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What is a Nurse Practitioner and what makes Tanya a unique NP?A nurse practitioner is an advanced practice nurse with education and training to deliver traditional medical care- take an assessment, make a diagnosis, order imaging and laboratory work, discuss results, prescribe medication, refer and coordinate with specialists and provide preventative and wellness care when applicable. Tanya has specialized training and over a decade of experience in delivering primary care geriatrics and palliative care. Tanya has been diagnosing and treating dementia, hypertension, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, cancers, chronic lung and heart disease, pain, difficulty sleeping and other chronic conditions her entire career. Tanya personally values listening to your concerns, clarifying with insight and collaborating with you to make your best mind, body, spirit and soul decisions. The experience of working with Tanya is designed to feel compassionate, insightful and safe because you are working with an experienced professional and expert.
When to schedule a FREE 30 minute Empowered Caregiver Clarity Call with Tanya?Any time in the journey of being a caregiver and the earlier the better. After observing individuals and families expend themselves beyond simple recovery and take years of their own health, joy and purpose before admitting they feel alone, lost and stuck, Tanya can save you a lot of time and energy that you would otherwise waste searching without direction or knowing what information to search for. If you are a dedicated caregiver ready to transform your life and experience before a crisis happens with your loved one then my Empowered Caregiver Program is for you. If you are looking specifically for support with communication, end of life decision making with a loved one including creating a personalized death experience you can choose the family caregiver support package. If you have other needs and want to chat for more clarification on how I can support you- sign up for Tanya's free Empowered Caregiver Clarity Call. I look forward to connecting with you!
What is Palliative Care?Palliative care takes a holistic approach to address the physical, emotional, spiritual, and psychosocial aspects of an individual's life affected by serious illness. It is not limited to end-of-life situations and is available at any stage of the disease, even when curative treatments are underway. Palliative care aims to enhance the quality of life for those facing life-threatening illnesses, managing a range of issues, from physical to psychosocial and spiritual. While hospice care typically comes into play during the end stage of a disease, palliative care focuses on providing comprehensive support much earlier in the illness trajectory. Common reasons for palliative care include pain management, often involving opioids, but the approach also integrates complementary therapies like massage, acupuncture, Reiki, and pet therapy. The goal is to address the multifaceted causes of pain, considering physical, spiritual, psychological, and emotional aspects. Palliative care extends beyond pain management and can be applicable for various symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, loss of appetite, sleep difficulties, anxiety, depression, itching, and restlessness. It's crucial to understand that hearing the term "palliative care" doesn't necessarily imply imminent death. Preparation and open communication about your loved one's condition can make the integration of palliative care a proactive and supportive measure, enhancing the overall well-being of individuals dealing with serious illnesses. While hospice care becomes relevant in the final six months of life, palliative care offers a broader spectrum of assistance throughout the illness journey.
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