Milestones Unlimited - a team of expert providers of geriatric care management, coordinators of services, and therapeutic counseling.
Advocacy in Action
Molly Lukason, MSW, LICSW, C-ASWCM, NHA
Molly has worked with older adults and families for more than 30 years in the Metro West and Boston areas. She holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work.
Early in her career as a social worker, Molly recognized that every individual has a unique way of coping. She maintains a core belief that each client deserves advocacy, respect, and compassion. As a licensed nursing home administrator, Molly has also demonstrated advocacy in action on a larger scale, teaching workers and communities that respect and dignity are vital to all individuals no matter where they call home.
In 1992, Molly worked with an extraordinary team to open the first freestanding assisted living facility in Massachusetts where she served as the Executive Director for six years. “Understanding nursing home and assisted living management from behind the scenes has afforded me opportunities to change management’s perspective,” states Molly. “Compassion and patience are key not only to resolving concerns but also to gaining trust and forging relationships for a lifetime.”
While serving as Executive Director at the assisted living facility, Molly teamed again with management to open the first adult day health program and the first group adult foster care program in an assisted living facility. Ever responsive to the need for targeted services, Molly assisted in establishing the first program for older adults with mental illness in an assisted living facility. Following that success, Molly served as Vice President of a local home care company and continued her advocacy for older adults with mental illness by creating a second assisted living program for the mentally ill. In 2006, Molly founded Milestones Unlimited, P.C., a specialized resource providing geriatric care management and therapeutic counseling for older adults and families, where she serves as president.
Molly is trained in Clinical Therapy with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy via her training at Boston University. Utilizing this training, Molly established a unique home-based cognitive behavioral health program for one of the largest Visiting Nurses Associations in Massachusetts.
As a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with extensive management and regulation experience, Molly has helped individual clients and organizations gain new ground in independence, advocacy, and quality. As a Certified Advanced Social Work Case Manager, member of the West Suburban Advisory Board and member of the Massachusetts Advisory Board of the Department of Mental Health, member of the New England Geriatric Care Managers Association, and member of the National Association of Social Workers, she continues to advocate for those needing assistance with services as well as for those who simply want their voices heard.
Molly’s vast experience wholly reflects her mission: to serve older adults and their families in all ways with advocacy, respect, and compassion.