- Founded in 2001, Decades provides comprehensive elder care services in New Mexico.
- Our team specializes in providing guardianship and conservatorship services while maintaining the dignity and integrity of our clients.
- Founder and CEO Nancy Oriola is one of only four nationally certified Master Guardians in the state of New Mexico.
- Decades is a trusted and knowledgeable partner for facing the financial and healthcare decisions associated with aging…
Nancy Oriola, MSW, LISW, CMC, NMG, CFP®
As the founder and CEO of Decades, Nancy is dedicated to ensuring that elders and vulnerable adults are provided with the highest quality service by her team of professional, caring and compassionate staff. Nancy has more than 30 years’ experience providing clinical and financial management services to adults. Her emphasis and training has been in the areas of aging, geriatrics, mental health and family mediation. Early in her career she spent 10 years as a financial planning practitioner before obtaining her Master’s Degree in Social Work. Nancy has worked in both the non-profit and private care management settings with seniors. She is a nationally certified Master Guardian, a designation held by fewer than 100 professionals in the United States. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a nationally Certified Care Manager and a Certified Financial Planner, Nancy brings an enormous depth of experience and knowledge to her clients and to the professional team. She is dedicated to ensuring that our elders and vulnerable adults are provided with the highest quality service; by the best, most caring and compassionate professional staff possible.
Nancy is very active in the Albuquerque community serving on the Board of Directors for the New Mexico Guardianship Association (Past President) and as treasurer/secretary of both the New Mexico Estate Planning Council and the Southern New Mexico Estate Planning Council. She also serves on the SAGE Albuquerque Advisory Committee and the New Mexico Guardianship Task Force. She is a member of the national Aging Life Care Association and the National Guardianship Association. Nancy has a daughter attending Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida and visits her own aging Mom regularly in New England. She enjoys gardening, hiking and traveling when she can. Her greatest passion is mentoring young professionals and speaking to groups about aging related topics.
Gretchen Price, BA, CMC
Gretchen is the Chief Operating Officer for Decades. She oversees all operational matters of the company and works with CEO, Ms. Oriola, in the long term development of service offerings and company growth. She often works with families during the initial introduction to our team and services and provides on-going training and education in the community. Gretchen is a graduate of the University of Missouri/Columbia with a degree in psychology and art. She recently obtained a certificate in gerontology from the University of California at Davis. Her work in the pharmaceutical industry, banking and as a professional trainer make her uniquely qualified to lead the multidisciplinary team of professionals working with the seniors and families we serve. Gretchen serves on the Caregiver & Professional Conference committees of the Alzheimer’s Association. She is the busy Mom of twin boys, coaching soccer and as treasurer for their school PTA. Gretchen loves taking her boys camping and being outdoors.