Job Title :
Director of Nursing and Geriatrics
Areas of Treatment :
Hospital Affiliation :
Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, White Plains Hospital, Vencor Hospital, Albert Einstein Hospital, Misericordia Hospital
Practice Name :
Home Instead Senior Care
Fredericksburg, 22408 United States
Years in Practice :
Description of Practice :
Currently, I am the Director of Nursing for a home healthcare agency, Home Instead Senior Care, of Fredericksburg, VA. I establish policy and procedures for the acute care of clients requiring assisted or complete care. As per the Virginia Department of Health, I am responsible for the program development and Alzheimer's training of 57 Personal Care Caregivers, who provide care across a three county region.
Areas of Expertise :
Bronx Community College, College of New Rochell
Year Graduated :
AAS 1972, BSN 1982
Board Certification :
How do you try to make a difference in the lives of your patients?
Through education. The informed patient is a prepared consumer.
Professional Society Memberships :
Sigma Theta Tau
Professional Affiliations :
Sigma Theta Tau
Honors and Awards :
- Sigma Theta Tau
- Vencore Award for Service to Southeast Specialty Hospital
- Vencor Award for Deficiency-free Survey
What made you choose a career in nursing?
As long as I can remember, caring for others had been a passion. Caring for my grandmother to my mother and others in the family.
Research Interests :
The Elderly Homebound Patient and the Development of Decubiti
What motivates you at the start of each day?
The need of the elderly in our community. The struggles they must make just to maintain a quality of life that everyone wants and deserves.
Attributes Success To:
My passion for Nursing, and the support of my family.
Place of Birth :
New York City, NY
Favorite Medical Journal :
American Journal of Nursing, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Favorite Vacation Place :
Sewing, Movies, Reading, Bible Study