Village Point Rehab case manager elected to board of Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey

Village Point Rehabilitation & Healthcare said its case manager, Saswati Chakraborty, has been elected to the board of the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter.

The mission of the Alzheimer’s Association is to lead the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

Chakraborty has more than 25 years of experience in the health care industry and 18 years of experience in marketing business development and admissions processes for several major companies. As clinical case manager at Springpoint’s Monroe Village and Village Point Rehabilitation & Healthcare, she provides coordination of clinical case management across all functions as a liaison between hospitalist providers, acute and postacute care facilities and other service providers like insurances and ancillary services. She specializes in assessment, treatment planning, linking, advocacy and monitoring with specialized training in ACOs, bundled payments for care improvement, reducing re-hospitalization initiatives and managed care organization single case agreements.

Board members of the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter bring the skills of results-oriented thinking, strategic planning and implementation. The recruitment of board members is led by the chapter executive director and is a year-round endeavor. It is a collaborative effort between the executive director and current board members, who participate in the recruitment of other high-level volunteers for the board and its workgroups.

Chakraborty has received specialized training in Alzheimer’s dementia, and recently completed an intensive six-month certification course in Understanding Dementia from Wicking Dementia Center, University of Tasmania. She is also a PAC Dementia Trained Coach by Teepa Snow. Trained by the Alzheimer’s Association in 2011 as a facilitator of Caregiver Support Groups for Alzheimer’s Dementia, she has been facilitating multiple support groups, including one for Early Onset Alzheimer’s.