Stuart Gaines, CPA/MBA, CFO
“Life changes can be overwhelming for individuals, families or organizations. Our greatest reward is offering hope and reassurance to the people we work with, whether through personal care assistance that enriches one life, or through development of management practices that positively affect many more.”
Stuart is the immediate past board chair of Eldersource, Inc. the Area Agency on Aging for Northeast Florida, and the former board chair of both the Alzheimer’s Association of Florida and Alzheimer’s Association of Illinois.
Stuart has shaped the direction of long-term care in Illinois, Wisconsin and Florida, as evidenced by the Illinois Governor appointing Stuart to chair the commission that wrote the State’s dementia care standards. Prior to this, Stuart co-founded Wisconsin-based Elder Haus Concepts, Ltd. and grew the business to become one of the largest providers of dementia services in the nation.
Stuart’s expertise involves working with long-term care facilities, service organizations, and governmental agencies to develop innovative programs that better serve seniors; most recently, this includes assisting cities throughout northern Illinois involved in the World Health Organization’s Age-Friendly Livable Communities initiative.