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Megan Carnarius, RN, NHA, LMT, is a published author and the owner of Memory Care Consulting, LLC.  Megan has over 22 years in direct management of memory care settings in skilled and assisted living, with 33 years in geriatric nursing.  She is a registered nurse (RN), a licensed nursing home administrator (NHA) and licensed massage therapist (LMT).  Megan served on the Alzheimer’s Association education committee, designed award-winning memory care facilities, and served as an adjunct faculty member at Naropa University.  In 2015, she published “A Deeper Perspective on Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias: Practical Tools with Spiritual Insights” (Findhorn Press).  Megan recently launched her consulting practice.  She provides building design & program consulting, care management and caregiving consulting to families and facilities, and lectures and training.  Megan can be reached at: megan@memorycareconsulting.com and www.memorycareconsulting.com.


Colorado Real Estate Journal is pleased to announce the keynote speaker for its April 17th Senior Housing and Care Conference. Megan Carnarius, internationally-renowned author and speaker on dementia and memory care, will kick-off the conference with an inspiring presentation on successful operation of memory care residences.

With a doubling of memory care assisted living inventory in Colorado over the past few years, many properties are struggling to meet their occupancy and revenue goals. Just in the three years from 2016 through 2018, memory care bed capacity in Colorado will increase by nearly 1,500 beds in 39 new properties. Competition is intense for residents and quality staff and will grow even more difficult. Responding to this extraordinarily difficult competitive environment, Megan’s keynote address will focus on unique strategies to attract and retain staff, as well as how to deliver on the promise of quality care for residents.

Author of the recently-published book, A Deeper Perspective on Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias, Megan is in great demand as a speaker, having presented to tens of thousands of participants nationally as a keynote speaker, lecturer and trainer over the past 30 years. Megan’s knowledge is always conveyed with warmth, humor, and obvious love for individuals with dementia and their families and caregivers. From presentations at the World Alzheimer’s Association to trainings at individual memory care residences, Megan inspires professionals to do the very important and special work of caring for those with memory loss.

After 21 years direct experience in successful operation of memory care in skilled and assisted living settings, Megan founded her firm, Memory Care Consulting in 2016. Memory Care Consulting, based in Boulder, Colorado, provides expertise to developers and operators on building design, programming systems, and corporate and staff training.  Megan can be reached at www.memorycareconsulting.com, megan@memorycareconsulting.com.