Karen Gerndt

Eldercare Consultant, Director of Operations

LionHeart Eldercare & Consulting in Falls Church, VA

I and the LionHeart team support clients during the transition from hospital to rehab to home, as well as from home to their new retirement community. We have extensive knowledge about communities in Northern Virginia  and will listen closely to your needs and wants and will help you find a community that fits your budget and lifestyle.

We also evaluate Long Term Care (LTC) insurance policies and will ensure you understand your benefits and support you through the claim process.


"I can't say enough wonderful things about LionHeart. They were kind & caring. It was my lucky day when LionHeart returned my call on a very bleak day."



6 years


Create a plan for peace of mind
Manage/prevent healthcare crises
Recommend care options
LTC review

Licenses / Certifications

Aging Life Care Association, Professional Member
Certified Dementia Care Practitioner


Master's of Education

What inspired you to get into this line of work?

The aging arena for many people is a tangle of unfamiliar terms and misunderstandings from loved ones past experiences. I am honored to support people navigating this time of life with confidence and knowledge. No one should feel uninformed during the transitions they will likely experience, whether that is a change in health or residence.

What's one piece of insight you wish all families knew?

There are people/companies with experience to support you in your proactive retirement planning as well as during a medical crisis. Companies like LionHeart often make these challenging times easier to navigate with more positive outcomes.

What excites you most about working with Addio families?

Supporting families that are proactively planning for the "when this happens" events. We all age and it is a wonderful gift to families to have a thought out, well-communicated plan for future care.

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