SOURCE: Senior Care Central, LLC

Senior Care Central, LLC

October 08, 2013 09:00 ET

Dr. Kristen Mauk Inducted as President of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

VALPARAISO, IN--(Marketwired - October 08, 2013) - On October 6, 2013 in Charlotte, NC, Dr. Kristen Mauk became the President of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN).

ARN was formed in 1974 and formally recognized as a nursing specialty organization in 1976, according to the ARN website at www.rehabnurse.org. Mauk will usher the organization into its 40th anniversary year, with its next national conference to be held in Anaheim, California in 2014.

Dr. Mauk, an expert in gerontological and rehabilitation nursing, a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, and a professor of nursing for over 22 years, has been active in ARN for more than 20 years, serving on the editorial board of their journal, providing educational courses, and serving on the board of directors. She stated that the organization is striving "to transform healthcare by integrating rehabilitation nursing concepts into care for all people."

According to the ARN website, "Rehabilitation nurses act not only as caregivers but also as coordinators, collaborators, counselors, and case managers" and may practice in a variety of settings.

Mauk and immediate past President Michelle Camicia were recently interviewed by Jamie Davis for the Johnson & Johnson Nursing Campaign that featured the specialty of rehabilitation nursing in their popular Nursing Notes series.

"It was an honor for us to be interviewed about our specialty. Rehabilitation nurses are exceptional. We teach people with disabilities and chronic problems how to maximize their potential and adapt to changes in life after a catastrophic event," said Mauk.

Dr. Mauk is also President and Founder of Senior Care Central (SCC), LLC, which was established to give older adults and those with disabilities another option for aging in place. At www.seniorcarecentral.net an online portal was designed to link people seeking in-home private duty care to nursing students and Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs). Using the SCC website, persons seeking in-home care can connect with a pool of professional caregivers and make their own care arrangements using an easy-to-navigate set of online tools. By providing direct access and communication between care seekers and caregivers, arranging for assisted living at home becomes more flexible and affordable.

The SCC pool of care providers is made up exclusively of student nurses and CNAs, so persons seeking care get access to a more highly skilled group of caregivers.

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