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 we each bring our knowledge, insight and wisdom to guide you through the aging and elder care journey.
Our team includes:
Sharon Dickol, BS, CMC, AgeWise Solutions’ owner, and Geriatric Care Manager, has more than 30 years of experience in aging services, program and policy development, and services administration at the local and state level. Sharon completed her undergraduate work at the College of New Jersey and earned her GCM certificate at the University of Florida in Gainesville. She is a graduate of the Partners in Policymaking advocacy training program (1995) and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging Leadership Institute (2008). She has presented at local, state, and national conferences on topics related to aging and caregiver interventions since 2001.
Sharon is an Advanced Professional member of the Aging Life Care Association, an organization that is nationally recognized for professional standards and ethics in care management for older adults. Additionally, she is certified by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers (NACCM), the recognized credentialing organization which assures individual competence to perform the full range of care management tasks.
Celeste Galati, MSW, received her Master of Social Work degree and a certificate in Gerontology from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. She worked as a social worker in the DC metro area for many years in a wide variety of service settings. She went on to establish one of the first private geriatric care management firms in the country in 1986. Eventually, Celeste moved to Delaware and focused on raising her family. Never having lost her passion for working with older adults, Celeste was an eager and welcomed addition to AgeWise Solutions in March 2015.
Celeste brings a quiet warmth to her role, helping clients and families carefully address the complexities they face. She is able to focus on long-term needs while staying tuned into the small details that positively impact one’s quality of life.
Richard Hynes has been a reliable and trusted provider of adult day care and personal financial assistance to clients for more than 10 years. He assists those who need help with their day-to-day monetary affairs, document management, bill-paying, and medical claims filing. His services are well-suited to seniors, those with disabilities, busy professionals, and anyone overwhelmed with mail and unpaid bills. Rick will serve as Financial Power of Attorney in cases where banking and bill-paying support is needed. Rick is an active volunteer in northern Delaware and southeast Pennsylvania, assisting seniors and persons with disabilities obtain prescription coverage, choose healthcare plans and answer questions about Medicare benefits. He is also knowledgeable of the Medicaid application process, assisting those who are running out of resources and require long term care.