Elayne founded the Alzheimer's Care Resource Center after spending more than 22 years helping families keep their loved one at home, as the founder of not one, but two well respected and very successfully South Florida private duty home care companies. Through the years she discovered that although her home care agencies had been quite successful in meeting the needs of the Alzheimer's patient, her caregivers ~ the spouses, sons and daughters, were continually losing the Alzheimer's caregiving battle and becoming her patients too. It wasn't until January 2013 when the news that an Alzheimer's caregiver went to a local nursing home, shot and killed his wife, and then killed himself, that she was propelled into action. After doing exhaustive research; recognizing the huge void in services and programs focused strictly on caregivers; and speaking with local and national Alzheimer's leaders, the Alzheimer's Care Resource Center was born and became the first non-profit organization in South Florida dedicated strictly to meeting the needs of family caregivers and those caring for someone with Alzheimer's, dementia or other neurocognitive disorder. Bio Elayne Forgie has been a professional geriatric care manager for more than 25 years and was a founding Board Member of the Florida Geriatric Care Managers Association. She is a member of the Case Management Society of America and the American Counseling Association and is the president and founder of ElderCare At Home. Elayne is presently serving on the Board of Directors for the Alzheimer's Association Southeast Florida Chapter and on the Executive Board for the Area Agency on Aging/Your Aging Resource Center. Additionally, she serves and on the Advocacy Advisory Board for the Alzheimer's Foundation of America and has been awarded both their Excellence in Care Specialist and Dementia Care Professional designations. She has been recognized on local, state, and national levels as both a certified geriatric care manager and as president/owner of an Inc. 500 company. She has over 25 years of direct experience focusing on the needs of older adults, caregivers, and family members living with the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease, dementia or other neurocognitive disorder. She has an impeccable reputation for providing comprehensive care and services and has helped thousands of families across the United States. Elayne is active in a number of local organizations including Executive Women of the Palm Beaches and the Women's Chamber of Commerce. She is presently working with other local leaders in the establishment of Dementia Specific Standards for service delivery to patients and caregivers affected by Alzheimer's disease. Elayne has been Recognized by Dr. Oz and Sharecare as the #3 Influencer Online for Alzheimer's! and as one of Maria Shriver's Alzheimer's Advocates & Architects of Change
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Why It Matters: Elayne Forgie's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Alzheimer's Disease With Early-Onset
Alzheimer's Disease With Late-Onset
Alzheimer's Disease Without Neurofibrillary Tangles
Familial Forms of Alzheimer's Disease
Lewy Body Dementia
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
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Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
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No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Palm Beach State
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
Care Manager Certified
Other Education | Completed 2001
Certified Dementia Practitioner
Other Education | Completed 2004
University of Michigan Advanced Clinical Dementia Practice
Other Education | Completed 2015
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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