How I Can Help
I have been a Registered Nurse for over 35 years, with experience in Intensive Care, Nephrology and geriatric nursing. For the last 7 years I have been working as a geriatric nurse care manager, helping older adults and their families navigate our complex health care system. I also act as an advocate, provide education and assessment to help older adults stay safely in their homes or move to the appropriate level of care.
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Why I Became A Professional Health Care Advocate
I once visited a patient in her home who had issues with diabetes, her heart and blood pressure. I noticed she had more swelling in her legs than usual, and was having some trouble breathing. She admitted she was more short of breath than usual. I immediately contacted her primary doctor and notified him of her symptoms. I waited with her until her doctor called back a short time later, and told her to take an extra Lasix (water pill) and to come to the office that afternoon. I firmly believe I saved my patient from going to the emergency room. She lived alone, was very independent and would not likely have called her doctor.