Backed by 30 Years of Experience Preparing and Filing Medicaid Applications to Benefit YOU!
Kathy Kestler, OTR/L, CGCP, CCM, Senior Care Advocate, Medicaid Specialist
Kathy Kestler founded Medicaid and More… in 2019 offering Senior Care Advocacy and personalized assistance for Medicaid applications. She noted that many of her clients were having difficulty navigating through our healthcare system and were also struggling with the Medicaid application process. These obstacles were causing clients long delays in receiving their necessary medical care and were putting the clients at high risk.
Fortunately, Long Term Community Care Medicaid benefits provide funding and offers access to healthcare services – such as, costly senior living facilities or for home health care services – that otherwise would not be financially available for many. Medicaid Application Processing and Senior Care Advocacy became Kathy’s mission- Helping Seniors navigate through the transitions of care within our healthcare system, assisting in acquiring financial benefits to receive the proper medical care, and enabling them to live their best life!
Kathy began her career in 1992 after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio. She maintains her Florida License in Occupational Therapy specializing in Geriatrics. For the past 30 years Kathy has provided compassionate care to thousands of local families as a Case Manager advocating for Senior’s healthcare needs while assessing the client’s Activities of Daily Living Skills, coordinating, and assisting with transitions of care from one health care setting to the next, preparing, filing, and processing Medicaid Applications, performing Home Safety Assessments, assessing Cognition Levels, and offering Community Resource Referrals to fill in for gaps of care.
To improve her skills and abilities, Kathy became a Certified Geriatric Care Professional and is recognized as a Nationally Board-Certified Case Manager. Her experience includes working in various settings such as hospitals, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, home health, and out-patient clinics. She keeps up to date with the Medicaid Rule’s changes and is in regular contact with the community leaders of Elder Law. Kathy volunteers with various organizations such as Alzheimer’s Association and Parkinson’s Association, is the Past President and currently Vice-President of the Parkland Friends of the Library and attends health fairs and conferences as a guest speaker.
My Family! - My Inspirations!
Sylvia and Harry
Barbara and Fred
Edna and Joe
Family is very important to Kathy, and she credits her real-life obstacles and experiences that she endured when assisting her own family members’ navigation through the healthcare and benefit system as that guiding force which is fueling her passion to help other Seniors to live their best lives and to overcome this challenging time of their lives.