Who sits down with a person as they become eligible for Medicare to explain what it is, how it works, and the myriad of options one has in how they receive their benefits?
The answer- no one, really.
Which is exactly why Geriatric Social Worker, Lindsay Quillen, founded Medicare Mentors. As she explains, "understanding your benefits and options means you'll make informed decisions about your coverage. Informed coverage decisions can save you thousands of dollars and certainly provides peace of mind knowing you have the best coverage for your individual needs".
Early in her career as a Social Worker with older adults Founder Lindsay Quillen decided that to best serve her clients and their families she would learn all she could about Medicare: "Sitting with them at their kitchen tables discussing services and concerns- Medicare was always a focal point for all my clients. So, I made it my mission to have the answers they were looking for".
Since then, Lindsay has counseled thousands of individuals and professionals through 1:1 benefits counseling, group educational programs, webinars, and professional training sessions. Lindsay has had the distinguished honor of presenting at several national and regional conferences on best practices for outreach and education for Medicare beneficiaries. In 2011 Lindsay founded Medicare Mentors as a private, fee-for-service, Medicare and Retirement Health Insurance Consulting firm to provide education and personal guidance that "empowers individuals to be informed consumers of their retirement healthcare options”.
In addition to expertise in Medicare and retirement health insurance counseling, Lindsay is an Adjunct Professor of an Aging and Mental Health course with UCONN’s School of Social Work- her Graduate school Alma Mata. With over 15 years of experience in the field of aging services and resource coordination for older adults and their caregivers, Lindsay offers social work consulting to address long-term planning for successful aging through professional guidance, information, and referrals.