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Tammy DeMelo - Medicaid Specialist
Tammy joined the Connelly Law team as a Medicaid Specialist after spending nearly a decade working in long term care, specifically nursing homes, the last eight of which was spent assisting seniors and their families qualify for Medicaid. She possesses a certification in Medicaid Applications from the Rhode Island Health Care Association (RIHCA) and attends continuing education trainings to stay informed on the latest State and Federal regulations regarding Medicaid.
“When I first started working in senior care, I really wasn’t sure what I could bring to the seniors I worked with. Another staff member told me to just be who I am and things would take care of themselves, and they sure did,” said Tammy. “I found that the seniors had a way of making you take a step back from your own life and validate what is and is not important. Their experiences and life stories taught me that those I worked with were not just defined by their age and what they could no longer do. I knew I had found my passion in life.”
When Tammy left direct care and began working in the business office and then with the Medicaid application process, she knew she had found her niche in the elder care field. “When those needing nursing care for themselves or for their families came to see me, they were often so overwhelmed by what they were facing emotionally and financially, just providing a listening ear would give them some hope.
Then, when I reviewed what needed to be done and helped walk them through the process, supporting them each step of the way, I could see and hear their relief as we moved towards submitting the application.”
When the Medicaid Specialist position became available at Connelly Law Offices, she jumped at the opportunity. “Because I worked in senior care, I knew Attorney Connelly and the outstanding reputation he and his staff have among providers. The choice to join his staff was an easy one to make.”
Tammy is available Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 3:00pm and can be reached at 401-724-9400 or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.