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Your Personal Services Coordinator: The Heart of ChooseHome

Personal Services Coordinators. These specialists make the wide array of services available through ChooseHome work for its members. First and foremost, Personal Services Coordinators become your trusted advocates, helping to tailor the resources available through the program to your specific needs…and then access those resources.

When you join ChooseHome, you are assigned a Personal Services Coordinator who gets to know you, your preferences, your lifestyle, and works to ensure you stay healthy to maintain the level of independence you desire.

ChooseHome's Personal Services Coordinators

Image of Hannah BartonHannah Barton

Hannah Barton has always been drawn to older adults. Their stories. Their knowledge.

"I was the kid growing up who didn't play with my age group," she said. "I wanted to chat with the parents. Even now, I go to dinner parties and am the one chatting with older adults."

Barton is a graduate of Christopher Newport University and earned her master's degree in science and gerontology from Concordia University, where she studied the stereotypes surrounding older adults.

"My biggest takeaway from my schooling is just how important it is for older adults to play a role in their own care and to make their own decisions," Barton said.

"It's empowering."

Before joining the ChooseHome team as a Personal Services Coordinator, Barton worked at Warwick Forest, a Riverside continuing care retirement community in Newport News.

"With ChooseHome, a retirement community without walls, my role is to help our members age in place as long as it's safely possible."

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Image of Susan Lewton Susan Lewton

After moving to the United States from England and taking time to start a family, Susan Lewton earned her license in practical nursing through the Riverside School of Nursing.

Lewton has spent the majority of her career in wellness advocacy, first in the Wellness Clinic at Warwick Forest and then as a wellness coordinator with Life Care at Home, the predecessor to the ChooseHome program. She later added the role of senior care navigator to her duties.

When the opportunity came up to be a Personal Services Coordinator through ChooseHome, Lewton jumped at the chance. "I love doing it," she said. "I get more back than I give."

Image of Charlie MartinoCharlie Martino

Advocacy is at the heart of everything Charlie Martino does. His career in the health care field began as an architect specializing in hospitals and nursing homes. He then decided to make his work more personal, and began a second career as a gerontological specialist.

"Planning ahead in our industry, we call that successful aging," Martino said. "Riverside's ChooseHome offers the ability for families to create that plan and creates opportunities for folks to have those conversations."

Prior to joining Riverside's ChooseHome team as a Personal Services Coordinator, Martino operated his own firm, helping families caring for an elderly adult at home access resources in the community to reduce stress and improve the quality of life for everyone involved.

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