Laura Markey Monroe
Aging Specialist and Grief Educator
Through professional experience and her personal journey with cancer, Laura Markey Monroe was gifted with the passion to give back. She altered the direction of her life to be in service to seniors and has learned to navigate the many health systems in Charlottesville. Laura has worked at the Martha Jefferson House Senior Living, Commonwise Home Care as well as Westminster Canterbury of the Blue Ridge. Laura has learned to navigate the many healthcare options in central Virginia. With this hands- on experience and her work as a grief educator, she created LMM Senior Care to guide and support seniors in the greater Charlottesville and Crozet areas.
• Certified Aging Specialist (CSA)
• End-of-Life Doula
• National Public Speaker on Grief Education
• Hospice Volunteer
Assisting seniors and their families in living their best lives
"Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.”
– David Bowie
“She listens deeply and gently guides with the wisdom of someone who is both knowledgeable and keenly insightful.”
- Kara Snapp
“You want Laura as your advocate. She is well-regarded by so many and simply has a big heart for working in this field.”
- Kim Solis
“I was so impressed by her warmth and inclusive style. I left her program feeling enriched and craving more.”
- Margie Swanson
“I would describe her as
both luminous and direct, insightful yet funny, and lit from within with grace. Her class changes lives.”
- Judith Hannah Weiss
Is it time to ask for help?
The Mayo Clinic recommends asking yourself the following questions:
Are there significant changes with your health or memory?
Have you been losing weight?
Is there a change in your mood or spirit?
Are you able to manage
Are you confused about the next steps or need help assessing your options?
Laura offers free initial consultations to see if she can be of service. She can provide assistance in moving forward or support you taking your next steps autonomously. Laura provides a safe sounding board as you navigate care.
How do I know when it's time to ask for more help?
The Mayo Clinic breaks the warning signs of decline into eight basic categories.
Knowing these signals is helpful in determining when it is time for additional care beyond one's capabilities.
• Is your loved one able to manage self-care?
• Is there significant memory loss?
• Is your elderly loved one safe in the home?
• Is your loved one safe driving a car?
• Has your loved one lost weight?
• Has your elderly loved one's mood or spirit changed?
• Is your loved one socially active?
• Is your elderly loved one walking safely and steadily?
Common signs of decline include poor hygiene, sloppy dressing, and an unkempt appearance.
If you have determined that any of these answers is yes, it is worthwhile to at least review the options for a safer environment moving forward.