It can be hard to know when the right time is, but you should think about your parent’s needs and how they might change over their lifetime. They could get sick or lose independence as years go by – so it pays off in advance if we start planning now!
Watch this video as I, Dianne Kelley from Sandbrook Group interview some experts on this topic: Kathy Bell, M.A., Kathleen Gordon, MSW and Alice Barrett, R.N.
Kathy Bell, M.A.
Locations: Tucson Arizona
A patient advocate for many years, Kathy loves to pour her boundless energy into helping others not just personally, but by making the systems that serve them better, too. She has spent her career pioneering new visions, tools, and processes, by age 15, she had started the Candy Striper program there AND turned it into an internship.
that was just the beginning. Mentored by a nurse, Kathy kept learning while she coached expectant mothers, helped pediatric patients, and researched blood disorders, which her non-profit foundation continues today. Her calling is to help families in transition, and people of every age. Her role with A Right Place For Seniors
Kathleen Gordon, MSW
Locations: Southern Arizona
Kathleen received her MSW from Arizona State University. Kathleen’s social work career has given her various opportunities to include: case management with elderly and disabled, hospice, older child adoption and foster care, school social work, investigations for guardianship and conservatorship cases, psychiatric care for adolescents, private practice, and medical social work with veterans to include home health, community nursing home care, medical foster home, and adult day health.
Kathleen received training in HeartMath techniques to assist in stress reduction, relieving symptoms of depression, increasing positive energy and attention which she has taught to adults and teens.
Alice Barrett, R.N.
Locations: Southern Arizona
A lifelong advocate of physical fitness, health and wellness,. A life-changing injury to her knee brought her to her ultimate profession as a Cardio-thoracic nurse and nurse manager. she was the first critical-care nurse to receive the Fabulous Fifty award. President of the University of Arizona Nursing Alumni Council and President of the Southern Arizona Chapter of Critical Care Nurses Association.
She designed a state-of-the-art Transplantation Seminar where Dr. Jack Copeland was the keynote speaker. While managing the Intensive Care Unit at the Veterans’ hospital in Tucson, Alice found the opportunity to research wound healing and cost-effectiveness programs that ended up lowering hospital infection rates. She currently works in a rehabilitation hospital patients on the steps to recovery after trauma. As a nurse first, is an advocate and voice for her patients.
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