My education at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, paved the way for a wonderful journey as a Registered Nurse working in diverse settings. In Detroit, Michigan, I began my career caring for patients with critical needs. I then became the first Gamma Knife nurse in the state of Michigan, working at the Detroit Medical Center. I was trained and worked alongside a neurosurgeon, medical physicist, and radiation oncologist to help patients undergo a sophisticated and highly technical procedure. There I grasped the concept early on about teamwork, collaboration, and strive for excellence.
I served in the United States Peace Corps in Papua New Guinea just a short time later, working to train and educate village health aides and teach small business skills to a wood carving group. It was there I learned about the importance of cultural influences and the need for mutual respect. Eventually I took a short term assignment in Montana which led to my permanent residence in Northwest Montana. My past work as Charge Nurse in the Intensive Care Unit and then as Case Manager for Logan Health, formerly Kalispell Regional Healthcare in Kalispell, Montana, provided me with great rewards and profound experiences. I continue to care for individuals and their families in their greatest time of need.
I work with stakeholders and private entities to ensure a complete understanding of each situation and help resolve issues through comprehensive, detailed assessment and planning. I help clients find their new normal, understand their situation, and plan for optimal well being through end of life. I provide ongoing professional oversight-life care management-to help maintain stability and improve outcomes for diverse clientele. Through specialty training, advanced education, and certifications, Eagleview West continues to expand services regularly. Professional services now include training & education in Disease & Dementia Care, private & group consultations for long term care planning, & speaking engagements. In 2019, I co-founded The Life Care Management Institute with colleague, Shanna Huber, to help future & current care managers start & grow their own successful care management practice. In 2017, I published the guidebook 7 Steps to Long Term Care Planning. In March of 2021, The Life Care Management Handbook was released. Through this process, I learned the power of collaboration, working for nearly two years via mostly virtual meetings. The textbook-style resource manual features 8 sections, 38 guest contributors, & 42 chapters. Available at www.LCMexpert.com.