Kristine Chrisopulos named community engagement specialist for Structured Family Caregiving program (SFC) in South Dakota

BOSTON, April 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — In partnership with the state of South Dakota, Seniorlink will offer Structured Family Caregiving (SFC) to families caring for a loved one at home. Seniorlink, a tech-enabled health services company, has hired Kristine Chrisopulos to engage and educate the residents of South Dakota about SFC.

Chrisopulos brings experience working with seniors and family caregivers in home care to her new role with Seniorlink. She has focused her career on developing deep expertise in senior care in her home town of Sioux Falls. She most recently served as a Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Specialist in Sioux Falls, where she provided case management support to individuals with disabilities and their caregivers and coordinated in-home support services to keep individuals in their home and surrounded by family.  Prior to her role as an LTSS Specialist, Chrisopulos worked as a Counselor for McCrossan Boys Ranch, where she provided direct care and support services to the youth at the facility. 

“We’re honored to have Kristine join our team,” said Thomas Riley, Chief Executive Officer of Seniorlink.  “As we partner with the state of South Dakota to provide an SFC program that is unique to the needs of families in the state, Kristine’s experience and expertise will inform the program and ensure its delivery to the families and communities that most need help.”  

South Dakota’s SFC program serves people eligible for the HOPE (Home and Community Based Options and Person-Centered Excellence) Waiver, which aims to expand and enhance community-based long-term support services to care for an increasing population of seniors and adults with disabilities. Delivering care to residents in South Dakota’s rural communities is challenging, and a digital coaching solution like Seniorlink’s allows residents to provide care at home instead of in costly, distant institutional settings. Drawing on nearly fifteen years of experience delivering SFC programs in other states, Seniorlink’s SFC program in South Dakota provides a professional coach and a financial stipend to support caregivers who are caring for a loved one at home.

“Throughout my career, I have helped caregivers provide support, advocacy and care to their loved ones,” said Chrisopulos. “Each and every case is unique and none are easy. Seniorlink’s SFC program provides the resources to rally around family caregivers the way that they rally around their loved ones, and is another example of our shared desire to coordinate long-term services and supports for the residents of South Dakota.”

More information about South Dakota’s SFC program and the HOPE Waiver can be found at www.sfc-sd.com.

About Seniorlink
Seniorlink is a tech-enabled health services company that builds care collaboration solutions. The company serves patients and caregivers by partnering with risk-bearing provider and payer organizations to augment existing care management capabilities through solutions that leverage human touch and technology. Seniorlink’s team of compassionate, experienced professionals uses a proprietary platform, Vela, to encourage real-time collaboration among the extended care team that results in better outcomes at a lower cost. Backed by nearly two decades of care expertise, Seniorlink leads the way on delivering high quality care. Seniorlink’s Caregiver Homes Network is the first Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) provider in the U.S. to receive National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Case Management Accreditation with Long Term Services and Support Distinction. More information about Seniorlink can be found at www.seniorlink.com.


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