Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Geriatric Care News

Generation Solutions announces a new addition to its professional staff: the appointment of Linda Hazlett as the Geriatric Care Manager. Linda comes to Generation Solutions with 22 years of registered nurse experience. She has served the senior population as a geriatric care nurse exclusively for 16 years. Her diversified geriatric care experience has been in home health, ambulatory care, rehabilitation, and case management. She has also served seniors in nursing management and administration in the areas of private duty home care and assisted living. Linda has been a member of the National Gerontological Nurses Association with the Blue Ridge Chapter since 2004, and is a current member of the prestigious nursing society, Sigma Theta Tau, International for excellence in academic achievement. Ms. Hazlett received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix. We are glad to have Linda Hazlett join our team.

Now, it’s not a term most of us use everyday- so what exactly is Geriatric Care Management? Some seniors can get overwhelmed, confused, and even frustrated with navigating the health care system. You may even know someone who feels this way getting through the tasks of daily living. Geriatric Care Management provides seniors with a means to maintain their independence and improve their quality of life while living at home. When home health issues are being managed and monitored properly, it reduces the number of calls to doctors and even family for assistance solving preventable problems. Our geriatric care nurse works with your loved one to assess their needs and situation, and then arrange interventions to best meet their goals. Call our office in Lynchburg at 434-455-6500 with any questions or for more information.

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