I joined MSRN more than two years ago. The reasons I joined were to better serve my clients as a Planning and Elder Law Attorney and to continue to build my team of resources that can also further assist the clients when needed.
MSRN has exceeded my expectations concerning both goals. It is however, important to remember that MSRN is no different than any other group you may join. The more active you become, the more benefit you will receive.
Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, I have made new friendships among the members of MSRN.
Woodstock, Howard County, MD
Melissa Barnickel, CPA, CLTC
She listened to us and help sort through mounds of options!
Baygroup (Melissa Barnickel) was very responsive to our many questions and concerns as we endeavored to identify the policy that would most meet our needs. She listened to us and helped us sort through mounds of options (many carriers, plan designs for both traditional long term care insurance and life insurance with a long term care insurance rider).
She and her assistant, Debby Lawrence, "held our hands" through every step of the process, and made sure we understood what we were doing "in the now: and what would come next. We had been delaying doing this (buying long term care insurance) for a number of years-- never feeling like we had met the right agent to work with.
Meeting Melissa changed that, and we are SO glad to have met her!
Several years ago I joined this organization when it was National Aging In Place Council. At the time, I had an emergency response systems business. I thought the name of the organization was a perfect fit for my business.
In 2014, NAIPC became our own entity and incorporated under the name of Maryland Senior Resource Network (MSRN).
Now I have many trusted resources to send people when they are in need of help with things like; where to go for a companion or aid for a parent; who to talk with about a facility that is right for their parent, grandparent; who to recommend for handyman services or even who can help a senior with their checkbook.
All these people are known to me personally and I find trustworthy and honest. The resources in MSRN are all high-end professionals, who I find I would not hesitate to refer a potential client to.
Helped us through some difficult family issues
We had no idea where to find the right fit for my mother in her final days. Deborah, whom I had met earlier at a networking event, was the person I contacted. Deb worked with us through the entire process, including some difficult family issues.
She was professional at all times, but also was sympathetic with our situation, and lined up the perfect place for mom. I cannot emphasize strongly enough how helpful Deborah was.
This difficult decision was made much easier because we found the right person to get us through the myriad of options out there. When the need arises, I cannot think of a better person to help you with the tough decisions that need to be made at times like this.
Your guidance was invaluable!
Thanks so much for your consistent and high-quality guidance for me and our family. You are in a business where emotions run high. Sherry, your guidance was invaluable to us in doing what was best for Mom & Dad.
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