From the people who answer our phones to the people who come to your home, we have assembled a team of professionals with big hearts. Working together, each of us brings knowledge, insight and wisdom to guide you and your family through the elder care journey.
Our team includes:
Kari Buist-Baker, Founder, RN, CCM, LNC
Kari Buist-Baker is the Founder of SeniorLife Management, Inc. and is a highly qualified expert clinician with a rich background in a variety of health-related arenas. Kari’s expertise as a Registered Nurse and a Nationally Certified Case Manager & Gerontologist allows her to coordinate multiple services to maintain the best standard of care for your family. She is also a passionate believer in pushing the envelope later in life. Kari started training & running marathons after age 50 and left the corporate world shortly before her 60th birthday to seek a more rewarding career as an entrepreneur.
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Jennifer Baron RN, CMCN, BSN
I have been practicing as a Registered Nurse for over 30 years’ time. I have had experience doing home health care in the homes of countless patients and provided Hospice care working at Visiting Nurses Association for 12 years. I also was a grant funded RN finishing three different projects serving special need pediatric clients and their families in Orange County, my home of over 50 years’ time. I enjoy Geriatric Case Management with Senior Life Management as it is so important to provide advocacy & support for our precious seniors. Personally I enjoy art, tennis, nature places, & music and value the precious time spent with friends and family. Working at Senior Life Management company is a privilege as we are here to give you peace of mind and provide invaluable resources for maximal support and help for your loved ones.
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Linda Lathrop – Office Manager, BA, CSA
Linda worked in the senior healthcare industry for seven years for several home care agencies in Orange County before coming to SeniorLife Management, Inc. in October 2010. She met Kari through her connection with home care. Linda coordinates the daily operations and activities of the office. Her background is in Communications/Public Relations and she is a Certified Senior Advisor. She earned her BA from Cal State Fullerton. Linda supports the American Diabetes Association.
Heather Missico – Executive Asstistant, BA
Heather worked for Oracle as an executive assistant for three years after receiving a BA in Business/Marketing. In 2005, she took a break from the corporate world to raise two wonderful kids. Heather returned to the workforce in 2014 and found a great fit at SeniorLife Management.
Ryan Buist – Community Development
Joined Senior Life Management in February 2015 as a community liaison. Ryan has worked with community projects such as Boys & Girls Club and is EMT trained through a state certified program. Ryan is also an avid Billiards player.
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