Horizon Health expands Senior Care with new therapist

Mar. 11—Horizon Health recently announced a new licensed social worker for its Senior Care sector.

Casey Simpson joins the team of Lisa Brinkerhoff and Terra Ogle, licensed clinical social workers. As part of Senior Care's full-time therapy team, Simpson provides individual, group and family counseling for seniors dealing with life's many challenges.

"Senior Care uses a holistic model that addresses the mental, physical, and emotional needs of seniors," Simpson said. "Society views people over 60 as having lived their lives and no longer needing assistance. That is not the case. People have unique challenges as they get older."

Her experience includes long-term care and community care. Prior to Senior Care, she was the social services director at Paris Health & Rehab Center, where she began as an activity aide. As a care coordinator in Charleston, she connected seniors to essential community services and conducted pre-screenings for long-term care placement.

Simpson is studying to become a licensed clinical social worker from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona, which she expects to complete in 2025. She has a bachelor's degree in social work from Indiana State University and an associate degree in human services from Lake Land College.

She was born and raised in Paris. She lives in Chrisman with her husband, Ralph, and children Jasper and Ainsley.