Certified Aging Life Care Specialist
Founder of Aging Flower, Lisa A. Cusumano is an innovator in the field of Advance Care Planning and Elder Care. She acts as a liaison, facilitating decision making between patients, family members and institutions. Keeping the lines of communication flowing, Lisa ensures that her client’s medical, social and spiritual wishes are accounted for and updated as needed. Enthusiastically advocating for her clients, her investigative spirit provides her with unlimited energy to push the standards of acceptable care.
Lisa is cutting edge in her approach and a diligent ally for her clients. Attending conferences, attaining certifications and her on-going graduate work are a testament to her dedication and passion. Her extensive world-travel has provided her with a cross-cultural and diversified perspective.
Lisa received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Development and has completed graduate level courses in Marriage and Family Therapy, Gerontology, and End of Life Care Planning. Lisa is a First Steps ® ACP Certified Facilitator through Respecting Choices®, a program of Gunderson Lutheran Medical Foundation, Inc. She has completed the Contemplative End of Life Care Professional Certificate program through Naropa University. Lisa has also completed the Teepa Snow’s Positive Approach™ to Care (PAC) philosophy and care partnering techniques using the adult experiential learning cycle, multiple intelligences, and personality traits.
Lisa is a Certified Care Manager by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers and a member of The Aging Lifecare Association, the American Society on Aging, Compassion and Choices, The International Society of Advance Care Planning and End of Life Care.
Aging flower is a fully encompassing, compassionate company that always goes above and beyond for their clients and families needs.
If you are thinking about how overwhelming caring for your parents, loved ones, or friends is getting or need some suggestions... please stop thinking about calling and CALL! Lisa is full of knowledge and suggestions that will improve the quality of life of your entire family!!
- Mils Jils
Lisa was there when I needed her the most. Guided me through every step and made a very stressful season bearable. I can't thank her enough!