Services for Elders and Their Families
when miles or circumstances prevent you from being there.
       
 Who are we?

ElderLink Inc. is a professional geriatric care management group, comprised of dedicated specialists trained and experienced in the assessment, coordination, and monitoring of services for older adults.  more...
 
 Where are we?

Centrally located in Jacksonville, Florida, we serve the people of Jacksonville and surrounding areas.  more...
 
 Meet our staff

Our unique blend of  people makes the best geriatric team in Northeast Florida.

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S. Gardner Riel
Founder and owner, ElderLink, Inc.


S. Gardner Riel began working in Gerontology in 1977 as a Certified Nursing Assistant. She went on to earn a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Liberty University, and a Master’s Degree in Mental Health from University of North Florida, as well as a Certificate in Aging Studies.

Ms. Riel has worked with indigent elderly mental health patients living in the community. Working with all types of community-based Medicaid programs, and working creatively, she was able to attain the various services needed to assist her clients.

In 1993 she developed an award winning Corporate Information and Referral Program in conjunction with the Area Agency on Aging that assisted employees of many local corporations in locating appropriate services nationwide. Since many adult children live at a distance, knowledge of appropriate services, and how to access those services wherever their elder lives, is necessary. She has served several Fortune 500 Corporations as their eldercare information service provider.

Ms. Riel is an adjunct professor at Jacksonville University teaching courses on Gerontology and Social Work. She has managed a home health care company - and has worked with Medicare, Medicaid, and Private staffing. She has also worked as a social worker/ hospital discharge planner, planning a variety of rehab choices for elders in Northeast Florida. Ms. Riel has served two terms as a Florida State Long Term Care Ombudsman. Serving in this capacity, Ms. Riel has visited virtually every Assisted Living and Nursing facility in Northeast Florida.

In 1993 she initiated and orchestrated the ‘Partnership for the Arts’, an event that assisted elders in attending cultural and culturally diverse concerts and events with Jacksonville University and other area businesses.

Ms. Riel has served as an Executive Board Member of the Northeast Florida Alzheimer’s Association. She has written for several publications, including the Florida Caregiver Magazine, on topics regarding balancing work and family. She has served as a Hospice Volunteer and belongs to numerous local and national organizations such as the Florida Council on Aging, National Association of Geriatric Care Managers, National Alzheimer’s Association, and the Florida State Guardianship Association.

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