Meet Our Team of Senior Care Experts in 2024

Our experts have experience in a variety of fields and contribute their decades of expertise to SeniorLiving.org content.

Jeff Hoyt Jeff Hoyt Editor in Chief

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SeniorLiving.org’s team of experts is made up of highly-trained doctors, best-selling authors, speakers, and senior care professionals. This team uses their collective 100+ years of expertise to educate and empower our community to age with confidence. They bring a wealth of experience to the table. This hands-on expertise — combined with a passion for helping seniors — allows them to create the most honest resources on aging. Our vibrant community benefits greatly from their work, and it’s a responsibility our experts take seriously. With this in mind, they conduct in-depth research on senior housing, health and care, planning, and more. Drawing from rich professional experience, our team shares their expert advice to help seniors age with confidence. They are excited to further our mission of empowering seniors and caregivers as we connect them to the resources they deserve.

Our Experts

Linda Schlenker
Linda Schlenker
Fall Prevention & Senior Safety Expert
As a trusted professional in the world of senior care, Linda lends her brilliant insight on all things senior safety. She has a special interest and expertise in fall prevention. And she loves helping seniors remain safe and secure. Learn more about Linda →
Brad Ingrao
Dr. Brad Ingrao
Audiologist
Brad Ingrao, AuD, has been a practicing audiologist since the 1990s. Over the past few decades, he has helped thousands of seniors find the right hearing aids for their needs to improve their quality of life. Learn more about Brad →
Scott Witt
Scott Witt
Elder Home Care Expert
Scott has spent over a decade advocating for seniors. As the founder of Select Home Care Portland, Scott helps older adults find the in-home care they need to age in place safely and thrive independently. Learn more about Scott →
Eric Olsen
Eric Olsen, Esq.
Senior Financial Law Expert
As the executive director and founder of the nation’s only nonprofit law firm focused on protecting seniors from creditor harassment, Eric Olsen offers financial and legal advice to seniors across the U.S. Learn more about Eric →
Dr. Abby Altman
Dr. Abby Altman
Geropsychologist/Senior Mental Health Expert
Dr. Abby Altman’s clinical work is focused on older adults and evidence-based psychotherapy. Every day she is honored to participate in her clients’ health-related treatment, whether the focus is on caregiving. Learn more about Abby →
Jessica Harder
Dr. Jessica Harder
Neuropsychiatrist
Dr. Jessica Harder is an award-winning neuropsychiatrist, educator, and researcher. At the prestigious Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dr. Harder treats brain disorders, including dementia, depression, PTSD, and many others that impact millions of seniors in the U.S. Learn more about Jessica →
Sharon Boyd
Sharon Boyd
Registered Dental Hygienist
Sharon worked in clinical dental hygiene for 15 years with a passion for education and preventative care techniques. Today, she has written thousands of pieces of patient educational material for dental providers worldwide. Learn more about Sharon →
Ruth Reisman
Dr. Ruth Reisman
Audiologist
Ruth Reisman, AuD MBA, is a licensed audiologist and hearing aid dispenser in New York state and is certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association. Dr. Reisman’s research and methods in the assessment and treatment of hearing disorders in some of the most challenging cases have been awarded and recognized within the field of audiology. Learn more about Ruth →

Our Promise to You

It’s no secret that aging can get pretty scary at times. It’s a new stage of life that brings joy and sadness, challenges, and uncertainty. But here at SeniorLiving.org, we aim to be your trusted friend through it all. Our experts and editorial team are always on the lookout for new topics to cover and new ways to help. Whether it’s sharing about the latest medical alert systems, helping seniors find affordable housing, or giving advice to caregivers and loved ones — we do it to improve lives. That’s why our community is growing in popularity and impact every day. Over 100,000 people turn to our experts for honest research, advice, and recommendations. We’re committed to remaining a top resource on aging-related topics, well into the future. And we couldn’t be happier to have you along for the journey. Let’s take the guesswork out of aging, so that you can age with confidence and truly enjoy your golden years.
Written By:
Jeff Hoyt
Editor in Chief
Read About Our Panel of Experts
As Editor-in-Chief of the personal finance site MoneyTips.com, Jeff produced hundreds of articles on the subject of retirement, including preventing identity theft, minimizing taxes, investing successfully, preparing for retirement medical costs, protecting your credit score, and making your money last… Learn More About Jeff Hoyt