“Of all the self-fulfilling prophecies inour culture, the assumption that aging means decline and poor health is probably the deadliest.” -- Marilyn Ferguson, The Aquarian Conspiracy
I believe our elders deserve the best our health-caresystems can offer …
… and that our healthcare systems deserveevery opportunity toprovide that careefficiently and affordably.
I’ve spent the last two decadeseducating health care teams onthe special needs of the elderly …
… and helping health care systemsefficiently and effectively manage elder careacross the continuum …
In hospitals In senior care facilitiesIn theircommunities And in their homes
I apply the knowledge I’ve gained…as a master’s-prepared gerontological nurse…as an experienced clinician, educator, andquality-improvement expert…and as a home-care supervisorfor a major health system …
… to help the health care team reducere-hospitalization rates $$$$$$$$ $ …to use Evidence Based Practice to reduce falls and wounds …and to treat our elderly with the care, compassion, and concern they deserve.
I am often called upon to help“sandwich-generation” friendsmanage the transitionsin their parents’ health care.
Susan E. DeRosa, MS RN GCNS-BCsusanederosa@gmail.comwww.linkedin.com/in/suederosa