What Families Say About
Satori Pathway

“I thought I would have to do this all myself. Thank God you are here.”
- John, St. Augustine, Florida

“You know what avenues to take. I wouldn’t know where to start.”
- Delores, Rockford, Illinois

“You made it all so straightforward and understandable. Your services are a God-send.”
- Helen, Jacksonville, Florida

“Satori helped us make the right choice….and that has given our whole family peace of mind.”
- Robert, Belvidere, Illinois

Satori Pathway: Who We Are
The people behind the Satori program have more than two decades of direct experience in assisted living, home based services, memory care, and in navigating our complex health care system. These experienced care managers and nurses are here to help when you do not know where to start.

Stuart Gaines - Satori Pathway
Stuart Gaines, Director
Stuart Gaines, CPA/MBA has spent the past 25 years helping organizations provide cost effective programming for persons with health challenges. Mr. Gaines has advocated for persons whose needs are not met by the traditional health care system. He was one of the lead designers of the Illinois assisted living industry and authored the standards of dementia care incorporated into Illinois statutes. He has promoted home and community-based services and the use of Medicaid waivers to finance home care for the families of persons with dementia. Mr. Gaines is also recognized for his expertise in all facets of dementia programming and his ability to work with professional staff to provide person-centered care for those with a dementia.

Mr. Gaines has volunteered his time to a variety of not-for-profit organizations. He served the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Illinois as chair of the board of directors, and as a board member from 1998 to 2010. He currently serves as chair of the board of directors for the Alzheimer's Association of Central and North Florida. Mr. Gaines is also a board member of Seguin Services, an organization serving the disability community. In his volunteer roles at the Alzheimer’s Association, he spearheaded the development of regulations for Alzheimer’s units in both assisted living and skilled nursing facilities. He sat on the assisted living advisory boards of both the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois Department on Aging from 2001 to 2005 and has been appointed to numerous blue ribbon task forces on aging and dementia issues.

Mr. Gaines has shaped the direction of long-term care in both Illinois and Wisconsin. In 1989, Mr. Gaines co-founded Wisconsin-based ElderHaus Concepts, Ltd. and grew the business to national prominence. ElderHaus employed a variety of innovative approaches to dementia care, allowing persons with dementia to remain in their communities. At the time of its sale in 1997, ElderHaus had grown to 29 dementia-specific facilities and was one of the largest providers of dementia services in the nation.

Mr. Gaines is committed to meeting the needs of those struggling with the issues of aging and dementia.
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Bernie Marinelli - Satori Pathway
Bernice (Bernie) Marinelli, Director, RN/BSN
Bernie Marinelli brings 20 years of dementia and behavioral nursing experience as an educator, clinician and administrator. Ms. Marinelli has focused her attention on helping seniors remain in their communities when faced with health challenges. She is the founder and CEO of Anam Care, Inc., a residential care organization specializing in behavioral programming and late-stage dementia care.

Prior to founding Anam Care, she was hospice supervisor for OSF, Inc. and later the director of dementia services for Highview Corporation. In the mid-1990s, Ms. Marinelli created one of the first late-stage palliative care dementia programs in Illinois. Since that time, Ms. Marinelli has focused on palliative care issues and the development of standardized protocols for persons with late-stage dementia. She is chair of the Northern Illinois Palliative Care Consortium. Ms. Marinelli is a certified holistic Reiki practitioner and a frequent speaker at long-term care conferences.

Throughout her career — which included being on staff at the Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital in Illinois— she acquired an in-depth knowledge of psychotropic medications and their application in dementia care. She also developed experience in setting up protocols for patients with a variety of end-stage disease types, and has refined a variety of holistic approaches in helping deal with difficult behaviors. “It just seemed natural for me to focus on behavioral nursing. It’s a field where you either shy away from it, or are drawn to it. And, I find the holistic approach can be very calming for people with dementia,” she says.

Ms. Marinelli has served the Rockford community in the field of “Community Health Nursing” and Hospice, developing the city’s first twenty-four hour on-call service to families in need of immediate care in the home. She has been certified in pain management and hospice care since 1988. Over the past fifteen years, Ms. Marinelli has been dedicated to developing community-based case management and home care services for the treatment of dementia and mental illness.
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Judith A. Weiher - Satori Pathway
Judith A. Weiher, Geriatric Behavioral Specialist
Ms. Weiher has more than 25 years of clinical experience in behavioral and psychiatric nursing. After earning her nursing degree, she worked at the Singer Mental Health Facility in Rockford, Illinois, on the developmentally disabled and adult psychiatry units. Following her tenure at Singer, Ms. Weiher was involved for many years in hospice nursing with Northern Illinois Hospice. In 2000, she started her own firm, Caring Consultants in which she is involved in geriatric care planning. In this regard, Ms. Weiher conducts assessments, monitoring, planning and evaluation, as well as psychiatric home care. “It is very satisfying for me to see people reach the maximum of their potential. To help them heal emotionally and be the most they can be is extremely rewarding to me personally,” she says.
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Glenn Lovgren - Satori Pathway
Glenn Lovgren, Director of Behavioral Services
Mr. Lovgren has more than 35 years of hands-on clinical experiences in adult and adolescent psychiatry, working with the developmentally disabled, those with newly diagnosed addictions, and individuals with severe mental illness. He is an experienced facilitator of psychiatric therapy and activity therapy groups, and is expert in behavioral management approaches and techniques. “It is a tremendous challenge and opportunity to explain to families about brain diseases and disorders and how that affects the entire family. We help people elevate to a better place of well being, and to me, that is very soul satisfying.”
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Glenn Lovgren - Satori Pathway
Jamie Glavich, Regional Director
It is remarkable how one’s personal experience can be a platform for a successful business that serves families. Jamie Glavich learned the hard lessons many years ago about caring for her mother who had early on-set Alzheimer’s disease. Her mother was young and had challenging behaviors and it was impossible to find a residential program that would care for her. So, Ms. Glavich opened her first specialized dementia care facility to care for persons like her Mom, people who were not accepted elsewhere.

Today, Ms. Glavich has more than 20 years experience providing specialized residential and adult day services to persons with Alzheimer’s, Lewy Body Dementia, Frontotemporal dementia or vascular dementia. Her programs have served families in the Jacksonville area since the early 1990s under the Almost Home banner. Ms Glavich’s programs provide affordable and highly specialized care to meet the needs of families who want to keep their loved ones in the community.

Ms. Glavich has done more than operate her own care centers. She has been instrumental setting the direction of public policy in Florida concerning dementia services. She was appointed by Governor Crist to join the Florida Alzheimer’s Advisory Committee. She served as the chair of public policy for the Alzheimer’s Association and advocated for improved services, better living environments, and family support programs. She is a certified dementia care trainer and offers her expertise to families as a support group facilitator for a number of care organizations. Ms. Glavich has served the Florida Assisted Living Association as a member of the Board of Directors and as President, and served as President of the Northeast Florida Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

As a Director with Satori Pathway, her goal is to help make the family dementia journey understandable, and easier for family members to make wise health care decisions. She has worked extensively in the senior care community with physicians, home health agencies, attorneys, and financial assistance programs and offers families a sense of peace and reassurance.

Ms. Glavich welcomes the challenge of helping counsel families on their dementia journey. “For years I have been helping families navigate the Florida system of care and financial assistance programs. There is a lot of confusion when families face a health care crisis. Now I can perform these duties with a team behind me and a comprehensive approach for families,” she explains. As part of the Satori Pathway team, she has the knowledge to help families plan for today and the foresight to help them prepare for tomorrow.
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For more information please call (815) 395-2157. For assistance or advice in Florida, please call (904) 732-4545.
We are here to help and we welcome the opportunity to learn more about your needs.