Anne Ellett, M.S.N., N.P.
Founder and Executive Director of Memory Care Support
Anne Ellett is a certified nurse practitioner with extensive experience in all aspects of dementia care, and the founder of Memory Care Support. She established the company to provide access to quality resources, educational products and services to improve the health and quality of life for the aging, as well as those charged with their care.
With an extensive background in senior housing and dementia care, Anne's professional expertise includes the establishment of signature dementia training curriculum, culture change programs, assessment of quality and high-risk indicators and fulfillment of quality outcomes and monitoring.
She has also created protocols for management of diseases of the frail elderly, conducted research in the field of dementia, monitored case management of homebound seniors, and assessed the level of care for patients residing in skilled nursing facilities.
Prior to founding Memory Care Support, Anne held the position of Senior Vice President of Health Services for Silverado Senior Living for more than 10 years. During her tenure with Silverado, she was recognized for her work in the area of dementia by the Center for Excellence in Assisted Living (CEAL) for her program to reduce psychoactive medications. In addition, she has been nominated to the U.S. Congressional Advisory Committee on Elder Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation.
Anne provides private consultation to individual families seeking the best in care for their loved ones living with dementia. She also consults with hospital groups and senior residential housing organizations in methods to improve the quality of dementia care.
A member of the Dementia Action Alliance, Anne speaks nationwide on standards for dementia care, innovations in programming, and training protocols for leaders, direct care staff and sales and marketing teams. She has also addressed fall and injury prevention, polypharmacy in the elderly, prevention of elder abuse and other health issues related to quality of care for the aging. Anne has delivered keynote and workshop presentations to numerous organizations, including the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA), the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC), and at conferences for the state chapters of ALFA in Texas, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, and California.
Anne received a Bachelor of Arts in social sciences from the University of California, Irvine and Bachelor and Masters of Science degrees in nursing from California State University, Long Beach. Anne lives and works in Texas and California.