National Nurses Week started yesterday, an annual celebration that is planned around the birthday of Florence Nightingale (the founder of modern nursing), on May 12th.
A unique strength of Elder Care Guides’ geriatric care management services is our interdisciplinary approach to our work. In addition to nursing, our clinical staff represents the fields of social work, marriage and family therapy, public health, geriatric counseling, and nutritional science. While each of our clients develops a relationship of trust with a professional geriatric care manager who coordinates and monitors their care over time, they also benefit from the expertise of our full team. Our approach is a highly collaborative one, with weekly team meetings, close clinical supervision, and ongoing support and consultation. Our 24-hour on-call system is managed internally, so that clients experiencing a crisis receive a response from a professional who is knowledgeable about their specific needs.
Nursing is a critical component of this collaborative approach, and our nurse care manager Susan Bill, RN, brings invaluable expertise and perspective to the Elder Care Guides team. She earned her nursing degree from the University of South Carolina, and is a licensed Registered Nurse in California. A skilled and knowledgeable advocate for her clients, Susan builds relationships with a warm and empathetic approach. National Nurses Week is a good opportunity for us to publicly recognize her talents and skills, which Susan’s clients and her families experience for themselves every day.