Phyllis is not just an expert on elder care, it is her passion. Her knowledge is indispensable when you are making decisions for your loved ones. I am a know-it-all and thought I had covered all of my bases until I had a conversation with Phyllis. She doesn’t just share her professional experience but helps you understand your loved one’s needs beyond what is the most obvious and what their experiences are likely to be.  After I spoke with her I was able to ask the right questions and ensure that my loved one received proper care. Not only was the initial session extremely valuable, but being a caring professional Phyllis continued to follow up. As my family and I encountered problematic situations, she was able to guide me to ensure that other’s would be held accountable in ways I had never thought about. Phyllis taught me valuable information so that I would be a more effective advocate and my father’s progress towards recovery is in large part thanks to her.

Thank you Phyllis!!!
Julie Sote

I’ve been working with Phyllis for approximately 6 weeks.The information she’s provided has been invaluable. It’s opened my eyes to understand issues I hadn’t thought about or considered and has helped me tremendously with my grandmother.
I highly recommend working with Phyllis if you are caring for, or looking into finding the right care, for your loved one.

S. Diaz

Phyllis’s passion and unique perspective for her subject matter comes bubbling through during her presentation. It challenges and inspires her audience to think in ways they haven’t thought about on the topics related to Eldercare in America. Phyllis blends her professional expertise, knowledge and wealth of personal experiences in a way that are not tag lines but lend credibility and sincerity to her presentation. Her unique perspective based on her work experience brings tremendous value to anyone fortunate enough to hear her speak. Her presentation was very well received at our event and we look forward to having her back again.


Thank you, Phyllis!

Rubina Chaudhary, MBA

Director/President, Olive Community Services Inc.

There is a difference between the many homes that walk the walk, working hard every day to provide the best possible experience for their residents, and those that talk about great care, but don’t prioritize investing in the people and processes that assure it. Hopefully, “Overdue: Quality Care for Our Elder Citizens” will prompt a spirited public discussion that will lead to a society that assures every person has the long-term care experience we would all expect for ourselves and our families. I recommend this book highly not only for families, but also for inclusion as part of health care education for our young people.

Dan Cohen

MSW Executive Director Music & Memory, www.musicandmemory.org

Phyllis was able to help our family understand important underlying issues and ask important questions of our father’s Nursing Home. Her knowledge, expertise and guidance helped us feel more confident to ask the right follow-up questions to ensure our father receives the best care. It was  clear that we didn’t know what we didn’t know.  Her input was extremely valuable.

Steve Spiro


I’ve known Phyllis Ayman, first as a student, then professional and colleague. She has never wavered in her steadfast commitment and passion for standing up and speaking out for what is right, even when it may have been unpopular.

Phyllis has always demonstrated high standards of care as a speech pathologist and continues to apply these standards and passion in her role as “The Voice for Eldercare Advocacy”. I believe her work will help change our current systems and lead the way to the badly needed improvements in our care for elder persons.

Suzanne Swope Ed.D.

To meet her is to know her is to love her. Why?
She is the one person who will fight for what she believes in…and she believes in being an advocate and a voice for our elders in order to create change and improve the way we care for those in need as they advance in years. Phyllis has been working in the Nursing Home industry most of her professional life; she has seen the best, but has also seen the deterioration of the system and the care provided. She has many great ideas that can be implemented which would improve the Long-Term Care living environment for today’s elders, and for us tomorrow. Phyllis is an important voice for eldercare advocacy; which is not only an important issue for us all, it is the morally right thing to do.


Proud of You, Phyllis
Keep Rising

Joe Schirmer

Senior Advocate “Rise as One”

Phyllis Ayman’s engaging new book speaks wisely to all who would listen about the crisis surrounding the current health care system for the elderly in this country—a crisis looming ever larger on the horizon.

David L. Maxwell, PhD Professor Emeritus of Communication Sciences and Disorders