About the Author

Angil Tarach-Ritchey RN, GCM, is a National Expert in Eldercare and Owner/Director of Visiting Angels in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Angil writes for the Alzheimer's Reading Room, NurseTogether.com, AnnArbor.com, Wellsphere, The National Senior Living Providers Network, and a variety of other sites related to eldercare. Her articles have been published all over the US and internationally in places like The Chicago Sun Times, Medpedia, Maturity Matters, as well as quoted in Reuters, Women Entrepreneur, Consumer Affairs, and featured in WE Magazine for Women. Angil is a Registered Nurse & Geriatric Care Manager with over 30 years experience in eldercare and advocacy. Angil's passion for senior care and advocacy has led to her authoring a book to improve America's perception of the elderly, called Behind the Old Face.

Angil has owned and directed Visiting Angels, a private duty homecare agency in Ann Arbor, Michigan, since 2002.

To view additional articles written by Angil Tarach-Ritchey go to;
Alzheimer's Reading Room
AnnArbor.com Ann Arbor's online news
NurseTogether.com A site for nurses, nursing students, and those interested in a nursing career
National Senior Living Providers Network Senior Care Jobs, News, and Professional Community

Angil understands providing care and receiving care. Chronically sick with Sjogren's Syndrome and Chronic Fatigue Immune Deficiency Syndrome since 2003, her 5 year battle through the healthcare system to get diagnosed tested her limits as her own advocate. Professional and personal experience enables Angil to offer a unique perspective into health care, life change, and advocacy.