Grateful

This week I completed my internship to fulfill requirements of my geriatric care management coursework. The time I’ve spent with my preceptor and care manager mentors has flown by and I’m grateful for the time and wisdom they have shared with me. I’m most grateful to their clients and family members who agreed to share… Continue reading Grateful

Thank you for your service

My dad, my uncles, my brother, and so many more family members, dear friends and their family members served our country with courage and honor in the United States Armed Forces. Their sacrifices were many – physical, emotional, financial – and during their years of service lives were touched and changed with a permanence that… Continue reading Thank you for your service

Encore career?

I love Twitter! This is sort of a major statement for me to make since I am still on the bunny slope of tweets and hashtags. It’s a brave new world and I am not ashamed to admit that it’s hard for this girl to condense my thoughts to 140 characters! I’m from the South;… Continue reading Encore career?

Let there be light

As October zips by, the nights grow longer and daylight hours are to be cherished. This is a difficult time of year for folks, especially those who are affected by Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and those who suffer with low vision challenges. Take a few minutes and think about the older adults in your lives. … Continue reading Let there be light

Mantra for a dementia patient’s caregiver

I found this quote by Bridget Hunt while surfing a few blogs online. I’ve embraced the message and keep it close to remind me that how you make someone feel demonstrates your level of respect for that person. Folks with dementia aren’t trying to provoke an argument or start a fight. The disease is a

Out of the classroom and into the world

Whew! Five courses in the geriatric care management program at University of Florida were well worth my time and tuition checks. I didn’t really have concerns that my investments of time, dollars and brain energy were unwise but Day One of my internship with a geriatric care management agency was an A+++ in my own… Continue reading Out of the classroom and into the world