About Gary Kozick, LCSW

Gary Kozick

Gary Kozick Elder Care Solutions, L.L.C. is a geriatric care management service for individuals and families who need support to help older adults to either age-in-place or make the decision to move to a more supportive living environment.

Gary provides in-home consultations to people who reside within the Philadelphia, PA region. Gary also provides long-distance outreach to families who have aging relatives living in the Philadelphia area, or who may be relocating to the region.

While the greater Delaware Valley area has a range of services available to support aging adults, it can sometimes be overwhelming for families to make informed decisions about the type of care or services they might need.

Gary’s commitment to understanding each older adult’s personal needs, his 30+ years of professional experience and work with the elderly and families, all make him uniquely qualified to resolve problems confronting older adults and caregivers. His goal is to support families in identifying the best care options for addressing the older adult’s overall quality of life and well-being.

Gary understands the aging process and its impact upon an older adult and family because of having firsthand experience with his father’s Alzheimer’s disease and end-stage dementia.

Gary’s personal experience and insight came not only from his role as a son living with someone with dementia, but also from being a mental health professional and geriatric care manager. His experience as a health professional was instrumental to ensuring that his father obtained appropriate senior care services for staying at home, and later, transitioning to a senior living community. He will provide the same high level of commitment that he devoted to his father to help you with your circumstances.

Background
As a licensed clinical social worker, Gary is an accomplished psychotherapist with expertise in geriatrics, loss and bereavement, diabetes, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, and stress management. He is a skilled advocate and health care broker in the delivery of elder care services.

Gary has over 30 years of experience in healthcare operations and clinical practice in mental health and geriatrics in settings such as home care, assisted living communities, personal care facilities, skilled nursing facilities, and outpatient mental health /private practice. He has blended administrative experience and clinical practice having worked in a Health Maintenance Organization’s insurance/managed care setting, and administered a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). He also has experience working with persons who have developmental disabilites and traumatic brain injury.

Gary is past president of the board of directors for the Health Care Managers Association of Albany, NY.

Services Provided Click here to view all service options

  • Consultation to families, residential care facilities and health care organizations
  • Assessment of individuals
  • Coordination of services and care
  • Home visits
  • Advocacy for consumers
  • Monitoring of care
  • Information and referral
  • Managing aging parents’ care from afar
  • Interstate transport
  • Support groups
  • Program development to residential care facilities
  • Staff development
  • Public Speaking

Certifications, Licensure and Memberships
Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) from Adelphi University, 1980
National Association of Social Workers, member from 1980 to present
Academy of Certified Social Workers, from 1982 to present
Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, 1987
Pennsylvania Social Work license, 2009 to present
New York Social Work license, 1989 to present
Virginia Social Work license, 1984 to present

Member of Philadelphia-region Eldercare Organizations

  • Eastern Pennsylvania Geriatrics Society
  • Montgomery County Network Connections
  • Professional Alliance of the Delaware Valley (http://www.mypcadv.org/)
  • Your Senior Advantage Team (YSAT)
Gary Kozick