Articles on "Skilled Care"
Tom’s days are busy. And they certainly aren’t easy. But, thanks to the help of a team of expert caregivers, his days are filled with small rewards and major accomplishments. Tom Guenthner is a C3-4 quadriplegic who receives round-the-clock care in his home through Advanced Nursing & Home Support. Pictured with Tom are caregivers Arlene Bowen (right) and Fatima Sow (left), as well as his dog, Lily. Tom Guenthner is a C3-4 quadriplegic. Nearly ten years ago, he suffered a […]
Throughout her life, Mrs. Georgia Dunlap stressed the importance of education and earned both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in this field. During her studies at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, she became a tireless advocate for young people to get a degree from that University. Mrs. Georgia Dunlap and her daughter, Eleanor Golden, have both received services from P-B Health Home Care Agency to help them remain active andindependent. As a result of her efforts, her only […]
“I don’t really think of them as employees; I think of them as family,” said Linda Eisenbrandt of the team of caregivers from Access Nursing Services that cares for her son, Brian. Brian has Duchenne Muscular Distrophy, a rare disease that strikes boys around the age of 13. Brian’s muscles slowly started to disintegrate as a result of the disease. Now 30, he is paraplegic and needs a variety of respiratory and physical therapies to help him remain as active […]
The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International’s (STTI) Geriatric Nursing Leadership Academy (GNLA) has become a premier leadership development opportunity to prepare nurses to care for this growing population. To date, this program has changed the lives of Fellows, their Mentors and the 20,000 patients they care for across 20 states. The newest GNLA cohort is accepting applications from 15 February – 2 April 2012. The 18-month GNLA is a mentored leadership experience. Each Fellow will select a […]
Frances and Joe Marmo have a lot to be proud of in their 55 years of marriage. Having raised three grown children, they are elated to now be grandparents of six. With the desire to be closer to two of their children, the Marmos relocated from New Jersey to Northern Virginia last year. Once they settled into their new home, the couple began planning a cross-country train ride as a celebration of their new stage in life. Before […]