Ruth Force, Aging Life Care Professional®, Owner
Having 26 years of experience working with older adults and their families, Ruth is living out her passion. In 1993, Ruth received her License in Social Work through the State of Ohio after having graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She immediately started working in a long-term care setting where she grew to love the residents and enjoyed working with family members. After marrying her husband, Dwight Force, in 1994 and moving out of state, she found work at the YWCA’s Battered Women’s and Children’s Shelter later becoming their Crisis Line Counselor. Missing geriatrics, in 1996, Ruth received her master’s degree in Psychology and started work in a Geri-psych outpatient setting; she has continued working with geriatrics ever since.
Ruth’s knowledge spans all level of care settings; long-term care, home care, dementia-specific care, and geriatric care management (Aging Life Care™). Working with Dorian Maples & Associates, Inc. she received her certification in care management in 2006 through The National Academy of Certified Care Managers and is an active member, in good standing, with the Aging Life Care Association®.
In 2009, Ruth received her certification as an Eden At Home Trainer and supports the Eden movement to eliminate the three plagues of aging: helplessness, loneliness, and boredom. Being a resource to educate her clients to the care options available to them related to their medical conditions, is a strong focus for her.
Ruth is the past Indiana Unit Leader for the Aging Life Care Midwest Chapter. In 2021, Ruth was nominated to serve on the ALCA Midwest Chapter Board and is the Chair of the Newsletter Committee.
On September 1, 2020, Force Care Coordination +, LLC was formally open transitioning all clients from Dorian Maples & Associates, Inc.
Katherine Thompson, Aging Life Care Professional®
Katherine has been working with Ruth since April 2018 when she joined the Dorian Maples & Associates, Inc. team as a Life Care Coordinator. When the succession plan moved forward, she decided to transition over to Force Care Coordination +, LLC to continue serving her current clients and help continue assisting future clients.
Katherine received her Bachelor of Social Work in May 2016 from the University of Saint Francis. She worked in a long-term care setting, where in September 2016, she obtained a Social Services Designee certification. In 2018 Katherine received her certification in care management through The National Academy of Certified Care Managers and is an active member, in good standing, with the Aging Life Care Association®.
Katherine is currently the Indiana Unit Leader for the Aging Life Care Midwest Chapter.
Katherine has been instrumental in assisting our veteran’s through the VA Fiduciary services offered. She is passionate about helping the geriatric population in ways that allow them to live their days as best they can and loves to see them smile.
Katherine lives in Allen County with her husband, Blaine Thompson.