|Rich O'Boyle is the Founder and Community Coordinator
of ElderCare Online. He attended The George Washington University where he earned an MBA
in Economics and Strategy with an emphasis on the management of long-term care
organizations. He has worked as the senior health care correspondant in CCH Inc.'s
Washington, D.C. news bureau and worked as a technology and management consultant. He has
served as an advocate for the rights of nursing home residents as a Long-Term Care
Ombudsman in Suffolk County, N.Y. He is also active on the Board of Directors of his local
Rich is a member of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers and the American Society on Aging.
Rich started ElderCare Online in 1997 with a vision to create an online community where caregivers could connect with each other for information, education and support. He has been fortunate enough to have learned about dementia caregiving from many hands-on caregivers around the world through online support groups. He serves as discussion group host and editor-in-chief of the overall ElderCare Online site.