In 2003, one of our closest friends passed on. While learning how to arrange care for her during her illness, we were overwhelmed, uneducated about the health care industry, and unequipped to find all the help needed to best take care of her.
In 2008, many of our friends were faced with finding care and making arrangements for their aging parents, and they were also frustrated by endless separate web searches, an industry full of confusing terms & inefficiency in coordinating resources.
JOGN Online is dedicated to our friend Eva Lengyel, and to all of us needing a fast, easy and comprehensive source to help find care for an aging loved one.
Ron Kustek, President. Drawing from experts in the field, he realized and understood that people were frustrated having to do multiple searches when trying to find and decide on the best care for a senior or elderly friend. Building on his experience and expertise with site design and internet search marketing, he worked with the world’s leading internet design and web-marketing companies to create the site.
With over 25 years of senior marketing expertise from the entertainment industry and marketing brand giant Coca-Cola, and 10 years of entrepreneurial success creating Los Angeles #1 spa, Ron has organized and created the world’s most comprehensive internet site available for geriatric and senior care. Envisioning the ‘Single Search For Elder Care’ Ron made sure that a person is able to quickly and efficiently find all the care resources they may need when either planning for their own care, or the care of a loved one.
The Advisory Board:
Our Advisory Board was formed to provide the greatest online resources available to help you with your senior care decisions. We continuously work with experts in the fields of geriatric care, elder law, financial planning for seniors and more, to provide you tools & resources that are credible, reliable, and as helpful as possible.
Cathy Cress, M. S. W: Ms. Cress holds an MSW in Aging from U.C. Berkeley. Her book, Handbook of Geriatric Care Management, Jones and Bartlett, came out in a second edition in February 2007 and is considered the bible of geriatric care management. Her new book Care Managers, Working With the Aging Functional and Dysfunctional Family, Jones and Bartlett, was published in August 2008.
Ms. Cress is the founder of GCM Consult, working with beginning GCM businesses. She is a lecturer in Gerontology at the University of Florida. She was founder and director of Cresscare, a GCM business, for 25 years.
James R. Rosen, Esq. Mr. Rosen’s been featured in the 2006, 2007 and 2008 issues of Los Angeles and Super Lawyers magazines and recognized as one of the premiere attorneys in Southern California. (Read about Super Lawyers) Jim also has been recognized among Southern California’s “Best Lawyers” by American Lawyer, appearing in the Los Angeles Times. Mr. Rosen is rated as an “AV” lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell, the national attorney ranking service. An “AV” rating is the highest rating awarded, indicating an attorney has reached the height of professional skill & excellence.
Affiliations: California State Bar, Personal Injury Litigation, Labor & Employment Sections; American Bar Assoc; Los Angeles County Bar Assoc; Beverly Hills Bar Assoc; Consumer Attorneys Assoc. of Los Angeles; U.C.L.A. Alumni Association; Phi Kappa Phi Alumni Assoc;.