Mary Peters, Chief of Operations

Mary E. Peters, President Care for Life

Mary E. Peters, MS, CMC
Chief of Operations

Care For Life was founded in 1995 by Mary E. Peters. Care For Life provides Geriatric Care Management and homecare monitored by nurses for seniors in the Tri-County Metro Area of Charleston, South Carolina.

Geriatric Care Management is an interactive process with families that assures long term care expectations are met for aging adults who are recovering from surgery, those with chronic illnesses and others who need companionship and help with activities of daily living.

Ms. Peters has been a healthcare professional for thirty-plus years. She began her career as an Occupational Therapist and was soon recruited as a Federal Lobbyist in Washington, DC, for Medicare and Medicaid issues.

Founder Mary Peters

Photo by Grace Beahm

Ms. Peters is a nationally Certified Care Manager and a Registered Guardian with the National Guardianship Foundation. She is a long time member of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers.

Her dedication to the causes affecting the elderly led her to serve on the Coalition for Successful Aging of the South Carolina Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging. Mary is a strong advocate for new legislation regarding Licensure of Home Care Providers in South Carolina.

Ms. Peters' speaking engagements have included the S. C. White House Conference on Aging and at the Health & Wellness Conference of the Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce. She is a regular lecturer on Geriatric Care Management to professional groups such as hospital case managers who are nurses and social workers.


Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce

Mary Peters, President of Care For Life, has joined the Charleston Chamber of Commerce as a Board Advisory member. Mary looks forward to influencing decisions that will benefit older adults in the community at large.



Articles

A Closer Look At Geriatric Care Management by Mary Peters, All About Seniors
Resources and Referral Directory of Grater Charleston, Summer 2015

Confessions of a Dutiful Daughter by Mary Peters, Charleston Mercury, January 12, 2012.

Mary E. Peters - Eldercare Visionary by Peg Eastman, Charleston Mercury, December 16, 2010. All rights reserved.


Mary Peters and her agency featured in The Post and Courier
Agency founder Mary E. Peters helps aged stay at home
Home care agency featured in Post and Courier
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Education:

  • BA Psychology at University of South Carolina
  • MS Occupational Therapy at Medical College of Virginia
  • Post Masters Graduate Certificate at George Washington University
  • Health Services Administration Residency, Washington, D.C. Veterans Administration Medical Center

Mary Peters, MS, CMC, RG, is a member of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers and adheres to its Pledge of Ethics

Pledge of Ethics from www.napgcm.org

PROVISION OF SERVICE
I will provide ongoing service to you only after I have assessed your needs and you, or a person designated to act for you, understand and agree to a plan of service, the results that may be expected from it, and the cost of service.
SELF-DETERMINATION
I will base my plan of service on goals you, or a person designated to act for you, have defined, and which enhance the decisions you have made concerning your life.
LOYALTY
My first duty is loyalty to you. I will always provide services based on your best interest, even if this conflicts with my interests or the interests of others.
TERMINATION OF SERVICE
I will end service to you only after reasonable notice. I will recommend a plan for you to continue to receive the services as needed.
SUBSTITUTE JUDGMENT
I will not substitute my judgment for yours unless I am acting in the role of your guardian, appointed by a Court of Law, or with your approval, or the approval of someone designated to act for you.
CONFIDENTIALITY
I will hold in trust any confidence you give me, disclosing information to others only with your permission, or if I am compelled to do so by a belief that you will be seriously harmed by my silence, or if the laws of this State require me to do so.
REFERRALS/DISCLOSURE
I will refer you only to services and organizations I believe to be appropriate and of good quality. I will fully explain to you any business relationship I have with any service I propose, and give you information on alternatives, if at all possible, so that you, or a person designated to act for you, can make an informed decision to accept or reject the services I recommend to you.
COOPERATION
I will strive to ensure cooperation between all of the individuals involved in providing service and care to you.
QUALIFICATIONS
I am fully qualified in my profession to provide the services I undertake. I continue to improve my skills and knowledge by participating in professional development programs and maintaining certification and licensing in my profession.
DISCRIMINATION
I will not promote or sanction any form of discrimination.