Changing the aging equation through advocacy, education, and connection
In home needs assessment
Ongoing Advocacy and Support
Care Partner Support and Education
Confidential Consultation in the privacy of your home at your convenience
Program Evaluation and Implementation
Staff Training and Development
Mindfulness Based Group Support for Residents and Staff
Customized Curriculum based on the needs of the team
Promoting an inclusive community for citizens of all ages
I founded adding UP because I am excited about offering robust, respectful and revolutionized services empowering individuals to reach their personal potential in all dimensions of wellness. For more than 20 years in nursing and working with older adults, I learned from exceptional professionals, dedicated direct care teams, caring families and those individuals living with memory loss who teach us all how to make each moment matter. I learned effective ways to break down barriers and dismantle stigmas toward persons living with neurocognitive decline.
We know that building an anti-ageist society will transform life experiences for and significantly benefit both older and younger generations. Everyday professionals around the globe are finding new and more effective models of care. Science is identifying better indicators of health as we age. But much of what is being discovered, invented and developed is not practiced in our communities, neighborhoods or homes—and that concerns me.
Recognizing the challenges experienced by many older adults, I am concerned that persons living at home don’t feel welcome in their own neighborhood, that individuals often receive round the clock care that falls short of best practices, that caring families whose work is becoming the backbone of healthcare in this country do not get the assistance they vitally need.
I started adding UP to be a part of the solution. Professionally, I led the development of nationally award-winning programs and taught hundreds of both professional and family caregivers practical and vital strategies for supporting persons living with memory loss.
I know that through advocacy, education and connection, individuals, families, professionals and the community at large benefit from support that is accessible, affordable and credible.
It all adds up.
-Cheryl Levinson, RN-BC
Founder and Care Manager
American Psychiatric Nursing Association
American Society on Aging
Mental Health and Aging Network Leadership Council for the American Society on Aging
Recognized with the 2018 Board Certified Nurse Award for the Psychiatric Mental Health category by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.