place, nutrition, safety in the home and health and wellness.
Active Memberships and Affiliations
Association of Senior Referral Professionals of WA, Senior Care Coalition of Seattle and the Eastside, Northgate Referral Network, SAGE, formally, NW LGBT Senior Providers Network, Eldernet NW.