Certified Care Manager and Patient Advocate – Sue Lewis

Stop stressing and contact Sue today for expert care management and an easier path!

Sue has been with Aging Wisely since 2003 and has achieved the Care Manager Certified (CMC) designation. Sue is a member of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers and the Florida Geriatric Care Managers Association. Sue is also a member of the Professional Patient Advocacy Institute, where she has received specialized patient advocacy training and been profiled as a top patient advocate. Sue has completed Advanced Training in Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders from the state of Florida.

Sue has helped many families compassionately through complex medical situations, end of life care and family conflicts around the care of a loved one. As the son of one of Sue’s clients states, “it was Sue who provided me the clarity and support I needed to deal with the doctors and family members”. Through Sue’s patient advocacy, families benefit from improved coordination of care, clarity about medical decisions and improved family relations.

Professionals in the community value Sue’s assessment, expertise and clear information. Sue also shares her expertise by providing training for her colleagues on issues like medical advocacy and case reviews in end of life care.

Sue has lived in Pinellas County since 1992 and brings a wealth of experiences covering three countries. Sue has a business background, graduating with an O.N.C. from Mid Cheshire College of Further Education in England. She worked in the healthcare industry, including management for a large hospital system in Toronto, Canada. Sue also owned her own business for over 10 years in Clearwater. She has served on the Board of Directors for a number of Pinellas County community associations.

Sue initially moved to the Clearwater area to assist her family in caregiving for her mother during her progressive illnesses. She negotiated hospitals, medical personnel, medication concerns, and finally hospice care. Sue’s clients benefit from the compassion gained through her personal experiences, as well as her extensive experience advocating for elder clients.

Sue has the ability to think clearly in a crisis and help negotiate life’s challenges at difficult times. She is an excellent listener and can put people at ease so they can navigate their choices with clarity.

Sue enjoys the company of her two adult children and her extended family in the community, and enjoys her time deep-sea fishing, cooking and gardening. Sue is also involved in planning for several local charitable organizations.