Lucy Andrews DNP, RN, MS – Founder and CEO of At Your Service Nursing & Home Care – https://www.ayshomecare.net
In 1988, after working as a clinical nurse in the University Health System at UC San Francisco, Lucy Andrews started understanding the benefits of home care services and how it can help people recover and stay at home as long as possible.
She became a discharge planner and immediately fell in love with the concept of home care and the autonomous clinical practice it affords nurses. “Lucy was hooked and has been a strong supporter of home care ever since.” Believing people need advocates in healthcare systems, she has championed that cause.
Lucy has worked in every aspect of home care from Medicare Certified, DME, Infusion, Hospice and finally Private Duty/Private Pay services. She also works as a home care consultant across the country and as an expert legal witness for the home care industry.
Having worked in all areas of home care, Lucy has a well-rounded perspective of what we are facing as an industry, and as a provider she advocates for patients through the maze of health care services. Lucy celebrates over 33 years as a nurse and patient advocate.
Lucy has a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from Lewis University, Romeoville, Illinois. In 1994, she received her Masters of Science in Health Service Administration from St. Mary’s University, Moraga, California. Lucy received her Doctorate in Nursing Practice in 2016, graduating with Honors and a 4.0 GPA.
She did her doctoral work on the global dementia crisis, aging and prevention strategies for healthy living. She developed a dementia and Alzheimer’s disease plan for aging patients leaving the hospital setting or entering long-term care or home health and hospice. Lucy has presented her work on delirium and cognition screening at the International Alzheimer’s Association meeting in London July 2017 and at the upcoming International Dementia Congress in Valencia Spain later in July 2018.
Lucy is the immediate past Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the National Association for Healthcare and Hospice (NAHC). She is also the Chair of the California Association for Health Services at Home (CAHSAH).
Lucy goes to Washington, DC, several times a year to advocate for dementia care for senior and home care issues. She was past Commissioner for the Sonoma Commission on Human Rights. She is past chair of the local Senior Advocacy Services.