geriatrics, home care nurse, Nurse Practitioner

Freak October Snow Storm

From my journal Home Care Nurse Practitioner - November 1, 2011 Over the weekend twenty inches of heavy wet snow fell in a matter of hours taking down many leaf-covered trees. Nearly a million people lost power including my home and the Veteran's clinic where I worked. Monday morning I put on my down coat,… Continue reading Freak October Snow Storm

Christian Nurse, General Nursing, geriatrics

The Sandwich

The Sandwich Christ said, “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever," (John 14:16 KJV). The emergency room stretcher made my backache. I tried to find a more comfortable position. The gentle beep of my heartbeat from the cardiac monitor made me drowsy in the darkened… Continue reading The Sandwich

geriatrics, home care nurse, Nurse Practitioner

Federal Credentialing Process

Geriatric Nurse Practitioner - October 2009 The Veteran's Affairs (V.A.) offered me a job as a Nurse Practitioner in Home Care a month ago. They have begun the grueling credentialing process, more prolonged than any other NP job I've ever had. I passed my pre-employment physical last week. My depth perception was not good on… Continue reading Federal Credentialing Process

Christian Nurse, geriatrics, home care nurse, Nurse Practitioner

Federal Home Care Nurse Practitioner?

Geriatric Nurse Practitioner - July 2009 I was glad to have a day off to relax and catch up on my chores. The phone rang and the caller said, "Pam, this is Dr. S. (my boss). I'm sorry to call you at home, but I wanted to make sure that you knew about the announcement… Continue reading Federal Home Care Nurse Practitioner?

Christian Single, General Nursing, geriatrics, Nurse Practitioner

God’s Grace and Provision

From my journal Geriatric Nurse Practitioner - December 2008 "My spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior." Luke 1:47 So much has happened since last April. After my concussion and the flu, I finally resumed parttime work at the nursing home at the end of April and increased to fulltime in May. By God's grace,… Continue reading God’s Grace and Provision

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Christian Nurse, geriatrics, Nurse Practitioner

Heel Pain Continues

September 2007 I just saw a new podiatrist for my continuing heel pain. Since physical therapy and two cortisone injections haven't helped, I need to immobilize my foot with a boot, use crutches so I am non-weight bearing, and take three weeks off work. He said I could try acupuncture which two of my friends… Continue reading Heel Pain Continues

geriatrics, Nurse Practitioner

Dementia – Memory Loss

From my journal... 2005 I continued to work in geriatrics for the remainder of my career and cared for many patients with Dementia. This is "a general term for symptoms of mental decline that interfere with a person’s daily life. It is not a normal part of aging. The symptoms can include problems with memory,… Continue reading Dementia – Memory Loss

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The Aging Brain

From my journal... September 2005 - Geriatric Nurse Practitioner I am enjoying my new job immensely working as a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner in a 500-bed nursing home providing primary care to 64 patients currently. It is like a breath of fresh air compared to working for the insurance company in the same facility. I am… Continue reading The Aging Brain

geriatrics, Nurse Practitioner

Geriatric Nurse Practitioner

From my journal... April 25, 2005 I thank God for carrying me through the first three weeks of working as a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner at the 500-bed nursing home. The insurance company assigned me to provide medical care for 32 residents who have enrolled in their program as an alternative to Medicare. Judy has worked… Continue reading Geriatric Nurse Practitioner