Gretchen Schumacher PhD, NP is the founder and chief operator of Elder Care of West Michigan. She is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner in both Family and Gerontology specialty populations. She graduated from Slippery Rock University of PA with specialization as a family nurse practitioner in 1998, and University of Texas Houston with a gerontology specialization in 2008.
Gretchen’s extensive 20 year practice history spans multiple care settings including family practice, long term care, home based care, and assisted living. She provides high-quality, patient-centered, comprehensive medical, and advanced practice nursing care to older adults. She is a known champion for gerontology advocacy and promoting high quality of life and strategies for aging in place of older adults.