I could not be more proud of the work Erin Kopecki is doing in our community. She has the entrepreneurial spirt, amazing & kind demeanor, and I simply love that she is helping a really important group here on island. I have an Uncle who has permanent brain damage and through this have come to understand and respect the challenges of home-care and caring for a loved one from afar.
Erin is the type of person you just want to be around as she radiates positive energy. I am excited to share the work that Erin and her company are doing in our community because I hope more families learn about TUCKed In Eldercare, geriatric care management services. It is incredibly important for all of us out here on Nantucket and even more so if you have an older relative living here seasonally or year-round. Cheers to you Erin and the great work you are doing! Please read below to learn more about this amazing Salty Soul!
-The other Erin
Q: How long have you being living on Nantucket full-time and what brought you to the island?
A: I moved to Nantucket in October of 2015- crazy to think this fall will mark 4 years living the island life! I wasn’t one who summered on Nantucket before taking the leap to be a year-rounder. I moved here not knowing anyone or anything about this beautiful little island, in the middle of fall leading into those “dreadful” winter months (which I happen to now look forward to). Thanks to an career opportunity at Our Island Home, I became a wash-ashore.
Q: When did you start TUCKed In Eldercare and what should people know about the service you offer?
A: After working at Our Island Home for two and a half years, I venture onward to start Nantucket’s very own Aging Life Care Management business- TUCKed In Eldercare. We recently celebrated our one year anniversary. TUCKed In Eldercare is here to provide ongoing advocacy, support, management, and so much more to our clients and their families. It’s important that I offer families the opportunity to maintain that child-parent relationship, as so often the roles reverse when our loved ones grow older.
In a way you can think of us as a surrogate family member, an aging expert and consultant, or a “wedding planner” for growing older and aging in place. Let us help you, by taking on the stress, so you can continue making memories and enjoying life with your loved ones as they journey through the aging process.
Q: How did you originally get into this area of focus? It is admirable and we love the work that you are doing!
A: A big shoot out goes to my Grandmother- she is the reason to my career path and achievements. I embraced the moments we spent together and looked up to her as a young girl. Unfortunately, she passed when I was twelve, soon leading me to volunteer at nursing homes. I discovered a new passion- eager to make a difference in the lives of seniors. I studied gerontology and management as an undergraduate and graduate student- a licensed nursing home administrator, certified care manager, and a family volunteer with the Alzheimer’s association, I am here to make a difference in the lives of our Nantucket seniors.
Q: Are you able to also help families with loved ones that are not perhaps elderly but might have brain injury, other disabilities, etc.?
A: I am here to make an impact, hoping to help as many individuals within our community. I am always willing to learn about the client and family’s needs and goals; however, if I don’t feel qualified or have the necessary education and background to best assist the family I would be sure to point them in the direction of someone who would be better suited.
Q: What is the best way for someone who is interested in your service to contact you?
A: I am reachable by phone, text and email: 508.577.5057 or firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also learn more about my services at: www.tuckedineldercare.com and follow us on Instagram tuckedin.eldercare.
Q: On a personal note, we hear you are engaged! Who is the lucky guy?!?! And how did he propose?
A: I am- it’s been a very exciting 4 months, involving lots of celebrating. The lucky man is Danno Lynch (I too am a lucky lady!). Danno is an agent at Fisher Real Estate as well as a fishing charter captain and a volunteer coach for youth hockey and lacrosse. Apparently Grandmothers play a big role in our lives- his Nana was the reason we met. Lucky for us, Danno’s Nana lived where I worked- we will always be grateful for Our Island Home and our Grandmothers for bringing us together.