Board Certified Geriatric Nurse with over 30 years' experience. Eighteen years assessing the needs of the elderly.
I am a registered nurse licensed by the state of Arkansas and a Board Certified Geriatric nurse by the National American Nurses Credentialing Center and a member of the Arkansas Gerontological Society . As a Geriatric Nurse, for eighteen years, I have increased education and knowledge about the health of the elderly and the aging process. I have been an assistant Director of Nursing at nursing homes in Lasing, Kansas and Lonoke, Arkansas. I was a field nurse for fifteen years and a supervisor for two years for the Division of Aging and Adult Services, Department of Human Services. After retiring from the Department of Human Services, I formed "Vining Geriatric Care Consultant, LLC". I have the experience to work with families and older adults to ensure all needs are met in a caring and respectful manner. I also work closely with two Elder Law Attorneys, home care providers, hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, Alzheimer's Arkansas and the Alzheimer's Association.
I understand the needs, frustration and exhaustion of the caregiver; as I was the caregiver of my mother, who was diagnosed with Dementia for six years. I learned from my personal experience, that I could not do it alone.
Having this experience helps me understand what you are going through. Together we can find the needed services for your loved one.