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Our Mission

Geriatric Resources, LLC is steadfastly dedicated to the fulfillment of our mission.

We are committed to enhancing the lives of the older adults that we serve, through proper assessment, unyielding advocacy, appropriate strength based care planning and individualized referral, in order to achieve peace of mind for adult children and quality of life for the senior.

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Crystal Littlejohn

Crystal Littlejohn MHSA, CMC, CSA

Crystal Littlejohn, MHSA, CMC, CSA - Principal/Certified Geriatric Care Manager has lived in service to seniors for the entirety of her adulthood. She holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Plymouth State University, as well as a Master's in Health Services Administration degree from Strayer University.

During a health care career that spans almost 25 years, Crystal has obtained quality experience in the assisted living, skilled nursing, assisted living memory care, hospice and geriatric care management arenas.

In addition to her Care Manager Certified (CMC) credential from the National Academy of Certified Care Managers, she holds a Certified Assisted Living Facility Manager Certification (CALFM) through the Arizona Board of Examiners of Nursing Care Institution Administrators and Assisted Living Facility Managers. Additionally, Ms. Littlejohn obtained a Certified Senior Advisor designation (CSA) and is an active member of the Society of Certified Senior Advisors. In 2012, Crystal achieved certification as a Professional Patient Advocate from the Professional Patient Advocate Institute.

Crystal has been an active member of the Phoenix Metropolitan area health care network since her move to Arizona in 1994 from her home state of New Hampshire. Her education, experience and compassion for seniors make her an ideal advocate for this very special population.

Ms. Littlejohn is founder and Geriatric Care Manager for Geriatric Resources, LLC. Geriatric Resources is a Geriatric Care Management firm which assists seniors and their families identify needs, locate appropriate services, and hire and monitor necessary services to keep the senior in their preferred environment safely.

Petra Romero
Petra Romero

Petra Romero, a native of Arizona, plays a vitally important role as the Office Manager/Assistant Care Manager with Geriatric Resources, LLC. Prior to working with Geriatric Resources, Petra worked as a Lead Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT) at CVS pharmacy in the heart of Sun City West, Arizona for approximately 15 years.

Petra began her pharmacy career with CVS in 1996, training as a pharmacy technician. Over the next few years she became nationally board certified as a CPhT., where she ultimately worked her way up to becoming lead pharmacy technician in 2001. She was very dedicated to her work and her senior population clientele.

As she built relationships with her customers over the years she recognized that many of her loyal customers did not have any local support or advocacy during their more difficult times. She so often felt bound to one side of the counter and powerless to help them.

In March 2011, Petra joined the Geriatric Resources team as the Office Manager/Care Manager Assistant. Since joining the team, Petra has been steadfastly dedicated to supporting and assisting the clients, their families and the Geriatric Resources team. Life has imitated art in Petra’s personal life as she had cared for both her grandparents, whom both had played major roles in her life as her "parents". Petra has always had a passion for serving the senior community as she always wanted to give back for all her grandparents had done for her.

Through years of compassionate customer service and dedicated work ethic, Petra has been able to serve seniors and give back thru the service and important advocacy roles that Geriatric Resources' plays in our clients lives everyday.

Luann Arvonen
Luann Arvonen

Luann's professional career has encompassed over 29 years working in senior care continuum. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in recreation therapy from Arizona State University in Tempe Arizona. Once graduated, she embarked on her healthcare career which included 10 years in the skilled nursing facility setting. She then broadened her health care experience in such areas as hospice care, memory care assisted-living, assisted-living and independent retirement living.

Just over eight years ago, began her career in professional geriatric care management. She became nationally certified through the National Academy of Certified Care Managers.

Through the years she has been involved with many service organizations and has held positions on a number of boards.

Over the course of her professional career working with seniors, Luann has come to realize she is working and living her passion - care and advocacy for the senior. Her philosophy is based on care and advocacy for the client that she would provide to her own parents and/or family members. All are to be treated with the utmost respect and dignity, thus allowing for autonomy and as much independence as possible. Luann further strives to ensure all of her clients and family members are well-informed & have all the options possible in order to afford optimum quality of life!

Gail Leith
Gail Leith

Gail Leith was born in Germany and relocated to Arizona as a pre-teen. She speaks German and continues to enjoy the country's cuisine and culture.

Gail attended Phoenix College and holds a certification as a medical secretary. She has been in the role of part-time office assistant for Geriatric Resources since 2013. In this role, she provides much needed staff and client support on Fridays.

In addition to the part-time work that Gail does for Geriatric Resources, she is employed full-time for a local Geriatric Internal Medicine physician practice as a medical assistant.

Gail brings to the Geriatric Resources' clients, staff, and families, her 30 years of experience serving patients in the health care field.

Gail utilizes her natural care and compassion to ensure that the needs of all are met in a sincere and empathetic way.