Team

Golden Pond Eldercare Who We Are
Experienced, healthcare professionals, committed to helping our clients live their best lives.

 

Megan DescutnerMegan Descutner, MSN, RN, CMC, CDP
Megan Descutner is a certified care manager whose nursing career has spanned rehabilitation, home health, long term care, mental health, and community and government relations. She has a masters degree in nursing and has worked with individuals and families from birth through end of life.

She established Golden Pond in 2011 and merged  ElderCare Strategies, founded in 1999,  into her firm soon after.  Since then Golden Pond ElderCare Strategies has helped clients live their best life. Above all, Megan is an advocate.

Megan is appointed to the Loudoun County Commission on Aging, and is a member of The National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers.  She is actively involved in community education to improve care for vulnerable, disabled, and elderly  individuals providing knowledge and tools to make a difference.

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Sara WatsonSara Watson, BSN, CDP
Sara Watson brings more than 25 years of nursing experience to her role as a geriatric care manager. Her nursing career has included geriatric nursing in the hospital, home healthcare settings and nursing homes. Her experience also includes case management in the insurance side of the healthcare process, working as a health insurance underwriting assessor and insurance claim case manager. With an elderly parent, Sara has also personally navigated the long-term care issues many aging seniors face including challenges such as long distance relocation and facility to facility transfers.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Western Carolina University, carrying on a tradition of nursing which now includes three generations, beginning with her late mother and now carried on by Sara’s daughter, a recent graduate of the School of Nursing at Liberty University now serving as a nurse at a hospital in Lynchburg.

Sara has a heart for the senior community and strives to anticipate and meet the needs of her clients. She enjoys her role as an advocate for her clients as well as assisting their families in navigating the often bewildering world of healthcare providers, facilities, and insurers that mediate the care provided to our elderly loved ones in this new age of healthcare in America.

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Mary Kay CrainMary Kay Crain, BSN, RN, CMC, CDP
Mary Kay Crain is a geriatric nurse care manager with more than 20 years of broad-based experience, including working in hospitals, family practice offices, and insurance companies. Her specialties include adult patient care, case management for the Medicare/Medicaid population, and patient education. She also has extensive experience caring for her parents, which has given her additional insight into patients’ and families’ needs.

Mary Kay received her bachelor’s in nursing from the University of Virginia. She also received her Faith Community Nurse certification from Shenandoah University and is a certified dementia practitioner.

Through her professional and personal experiences, Mary Kay has developed a love of working with the older adult population. As a geriatric care manager, she strives to advocate for her clients and their loved ones, offer health education, help coordinate care, and provide resources to ensure a safe living environment while promoting independence as long as possible. She believes support from others, a positive attitude, and a sense of humor are important to all of us, regardless of our age.

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Teresa DunbarTeresa Dunbar MSG, CMC
Teresa is a certified care manager and gerontologist, with over twenty years experience working with older adults. Prior to joining the team at Golden Pond, Teresa provided care management services, provided consulting services to churches, managed social service departments in rehabilitation and nursing centers, and provided social service in adult day care.

Her care management experience includes working for care management and home health agencies. In addition to professionally assisting older adults and their loved ones with health care decisions and planning, Teresa has first-hand knowledge and understanding of the challenges of aging with her own parents. 

Teresa obtained her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Richmond and her master’s degree in gerontology from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has a passion for advocating for older adults and ensuring they receive the services they need to foster maximum independence and safety, and enjoys addressing the unique circumstances of each client and providing the guidance needed.

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Teresa DunbarJennifer Price BSW, CMC, CDP
Jennifer is a Certified Care Manager and Certified Dementia Practitioner. She graduated from George Mason University with a bachelor’s degree in social work and has spent her career working in hospice, skilled rehabilitation/long term care and care management. In addition to working with aging adults and people with disabilities, she also worked with children in a pediatric long term care unit and was presented with an award for compassion.

Prior to joining Golden Pond, she worked in a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) established by Air Force officers for senior military officers and state department leaders. She has extensive experience taking care of retired veterans both within care communities and those aging in place in single family homes.

Jennifer has lived in Leesburg for the past 13 years with her husband and two daughters. She is known by her colleagues and friends as fun-loving, concerned for others, and efficient.

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