Carolyn L. Rosenblatt, R.N., Attorney at Law
930 Irwin Street. Suite 215
San Rafael, CA 94901
Ms. Rosenblatt is a registered nurse and an attorney, with 40 years of combined experience in her two professions. She graduated from O’Connor Hospital School of Nursing in 1969, and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of San Francisco in 1971. She obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1978.
She spent most of her 10-year nursing career as a public health nurse, making thousands of home visits to clients in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Prior to graduating from nursing school, she worked as a nursing assistant in nursing homes and hospitals, and as a home care aide. She worked in nursing homes as a staff nurse and charge nurse. She has extensive experience with geriatrics, chronic illness, pain management, dementias, disability, family dynamics, and death and dying.
In her legal career, Ms. Rosenblatt was a litigator and trial lawyer for 27 years, advocating for the rights of injured individuals and neglected elders. She has been active in many community and professional organizations, and has served on the boards of non-profits for many years. She, together with her husband, Dr. Mikol Davis, a psychologist, is the founder of AgingParents.com, a resource for those who are caring for aging loved ones at home or in facilities. She is a consultant to individuals and families struggling with aging-related issues, and is a mediator for families in conflict. She is the author of The Boomer’s Guide to Aging Parents, a nine-part series offering practical solutions to common legal and health care problems caregivers and adult children of aging loved ones face every day. She has authored many articles on topics of aging, family conflict, and mediation of disputes related to aging.
Ms. Rosenblatt blogs on aging issues at AgingParents.com.
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