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.


Dana Duppen — Care Manager

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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.