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Behind the Old Face


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Angil Tarach-Ritchey RN, GCM is a national eldercare expert, best-selling author, speaker, educator, and consultant, born in Detroit in 1960. She began working with the elderly at the age of 17, and describes a profound experience she had in the nursing home she worked in, in 1977, in her book "Behind the Old Face: Aging in America and the Coming Elder Boom," which has been honored with 2 Book Awards in 2013. With over 30 years experience in senior care and advocacy Angil is very passionate about eldercare and is well respected in her field. Angil has written nearly 80 articles for various websites and publications, and has been featured and quoted as an expert in many publications, including CNBC, Chicago Sun Times, CBS, Case In Point Magazine through Dorland Health, McKnight's Long Term Care News, Reuters, Consumer Affairs, MSN Careers, PTO Today, Second Act, Women Entrepreneur, Medpedia, Vitamins Health, Pain Today, Aging Wisely, Medworm, Alzheimer's New Zealand and several other publications. She has been featured in CBS Detroit, WE Magazine for Women, Life Goes Strong, His is Mine, Pedagogy Medical, You and Me Health Magazine, Faith Filled Family Magazine, and more. Angil has been the featured guest and repeat guest on several radio shows, and as a featured TV guest on the Your Money, Your Life Show. Angil's 33+ year career in geriatrics included nursing and care management positions in home health and hospice, but she has held positions in everything from a nurse's aide to Director of Nursing in Long Term Care facilities, a Charge Nurse in a Skilled Memory Care unit, and as the owner and Director of a Senior Homecare Agency in Ann Arbor for 10 years. Angil's brief time away from geriatrics included positions as a Nurse Manager in an acute psychiatric prison hospital, and an Infection Control Coordinator for the State of Michigan. Her experience is more than professional, it is personal. Angil was involved with her Grandmother's care and intermittently to her aging parents. Angil's healthcare experience goes beyond service. After 5 years of suffering with a life changing mystery illness, she was diagnosed in 2008 with Sjogren's Syndrome, and Chronic Fatigue Immune Deficiency Syndrome. In October 2013 Angil was diagnosed with Breast Cancer and is currently in treatment. Being on both sides of healthcare, as a professional and patient, gives her a unique point of view. Angil currently writes for NurseTogether, Pedagogy Inc, and CareNovate Magazine.

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