Donna Forrest, RN, CHPN, CCM As a Certified Geriatric Care Manager and owner of Life Changes Care Management ™ I bring 30+ years of Registered Nursing experience and dedicated commitment to excellent care for my elder clients.
I place great value on building positive relationships with my clients, their loved ones, and members of their care team. Positive relationships begin with getting to know you, my client. Along with the more formal assessment of health conditions, functional capabilities, and home safety, I want to learn about my client’s unique preferences. I want to know what brings my client meaning and happiness in life. The best care solutions are designed around my client’s strengths and desires resulting in enhanced quality of life.
Working with me gives you immediate access to strong clinical and interpersonal skills and a “voice of reason” in a broad range of healthcare settings. These include hospice and palliative care in all settings, assisted living, dementia or memory care, nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, home care, and physician offices. Then there is the complex and often confusing insurance industry in which I have been a Nurse Case Manager and Utilization Review Nurse. On a more personal note, I’ve been a caregiver to members of my own family and can empathize with the challenges and choices you are facing.
I chose my certifications to expand my skills and knowledge as an elder care professional. Certified Geriatric Care Manager with membership in the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers. I am especially passionate about providing high quality of care at the end-of-life and I’ve been a Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (CHPN) for many years with membership in the Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association. A Board-Certified Case Manager (CCM) with the Commission for Case Manager Certification.
According to the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM), “NAPGCM members must meet stringent education, experience, and certification requirements of the organization, and all care manager members are required to adhere to a strict code of ethics and standards of practice.”