Cathy Cress, MSW

Cathy Cress, MSW is a founding partner of CHN Associates and holds an MSW in Aging from U.C. Berkeley. She published The Handbook of Geriatric Care Management, 3rd Edition, in 2011 which has become the bible of geriatric care management; Mom Loves You Best, Forgiving and Forging Sibling Relationships, in 2010; and Care Managers, Working With the Aging Family, a major book on the aging family, in 2008. She has taught geriatric care management at the University of Florida, San Francisco State University and UC Berkeley.

Ms. Cress has consulted with many profit and non-profit groups to add or relaunch a geriatric care management component. She was editor of the Journal of Geriatric Care Management and has authored innumerable articles in aging and home care publications. She recently edited the Journal of Geriatric Care Management Fall 2011 Issue on “Rehospitalization, How Care Managers Help Decrease Hospital Visits.” She was the CEO of Cresscare Case Management for Elders for 25 years.

Cress was director of Northern California Professional Services for LivHOME, a national geriatric care managed home care agency. She has served on numerous boards of professional associations and service organizations.