Nancy is a licensed clinical social worker who has been working with older people and their families for more than 30 years. Nancy heads up Geriatric Consulting Services, where she maintains a private practice and regularly provides consultation and training to long-term care facilities. In addition, she has conducted training and educational programs for families and caregivers for a variety of other long-term care organizations and facilities, including the Georgia Alzheimer’s Association, Leading Age of Georgia, the Georgia Healthcare Association and the Emory University Alzheimer's Research Center. Nancy is the author of two books. Her first book, The Caring Spirit, was published in 2005.
The Mindful Caregiver
Finding Ease in the Caregiving Journey
Nancy has been personally challenged by her own parents' health issues. At the age of 71, her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease and eventually had to be placed in a local Atlanta nursing home. For 15 years, she had to make some heart wrenching decisions at each interval in her mothers decline. Her mother died in March of 2009 from complications of Alzheimer's disease. When Nancy's father became seriously ill, she faced the challenges of long distance support. Having these very personal experiences coupled with her professional experience has only reinforced her strong passion for helping elders and their families.