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Social Worker Peggy Papert has many years of experience in helping families find the best care for their loved ones.

Peggy Papert is a lifelong resident of Dallas, Texas and graduated from The Hockaday School and Vanderbilt University. After graduating from Vanderbilt, she received a masters degree in social work from The University of Texas at Arlington. Peggy is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and is licensed by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners.

Additionally, she is a member of the Dallas Area Gerontological Society and has completed the  gerontology certification program at The University of Texas at Arlington. Peggy has served a leading Dallas hospital’s Attending Clergy Executive Board as a social worker.

For over thirty years, Peggy has worked as a clinical social worker and counseled families and older adults through aging transitions, assessed the physical and mental health of older adults and advised the elderly and their families about retirement and elder care nursing facilities as well as companion, home health and hospice care resources in the Dallas and surrounding areas.  She has served as a social worker in hospitals, private practice and one of the largest religious institutions in the Southwest. Her longstanding relationships with numerous elder care related agencies and communities have proven enormously helpful to families and older adults seeking her guidance.

Like many others of her generation, Peggy helped her own parents locate the best care facility and attended to their daily health challenges.

Peggy Papert

Peggy Papert

Social Worker

Peggy Papert has worked as a clinical social worker and counseled families and older adults through aging transitions, and is a lifelong resident of Dallas, Texas

Elder Care Consultants of Texas was founded by Ralph Zatzkis after almost forty years of practicing law.

Ralph received his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from Louisiana State University as well as a Master of Laws degree from New York University.

When he decided to leave his law practice, Ralph’s parents were both in their mid-nineties and 200 miles away from his home in Dallas. He knew that he needed the time to make frequent visits to their home to ensure that they were receiving proper care and assist in their estate management.

With one of his siblings who also lived hundreds of miles away from their parents, the two began sharing responsibilities and in retrospect, would have appreciated the help of a care manager: someone to help manage the affairs of their parents, which included home health, companion and hospice care, home maintenance, finances, real estate investments, and explore alternative living arrangements.

Although his parents had made some good estate planning decisions, managing his parents’ estate and care long distance with his brother proved to be challenging. Ralph realized how much he and his parents could have benefited from having a care manager in his parents’ hometown to assist his siblings and him with daily elder care issues.

Ralph Zatzkis

Ralph Zatzkis


After almost 40 years of law practice, Ralph's experience caring for his own parents led him to create Elder Care Consultants of Texas. Let him do for you what he did for his own parents.

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