From the people who answer our phones to the people who come to your home, we have assembled a team of professionals with big hearts. Working together we each bring our knowledge, insight and wisdom to guide you and your family through the elder care journey.
Bonnie Noble Silberman is the owner of Geriatric Resource Services, a licensed Master Level Social Worker and Certified member of the Aging Life Care Association™ (formerly the National Association of Geriatric Care Managers). Bonnie is a Michigan native, graduating with both her Masters and Bachelors degree in Social Work from Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan.
Bonnie’s passion is serving her community and has had the privilege of serving on the board of directors for Meals On Wheels, Greenville Area Parkinson’s Society, South Carolina chapter of National Association of Social Workers and Upstate Senior Network.
Her professional experience includes working with families and persons with developmental disabilities, adjunct professor of Human Services, subacute care in a hospital setting and Home Health. She is skilled and confident in assessment, planning, resources and helping persons and families to mobilize, navigate and marshal change. She is dedicated to helping families and aging adults live well through the aging years.
Tara Allen is a licensed Master Level Social Worker, licensed Independent Social Worker, Member of the National Association of Social Workers, and a Certified member of the Aging Life Care Association™ (formerly the National Association of Geriatric Care Managers). Tara has worked with older adults, the disabled, and respective families for over 20 years. She specializes in the ongoing assessment of cognitive, mood, and behavioral status, promoting advocacy, coordination of appropriate community resources, and the provision of long term care options (remaining in the home, independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing facilities). Throughout her professional career, she has worked in Skilled Nursing Care, Home Health, Hospice, and provides consultative services to Long Term Care facilities in South Carolina.
Meghan Socko is a Licensed Master Social Worker, (LMSW) receiving her Masters in Social Work from the University of Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo) in 2011. Meghan began her Social Work practice in New York before moving to Greenville in 2012. Since that time, Meghan has worked professionally in the hospital setting, medical outpatient, and hospice. Meghan is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and has spent the greatest amount of her professional experience working with individuals with dementia and their caregivers, providing care management services in a specialized memory health outpatient setting, and teaching caregiving classes on dementia and dementia management for caregivers. Meghan has been a support group facilitator for the local Alzheimer’s Association and the Greenville Area Parkinson’s Society. Meghan serves on the Board for Community in Schools of Greenville.
Marian was born and raised in New York State and began working with older adults as a nursing assistant while attending college. She received her BSN from the University of Akron.
Her nursing experiences are broad in both inpatient rehab within a multidisciplinary approach to Home Health working directly with patients in their personal homes to teaching Nursing Assistants in both classroom and skilled nursing facilities.
Her volunteer activities include Safe Harbor women’s shelter, MOW, PTA co-chair of immunization initiative coordinating Smith Kline, Hamilton County TN Health Department and Erlanger Medical center and Hamilton County middle schools.
Marian is a current member of the Aging Life Care™ Association.
Marian holds a certification as a Dementia Dialogue Specialist and has attended and participated in Dementia workshops conducted by Teepa Snow.
Joan Woodlief is a Greenville native with a B.S. in psychology from the University of South Carolina and M.Ed. from Converse University. She has 40 years of experience in case management and in navigating the health care system. As a discharge planner for St Francis Hospital in Greenville and as one of their home health social workers and later work with two hospice programs, she has acquired invaluable skills in problem resolution, assessing client needs, and coordinating and accessing community support services such as non-medical care agencies, home health, alternative living options, and end of life documents. She offers emotional support to clients and their families and strives to help them with the best care plan to meet their individual needs.
In addition to her professional social work career Joan has also personally experienced the vital ( and often exhausting) role of being a caregiver. She first cared for her 84-year-old father in her home and a few years later became the full time caregiver for her husband who had Alzheimer’s Dementia and required total care in the home the last five years of his life. Joan is a strong advocate for client rights and for caregiver support systems.
Joan balances her professional life with walks with her Pomeranian, Sassy, and quiet times outside soaking up nature and chatting with her daughter, Christina.
I have worked with GRS for approximately two years and they have provided excellent care and assistance with an adult whom is in need of constant supervision. I am located several hours away and their professional and highly competent services gives me peace of mind and security that this individual is safe and well care for at all times. Thank you GRS for all you do.
GRS provides outstanding consultative services. We found the support provided to us essential in dealing with my wife's cognitive problem over the years. The resources the website provides on as an ongoing aid are also very helpful.
Bonnie (and her company) were an enormous help with my mom’s care as she started declining over a 2-year period. Bonnie was there for mom every step of the way with kindness, patience, wisdom and resources. She got us signed up with a terrific sitter agency; helped me move mom from independent living to assisted living; and helped me with lots and lots of confusing paperwork. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
A few years ago, my mother experienced a life-altering fall, and I was faced with navigating the elder care system in search of solutions. After doing an initial round of research and feeling totally overwhelmed, I was fortunate enough to find Bonnie Noble Silberman and her team at GRS, Inc. These professionals KNOW the elder-care industry and helped me make the best decisions possible—in our case moving my mom to an assisted living facility. They also took a holistic approach, getting to know my mother and fully understand our family’s situation in evaluating options. And when things changed, as they always do, Bonnie was there with me every step of the way—advocating for my mom’s best interests, looking for solutions as needs arose, and all along, providing me, the caregiver, with support, information, and sanity checks. Bonnie and her team were always available to me and was especially helpful when it came to accountability measures with providers. Without reservation, I highly recommend Bonnie and the GRS, Inc. team as partners in making important decisions regarding care for seniors.