Managing the Personal Details for Exceptional Care
Advanced Aging Life Care Managers | Social Workers and Nurses
Our highly trained staff of social workers and nurses can help you find creative solutions to your most challenging issues with caring for aging parents.
Amy Hane, MSW, LMSW, C-ASWCM – Owner
“I have a passion for helping people navigate solutions for exceptional care, while empowering them to be as independent as possible.”
Amy received her Bachelor of Science degree and her Master’s of Social Work from the University of South Carolina. She worked in the areas of mental health and hospice prior to working in home health and care management. It was in her role as a Home Health social worker, that she gained an extensive knowledge of the long term health care arena and realized that much of our aging population and their caregivers struggle with how to make decisions related to care and in turn she founded Long Term Liaisons, LLC in 2011. Her background has helped her develop an extensive knowledge of in-home care services, assisted living communities, nursing homes, long term care insurance, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, the Veterans Administration and additional resources necessary to educate and empower her clients and their families.
She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and an Advanced Professional Member of the Aging Life Care Association. She is a licensed Master Social Worker in South Carolina and Georgia and is a Certified Advanced Social Work Case Manager.
She enjoys tennis, gardening, volunteering in her community and socializing with family and friends.
Lori Beth Charlton, MSW, LMSW, and C-ASWCM
“I am an Aging Life Care Professional because I love helping people live their life to the fullest, no matter what age. I get to do that every day!”
Lori Beth obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of South Carolina Aiken in 2010 and her Masters of Social Work from the University of South Carolina in 2014. During her undergraduate career Lori Beth took an interest in the aging population and took several courses related to gerontology which lead to her working at an Assisted Living before attending graduate school. Once in graduate school, Lori Beth spent a year working with the Newberry County Council on Aging. After graduation, she began her Social Work career as a hospice Social Worker in Aiken and continues to work in the hospice and home health fields. During this time Lori Beth has gained a vast amount of experience and understanding of challenges aging individuals and their families face on a daily basis, thus growing her passion for assisting families navigate this important, but often challenging, part of life. Other areas of experience Lori Beth has is pediatric oncology and hematology as well as with individuals with cognitive and intellectual disabilities. Lori Beth has a passion for helping individuals live their life to their full potential, thus she greatly enjoys working with Amy Hane and Long Term Liaisons as a Care Manager.
Lori Beth enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, especially engaging in outdoor activities such as swimming and bike riding. She also enjoys volunteering in the community through her local Phi Mu Alumnae Chapter and being a part of Aiken Females in Action (FiA), an exercise and fellowship group for women.
Leah Klein, C-ASWCM, MSW, LMSW, MPH
“I do this work because I enjoy helping older adults live their best lives, whatever that may mean to them. Whether I am helping someone transition to a safer environment or coordinating the resources to keep someone in their own home for as long as possible, their interest and personal preference is always at the top of my mind.”
Leah obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy as an undergraduate at Georgia State University. After spending several years in NYC working in project management, Leah moved back to Georgia to pursue a dual master’s program in Public Health and Social Work at the University of Georgia. During graduate school, Leah had varied internship experiences, from working in crisis management to managing the care of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. After graduation, Leah worked at a skilled nursing facility and that was her introduction to and where she found passion working with older adults. Leah has since worked in the fields of hospice and home health, thus gaining the knowledge and experience to help older adults and their families navigate the aging process. Leah feels that being a Care Manager with Long Term Liaisons allows her to perfectly marry her ability as a project manager and an advocate for older adults.
Leah enjoys spending time with her family; she has a husband, son, and a daughter. She also enjoys traveling, the arts, and spending time outdoors.
Vickie Conner, MSW, LISW-CP, LCSW, C-ASWCM
“I have always had a special fondness and desire to help clients and families navigate the unique challenges and care needs of aging individuals. So often there are resources and services that clients are unaware of that are available to support aging individuals to live a life of quality during the aging process.”
Vickie has worked as a social worker for over 30 years. Vickie received her Bachelor of Science Degrees in Psychology and Sociology from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri. After working with children in residential care, Vickie returned to college and obtained her Master’s in Social Work from Denver University in 1989. In 1995 Vickie become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has maintained that licensing to the present. Vickie is also a Certified Advanced Social Work Case Manager.
Working in many various settings has helped Vickie hone her case management skills and clinical counseling skills as well. Vickie brought her clinical counseling skills to work with clients in a nursing home setting in this past and currently provides counseling through Employee Assistance Programming (EAP). Vickie has maintained a professional relationship with Amy Hane, Owner of Long Term Liaison, over the 9 years she has worked in the CSRA through Hospice and EAP services. She has always recognized that Aging Life Care services and the work of LTL plays a vital role in supporting families and individuals in the CSRA. When Amy asked if Vickie would like to join the LTL team she said yes as she has always had a special fondness and desire to help clients and families navigate the challenges and unique care needs of aging individuals. So often there are resources and services that clients and families are unaware of that are available to support aging individuals to live a life of quality during the aging process. Helping families find and connect to those services is greatly fulfilling for Vickie in her role as a care manager.
Vickie enjoys spending weekends at the lake spending time with family and getting creative with pottery. She likes getting outdoors to walk, play golf and travel to the beach and mountains. Church and civic activities are an important part of Vickie’s life as well.
“My passion is educating and empowering others to live a life filled with quality and independence. By providing exceptional care management, I am able to educate clients and caregivers on resources in order to alleviate stress and focus on living life to the fullest!”
Amber received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a cognate in Education from the University of South Carolina Aiken in 2006. She began her career in sales and marketing working in a few different areas until she found her passion in Senior Care. She began her career in senior care working for an Independent and Assisted Living Community; she most recently spent her time as an Executive Director in Hospice Care. With more than 10 years of experience now in senior care, she is excited to further her career in Care Management.
Amber was raised in Barnwell, SC. She married her high school sweetheart in 2015. They now live in Aiken, SC with their 2 children, Anslee and Thomas. They enjoy spending their spare time on their family farm in Barnwell.
Amy Sharpe, RN
“I am a nurse because It gives me the opportunity to positively impact my clients/patients and my community. To know that I have encouraged, cared for, and or made a positive impact in one life makes my heart full.”
Amy initially met Amy Hane in 2006 while they were both caring for an elderly couple in their home. At the time, she provided private assistance, while Amy was a Home Health Social Worker. She credits Amy for encouraging her to follow her dream of becoming an RN. Through continued encouragement and unending determination, she not only completed her LPN degree, but went on to become an RN in 2012. She did all of this while continuing to work with the geriatric population both privately and at Pepper Hill Health and Rehabilitation in Aiken, SC. Amy always knew that her life’s work was with the geriatric population, but through continuing her education, Amy soon realized she wanted the ability to work in critical care in an acute care setting. With this continued drive, she soon joined the cardiac/stroke unit at Doctors Hospital of Augusta, GA in 2013, and later transitioned to the ICU shortly afterwards. She has a passion for learning and serving others, and her work with patients is evident of where her talents lie. She is a proud member of the CCNA and ANA. She is a licensed Registered Nurse in both South Carolina and Georgia. In her free time, Amy enjoys spending time with her five grandchildren, friends and family, and being outdoors.
Stacie Heath RN, BSN
“I am a nurse because my passion is caring for the older population and helping them thrive in their home settings.”
Stacie received her Associate’s Degree in Nursing in 2002 and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2004, both from the University of South Carolina at Aiken. Although her career in nursing was based in Emergency Rooms and Intensive Care Units for the first 4 years, she fell into the home health field and found her calling. Stacie has worked for a local home health agency since 2007, where she met Amy Hane.
Stacie believes in putting family first and works part time to be able to spend more time with her young sons. She enjoys weekends at the lake with her family, concerts with friends, traveling to new places, college football, and being outdoors.
Community Residential Care Facility Administrator
“As a dementia specialist, I am a firm believer that knowledge is power. I have a passion for educating senior adults and their families so they can navigate the care options available to them while dealing with various forms of dementia.”
Over 20 years ago, while working for a behavioral health hospital, Liz Neal claims she “fell” into senior care. Part of her duties as a Community Outreach Director were calling on assisted living communities and nursing homes. She established relationships with several of the people she called on and ended up transitioning to a marketing position at a local assisted living community. She quickly learned she had missed her calling…senior care was “the one” and she never turned back. She moved from sales and marketing into an Executive Director’s position where she served for over 10 years. She also has experience in hospice and home care. She has been very active in the Aiken Community by serving on the boards of the Greater Aiken Chamber of Commerce, the Aiken Rotary Club, Mental Health America of Aiken County, the Senior Commission and an Alzheimer’s support group facilitator. Liz retired from full time work in July of 2020, and is fulfilling a long time promise: that upon retirement, she would work part time for Amy Hane at Long Term Liaisons. In her newly found free time, she is enjoying: traveling, hiking, cooking, spending time with friends and curling up with a really good book.
“My enthusiasm and passion for social work allows me to be an advocate and help be a voice to those who can not speak for themselves. Working with the aging care population has enabled me to work within my community to make a difference and improve the lives of people around me.”
Ashland has joined our team as our Administrative Assistant. She is currently attending Augusta University where she is a senior in the Bachelor of Social Work Program. She is planning to pursue a master’s in Social Work and hope to continue her work with the aging population. Her wishes are to one day serve as an MSW in more rural and impoverished areas. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends, family and being a dog mom to her two Pomeranians.