Who We Are
Sue-Marie's Education & Credentials
Master of Social Work, University of WA
Bachelor in Arts/Psychology, The Evergreen State College
WA Licensed Clinical Social Worker,#LW60540069
Certified Advanced Social Work Case Manager
Advanced Professional, Life Care Association™
Member, National Association of Social Workers
National Provider ID #1255887097
Meet Our Founder
Hello! My name is Sue-Marie Casagrande. I founded Care Plans Plus as a result of my desire to serve the seniors in my local community. I believe it takes a village to ensure our elders receive excellent care that is delivered with respect for the whole person, including their hopes and dreams for the future. I practice dignity conserving care that is person-centered, which means I listen closely to the needs and desires of your aging loved one while always putting safety first. I am committed to providing our seniors on the Olympic Peninsula with the very best options for aging well, which leads me to participate with other professionals that share my commitment to our area's aging population. I'm able to provide a local set of eyes and ears, combined with years of experience in assisting individuals in dealing with challenging circumstances due to medical and psychological issues and conditions.
I am qualified to conduct assessments and prepare care plans that measure independent functioning as determined by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid. Care plans can be required for estate planning purposes. They also help provide a guide from which family members and caregivers can work off of to create a comprehensive system of care for your aging loved one. Having a good plan and sustainable system of care in place can dramatically improve an senior's quality of life and ability to remain at home to aging in place.
I also help with referrals to local and statewide senior agencies, medical providers, and local home care companies. I can assist at hiring private caregivers for your elders. I can also help you and your elder cope with the stress of aging and illness. I look forward to meeting you and helping your aging loved one to live their best life possible!
Meet Our Office Manager
Greetings! I'm Deb Hurd. Greetings! My name is Debra Hurd. I am the office manager for Care Plans Plus. My background is in adult education. I graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a Bachelor’s Degree in Adult Literacy and helped folks who did not graduate high school attain a GED or High School Equivalency certification. My skills include working cooperatively, listening intently, and staying organized through planning and compassion action. These same skills now enable me to assist Care Plans Plus at providing the best care possible for it’s senior clients and their families and support teams. Because I am a senior citizen, I relish the task of helping other seniors achieve their goals and enjoy being part of a larger movement to ensure American seniors are valued and respected throughout their lifetime. I look forward to supporting you through my work at Care Plans Plus!
Meet Our Technical Advisor
Hi, I'm Ace Haynes. I enjoy supporting elders in part because I was raised helping disabled members of my family to live full and complete lives inclusive of their disabilities. I understand how important it is to have a strong advocate when dealing with the medical system. I support the goals of Care Plans Plus, which is why I agreed to take on the role of the technology advisor. My commitment is to help keep your personal information safe. Ace holds an Associates Degree in Arts & Sciences from Olympic College.