About Care Choice

About Care Choice

Care Choice was started by Maria and Steve Miskovic, both master’s level licensed social workers in Missouri and Maria is also a certified case manager. Together they have 36 years of experience working with seniors, the disabled, mentally ill, and other adult populations.

As health care becomes more complex and diversified, Maria and Steve have seen the needs of the populations they serve grow. Their colleagues as well as other professionals in the community trust and value their expertise, professionalism, and ethical standards.

Care Choice is bound by the social work code of ethics, the standards of licensure in the State of Missouri and by their own high standards of excellence.

Care Choice was started by Maria and Steve Miskovic, both master’s level licensed social workers in Missouri and Maria is also a certified case manager. Together they have 36 years of experience working with seniors, the disabled, mentally ill, and other adult populations.

As health care becomes more complex and diversified, Maria and Steve have seen the needs of the populations they serve grow. Their colleagues as well as other professionals in the community trust and value their expertise, professionalism, and ethical standards.

Care Choice is bound by the social work code of ethics, the standards of licensure in the State of Missouri and by their own high standards of excellence.

Founders

Maria Miskovic

Maria is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked in virtually all care settings for over 25 years. She worked in hospital management and case management roles for medical and behavioral hospitals for much of her career. With early roots in home care and long term care, her hospital experience then rounded out when she worked for a respected elder law attorney. As a life care planner and social worker, the need for care management of elders, disabled and mental health populations became apparent. Maria honed in on skills such as care coordination, long term care planning, and multiple levels of client advocacy for guardianships, placements, and in home support.

Maria received her Master’s degree at The Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. She specialized in Gerontology and Management, earning additional graduate certificates from University of Missouri St. Louis and Washington University during her studies. As an Advanced Certified Aging Life Care Manager, she sits at the top of the tiers of care management practice levels. She actively serves in board positions for the Midwest Chapter of the Aging Life Care Association and the Senior Connections Advisory Board. She is a proud and active member of the National Association of Social Workers and Social Work Leaders in Healthcare, while serving as a resource to many health care professionals in St. Louis County and surrounding communities.

Maria is the founder and Principal Care Manager of Care Choice Care Management, LLC. Maria mentors and oversees a team of Masters level professionals who assess, educate, facilitate, and manage services for families with elderly or disabled loved ones. Maria has a passion for assisting clients, so that they maintain a high quality of life, while remaining as self-sufficient and independent as possible. Her background in psychiatric care management and problem solving around decision-making barriers, serve as one area of unique specialty that Care Choice provides. She often partners with legal and financial professionals to identify solutions that empower her clients and offer a “big picture” to long range planning needs. With multiple care managers sharing a variety of skill sets, and an ability to help people of all needs navigate the healthcare system, Care Choice is one of the leading practices of its kind in the Midwest.

In her spare time, Maria is a wife and mother of two children. She loves to cook, hike, garden and spend time with her family.

“Our passion for older adults, those with mental illness, special needs, and disability drive us to give the best service possible.”

Maria Miskovic

Steve Miskovic

Steve is a licensed clinical social worker with 20+ years experience. His focus on older adults, family caregiving, dementia, and mental health services allow Steve to draw upon a variety of experience while customizing plans for clients and their families.

He began his career with the Missouri Division of Aging (now Division of Senior and Disability Service). He then moved on to lead a social work department for a Catholic community health program serving the frail elderly. Most recently, he served as the program director for a non-profit community organization with an expertise in dementia care and caregiver support. Steve mentors many social workers entering the field and remains on faculty as an adjunct professor at the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis since 2006.

Steve received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from St. Louis University’s School of Social Work. He serves on various committees and boards in the community and is passionate about providing quality services that help people make informed decisions about their care and the care of loved ones.

“We felt it was time to take the next step and with the encouragement and support of those we trust in the health care industry we began Care Choice Care Management.”

Steve Miskovic

Meet Our Care Managers

Founders

Maria is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked in virtually all care settings for over 25 years. She worked in hospital management and case management roles for medical and behavioral hospitals for much of her career. With early roots in home care and long term care, her hospital experience then rounded out when she worked for a respected elder law attorney. As a life care planner and social worker, the need for care management of elders, disabled and mental health populations became apparent. Maria honed in on skills such as care coordination, long term care planning, and multiple levels of client advocacy for guardianships, placements, and in home support.

Maria received her Master’s degree at The Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. She specialized in Gerontology and Management, earning additional graduate certificates from University of Missouri St. Louis and Washington University during her studies. As an Advanced Certified Aging Life Care Manager, she sits at the top of the tiers of care management practice levels. She actively serves in board positions for the Midwest Chapter of the Aging Life Care Association and the Senior Connections Advisory Board. She is a proud and active member of the National Association of Social Workers and Social Work Leaders in Healthcare, while serving as a resource to many health care professionals in St. Louis County and surrounding communities.

Maria is the founder and Principal Care Manager of Care Choice Care Management, LLC. Maria mentors and oversees a team of Masters level professionals who assess, educate, facilitate, and manage services for families with elderly or disabled loved ones. Maria has a passion for assisting clients, so that they maintain a high quality of life, while remaining as self-sufficient and independent as possible. Her background in psychiatric care management and problem solving around decision-making barriers, serve as one area of unique specialty that Care Choice provides. She often partners with legal and financial professionals to identify solutions that empower her clients and offer a “big picture” to long range planning needs. With multiple care managers sharing a variety of skill sets, and an ability to help people of all needs navigate the healthcare system, Care Choice is one of the leading practices of its kind in the Midwest.

In her spare time, Maria is a wife and mother of two children. She loves to cook, hike, garden and spend time with her family.

“Our passion for older adults, those with mental illness, special needs, and disability drive us to give the best service possible.”

Maria Miskovic

Steve is a licensed clinical social worker with 20+ years experience. His focus on older adults, family caregiving, dementia, and mental health services allow Steve to draw upon a variety of experience while customizing plans for clients and their families.

He began his career with the Missouri Division of Aging (now Division of Senior and Disability Service). He then moved on to lead a social work department for a Catholic community health program serving the frail elderly. Most recently, he served as the program director for a non-profit community organization with an expertise in dementia care and caregiver support. Steve mentors many social workers entering the field and remains on faculty as an adjunct professor at the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis since 2006.

Steve received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from St. Louis University’s School of Social Work. He serves on various committees and boards in the community and is passionate about providing quality services that help people make informed decisions about their care and the care of loved ones.

“We felt it was time to take the next step and with the encouragement and support of those we trust in the health care industry we began Care Choice Care Management.”

Steve Miskovic