Caring Strategies was founded in 2007 by Kate Jones and Sheila Collins and is owned by Jeanie Moores Tauss, a licensed clinical social worker, gerontologist and certified care manager. She is joined by a team of highly educated professionals who have decades of experience in guiding families in making wise decisions in a wide variety of circumstances. Caring Strategies care managers adhere to a national code of ethics and do not accept referral fees of any kind.
JEANIE MOORES TAUSS, MSW, LCSW, MSG, C-ASWCM – Principal
Certified Care Manager and President, is a licensed clinical social worker and certified care manager with over 20 years of geriatric experience. She received her masters degrees in gerontology and social work from the Leonard Davis School of Gerontology at University of Southern California, the oldest school of gerontology in the country. She also earned her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University. Her career focus has been to provide services to older adults to help them maintain their independence and achieve the highest quality of life possible. She has a special expertise in assisting persons with memory loss and their families, and led a support group for recently diagnosed dementia patients for ten years. Jeanie’s past experience includes work in geropsychology, dementia clinics, hospital seniors’ programs and adult day programs as well as private practice. She grew up in Decatur and returned to Alabama after living on the west coast.
JANET HURLEY – Geriatric Care Manager
Brings over 20 years of experience to Caring Strategies. Her interest in geriatrics began while a student at Virginia Tech, where she received both her graduate and undergraduate degrees. Her master’s degree specialized in gerontology and medical sociology. Janet’s career has spanned a wide range of health care settings to include hospitals, skilled nursing centers, a Johns Hopkins affiliated dementia facility, senior retirement communities and an acute rehabilitation hospital. This rich experience has provided the perfect framework for a career in geriatric care management, which she began in South Florida. Janet is passionate about serving those struggling with the illnesses and issues brought on by advanced age. She brings in-depth knowledge and expertise through comprehensive assessment and coordination of care, while maximizing quality of life for each senior.
STACY SCHORR – Geriatric Care Manager
Has 12 years experience advocating for the elderly and disabled at the Area Agency on Aging. Her interest and passion of working with the elderly began when she was a volunteer for the Meals on Wheels program. Through a University of Alabama grant, Stacy served as an educator to families that were struggling with the diagnosis of dementia. Caregivers were empowered through gaining knowledge about the disease and also experienced the benefits of the accompanying respite program to delay placement. Her extensive knowledge of a variety of programs, including Medicare and Medicaid, help elders and their families navigate the healthcare maze. Stacy has a degree in psychology from the University of Colorado, where her coursework has prepared her to work with a broad and diverse population.