About Us

Chestnut Health Management was created from a deep passion to assist people through the healthcare continuum. This passion stems from years of working in the case management, health and health insurance industry and witnessing the confusion and difficulty it is to not only manage a diagnosis, but to add on the barriers of insurance and coordination at the same time. We provide high-quality, compassionate care, and strive for the greatest outcomes available for all people, whether you are experiencing a new diagnosis, a health setback, or you want a greater awareness of your healthcare plan and options.

Our Mission

Our purpose is to promote and restore your health through every situation. We accomplish this by creating a care plan based on our assessment and work with you, your care providers, and your family to set a path towards successful outcomes. Every person we meet is valued, respected, and listened to as we work together to create a greater tomorrow.

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Meet Ellen

Please allow me to introduce myself, my name is Ellen Wilson, I was born and raised in Killingly, Connecticut attending St. James School and later Killingly High School. After my general education, I attended Becker College in Worcester, Massachusetts for my Nursing Degree. Recently, I have completed my Bachelor in Science Degree through University of Arizona. Since 2014, I have held my Certificate of Case Management through the Case Management Society of America. Education and ongoing training is important to maintain the skills necessary to be a successful case manager, and for that reason, I attend the CMSA’s annual conference in which I gain over 20 education units each year.

Personally, I live in Dayville with my husband Dustin and our daughter, Gwen. In my spare time we enjoy camping, traveling and spending time with our families. I am excited to work you and appreciate your readiness to take hold of your health!

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What is an Aging Life Care™ Manager?

An Aging Life Care Manager is dedicated to helping clients age well while also supporting quality of life for family members. This phase of a family’s journey together is often complicated. There is more to do than there is time. Relatives may live far away. Relations can become strained.

Our professional training and knowledge of best practices can ease the journey.

Every family is unique. As Aging Life Care Managers, we apply our insights and skills in 8 key areas to provide you with a positive care plan tailored to your family’s individual needs and strengths.

We offer expertise regarding:

  • Health and disability: Through assessments and experience, we can help you understand what your loved one does well, and in what areas he or she could use additional help.
  • Finances: A review of the current monetary situation will result in a plan to make resources stretch as efficiently as possibly while maintaining the desired level of comfort, dignity and safety.
  • Housing: Based on the assessments, recommendations can be made for optimal living situations now, with a view to likely changes in the foreseeable future.
  • Family: Sibling disagreements and old family history often make the aging journey difficult. Our training provides for skilled facilitation of family meetings and creation of a plan that takes everyone’s needs into account.
  • Local Resources: There are programs available to help, but it’s difficult to know which one is the most appropriate for your situation. Save time and money by letting us objectively evaluate the situation and connect you to the resources best suited to your needs.
  • Advocacy: Our comprehensive knowledge of the disjointed health care system allows us to monitor quality and lobby for the care and treatment your family wants.
  • Legal: Let us help you identify issues and get key paperwork in order.
  • Crisis Intervention: The unexpected is simply a fact of life in aging. We are experienced with elder emergencies and are ready to jump in at a moment’s notice.

Chestnut Health Management is in the business of helping aging adults and their families to live well throughout the aging process. Give us a call at 860-264-1379 to discuss the many ways we can help you.

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How Aging Life Care™ Managers are different

What makes an Aging Life Care Manager stand apart from the others is the commitment to stay focused on the needs of the client and family. Others may offer services for less, but what you receive cannot help but be influenced by how they are paid.

Senior advisors are paid referral fees to suggest elder care facilities. As a general rule, they have a more limited sphere of knowledge and do not hold a professional degree needed to give them expertise in the 8 key areas of elder care. Only those facilities willing to pay a finder’s fee will be included in their list of suggestions. There may be a more appropriate option, but it will not be mentioned if the facility does not pay for referrals.

Because we are paid directly by you, we are independent and objective. Our focus is 100% on the needs of your family and your aging loved ones. We apply our considerable skill and years of training to your unique situation.

Hospital- or insurance-based case managers are employees of the health care system. They are good professionals. Their focus, however, is to address the issues of patients within the institution and to make efficient use of services for their organization.

We are based in the community and work with aging adults wherever they live. We provide continuity of care across all settings. We include the family and focus on improving quality of life for the older adult and their grown children.

When the issue is safety and quality of life, you deserve the best!

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Professional memberships

AgingLifeCare_Member_Logo_TMWe pride ourselves in our commitment to stay abreast of the ever-changing landscape of senior services and aging research. To this end, our Aging Life Care Managers are members of the following professional organizations:

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Why choose us

As a female, locally owned business, the entire process is handled by myself in order to ensure thorough knowledge and expertise is placed on providing the best care to you and your family. With over 15 years nursing experience, and 10 years in the case management specialty, I will utilize my skills to work with you, your providers and your insurance to educate on the benefits available and how your plan of care aligns with the needs you may have.

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