Ellen Borenstein – Founder and Owner of Dignified Living NC

Pronouns – She/Her/Hers

I became a practicing CGCM, Certified Geriatric Care Manager in 2015. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Radiologic Science from the University of New Mexico and completed a Graduate Certificate in Geriatric Care Management from the University of Florida.

I founded Dignified Living LLC, a private Geriatric Care Management company, to provide high quality service to clients and their families. While caring for my parents, I was overwhelmed with the number of resources available and needed the help of a professional to guide me in my decision making. I chose a GCM to help me and soon realized that this was a career path I felt passionate about. I decided to go back to school to be able to help other adult children and their loved ones. I continue to work collaboratively with others in the field to elevate the profession of Geriatric Care Management.



Beth Levine – Certified Geriatric Care Manager

Pronouns – She/Her/Hers

Beth joined the team in April 2021 as a Certified Geriatric Care Manager. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from UNC-Chapel Hill. She then received a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Maryland-College Park. In 2002 she achieved her National Board Teaching Certification. She taught special
education in public schools for almost 30 years, the last 18 with preschool-aged
special needs students.

Beth holds a Graduate Certificate in Geriatric Care Management from the University of Florida. She is strong and dedicated advocate by nature and has a tremendous amount of patience and compassion. She has extensive experience, both in her personal life and professionally, with people from diverse backgrounds, particularly in the Jewish and Black communities in Durham.



Dana Duppen – Aging Life Care Professional

Pronouns – She/Her/Hers

Dana joined the Dignified Living NC team in July of 2019. She earned a Bachelors’s Degree in Human Services from the University of Massachusetts at Boston in 1986. As a Geriatric Care Manager, she has spent many years in residential program management, in-patient and outpatient, and substance abuse treatment services. She has worked with the entire spectrum of population children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric. 

After marriage in 1990, she moved to Colorado to take care of her husband’s mother who had multiple sclerosis. After her passing, Dana began developing symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. This gave her firsthand experience with healthcare systems from a client’s perspective and made her more understanding, compassionate, and patient as a Care Giver. Combined with her background in mental health, it has made her a much more well-rounded person and caregiver. 

She wants to thank you for allowing her to serve your family.

Contact dana@dignifiedlivingnc