Patrice Antony, PT, GCS, CAPS is a Florida International University graduate who has been practicing physical therapy in the Central Florida area since 1981. Patrice became a Geriatric Clinical Specialist in 1992 and received the Clinical Excellence in Geriatric Practice award from the Geriatric Section of the APTA in 1996; she also received the Advocacy for the Older Adult award in 2009. She taught as an adjunct instructor in the University of Central Florida physical therapy program for four years and has done extensive lecturing around the country on various topics relating to care of the elderly. She is owner and President of Elder Advocates Inc., a care management company founded in 1998 that is designed to assist with medical decision making to meet the needs of the frail elderly and the medically complex client. She is also a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) who serves as a medical consultant for residential universal building and re-modeling.