Germantown Care Team Members

InnovAge Pennsylvania LIFE

Center Director

I want to be an advocate and voice for the seniors I serve. I have listened and learned so much from them during my years in the LIFE program, and I am dedicated to celebrating, honoring, and empowering our seniors to help them age with dignity in their homes.

Aginah serves as center director for InnovAge’s Germantown LIFE center in Philadelphia, bringing over 18 years of experience in long-term care. Aginah’s background is in rehabilitation, transitional care, adult day care, and the LIFE program, and she has been a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) for over 15 years.

Aginah graduated from Temple University with a bachelor’s degree in health studies. She is also the author of two books: one collection of poems, and one self-development guide.
Professional Bio

InnovAge’s mission of taking care of seniors in their communities is truly inspiring to me. I love interacting with participants, hearing their stories, and being a partner in their journey toward better health.

Dr. Bhamidipati earned her medical degree in India and a master’s degree in Healthcare Safety and Quality Management at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Bhamidipati is board certified in internal medicine and hospital medicine. She is highly interested in graduate medical education, quality improvement and population health.

Dr. Bhamidipati grew up in India and moved to the U.S. to continue her medical education. Her husband is an engineer in software systems. They have a son and daughter. The entire family enjoys music; her husband plays guitar, the children play the piano, and Dr. Bhamidipati is learning vocal music. Her hobbies also include cooking and gardening. She speaks Telugu and Hindi.
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Regional Medical Officer – Eastern Region

What attracted me to LIFE is its founding philosophy of aging gracefully in place. I believe it takes a village to keep an elder safe at home. My favorite part of my job is interacting with participants. I value the opportunity to care for them, as I learn so much from their experiences, which makes me a better physician and person.

Dr. Luz Ramos earned her Doctor of Medicine from the University of the East Philippines and her Master of Business Administration in Healthcare from George Washington University. She completed her internal medicine residency at St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton, NJ and her geriatric medicine fellowship at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Ramos is board certified in geriatric medicine. Previously, Dr. Ramos served as the Network Medical Director of NewCourtland Senior Services in Philadelphia. She is a faculty member for the Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care (AMDA) and an active member of the Pennsylvania chapter of the AMDA. Dr. Ramos loves to travel—she was born and raised in the Philippines and still has family there, exploring foods from around the world, and spending time with her family.
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Nurse Practitioner

I love caring for older adults and I believe in the importance of supporting caregivers. A caregiver’s job is a life-long journey of joy, dedication and satisfaction.

Jancy earned her nursing degree from Walden University in Minnesota. She is board certified by the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing as an Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner. Jancy has been a nurse for approximately 30 years and has spent most of her career working with the aging adults. She speaks Hindi.
Jancy lives in northeast Philadelphia. She is married and has two children. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, reading and listening to music. 
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Primary Care Doctor

I choose dignity and compassion as my guides in today’s technological world. I believe that good medicine and common sense should be applied to every encounter with our participants. InnovAge’s approach shows an ideal that can be achieved when caring for those with the highest needs.

Dr. Chaitas earned her medical degree at the University of Buenos Aires in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She completed residencies in internal medicine in Argentina and at Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Chaitas is board certified in Internal Medicine.

Prior to joining InnovAge, she was a faculty member for ten years at Drexel University School of Medicine in Philadelphia where she taught medical students and residents. Dr. Chaitas has a passion for preventative medicine and how lifestyle changes can improve quality of life.

Dr. Chaitas is married and has two teenage children. She loves animals and has rescued three dogs and a horse. Her hobbies include skiing, scuba diving and horseback riding. She speaks Spanish and Hebrew.
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Nursing in PACE

InnovAge nursing professionals share their thoughts on what it's like to work in the Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly, or PACE.