Decisions in Care, LLC was founded in 2001 by Susan Stuart, a
life-long New Mexico resident, on the premise that New Mexico's elders
deserve the highest quality representation as they deal with the
increasingly complex world of government and private sector agencies.
Our emphasis is on assisting consumers to maintain their independence,
advocate for quality services, and promote maximum quality of life.
Bachelor of University Studies | Care Manager Certified | National Master Guardian | LegacyNavigator®
Susan has over twenty-seven years of experience in the field of geriatrics and holds a bachelor's
degree with a concentration in gerontology. She is a nationally certified long-term care manager and a nationally certified
master guardian. She has trained in mediation theory and practice through the UNM Law School and is a member of the New
Mexico Elders Mediation Network. Susan was a founding member of the New Mexico Guardianship Association and is a current member of the National
Guardianship Association, the Aging Life Care Association® and the New Mexico Estate Planning Council. Susan is also a LegacyNavigator®
certified through Celebrations of Life. She has served as a volunteer for many professional organizations which are focused
on improving the lives of the elderly and disabled. She presents on a variety of topics affecting the elderly and disabled population
in the community. Susan also has experience as a family caregiver.
Licensed Master Social Worker | Care Manager Certified | National Certified Guardian
Robert is a licensed master level social worker with over thirty-three years of experience working with
the disabled and elderly populations. He was employed in state government with adult protective services and the disabled and
elderly (D & E) Medicaid waiver program. Robert has trained in mediation theory and practice through the UNM Law School and
is a member of the New Mexico Elders Mediation Network. He has experience in geriatric psychiatric services, hospice and home healthcare.
Robert is a nationally certified guardian. He is also a member of the National Guardianship Association and the Aging Life Care
Association® and has experience serving as guardian and caregiver for a family member.
Bachelor of Arts
Lucy, a native New Mexican, received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Mexico in sociology
and human services. She has worked in social services for over 15 years. She is experienced in adult day services, senior activities,
hospice, dementia care and long-term care. Lucy is dedicated to providing support to seniors and their families.
- We have more than 60 years of combined experience in the field within New Mexico
- We are experienced in:
- Adult day services
- Advance directives
- Care management
- Crisis intervention
- Home care
- Information and referral
- Institutional care
- Long distance caregiving
- Medicaid programs
- Mental health
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