Elder Guru is owned and operated by Derrick Grant.
Derrick began his professional career working as a social worker in a nursing home, helping residents and families navigate the world of long-term care. He then worked as the Social Services Manager at an area agency on aging where he oversaw Information and Referral and programs such as Alzheimer’s Respite, Matter of Balance, and Meals on Wheels eligibility.
After that he became the Director of an Adult Day Care at an Alzheimer’s care facility and served on the board of the Maine Adult Day Services Association. Derrick then went to work for the State of Maine as a Research Analyst at the Office of Elder Services. He presently works as a Program Manager on Medicaid policy. Follow Derrick on LinkedIn.
Derrick founded Elder Guru in 2009 as a means to make aging-related information available to professionals working in the field (social workers, long-term care administrators, case workers, etc.). Since that time, the focus has shifted some toward also helping non-professionals, from people wondering about their Medicare benefits to caregivers seeking information for their loved one.
You can reach Derrick at elderguru @ gmail.com.