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LIFE Team

The LIFE team will:

  • Make a special healthcare plan for and with each participant.
  •  Manage all healthcare services for participants.
  •  Help participants to live safely in the community.

These experts provide valuable skills and experience so that program participants remain comfortably at home. They take the time to get to know each participant well.

LIFE team members

  • Geriatricians are doctors who care for the elderly. These doctors spend more time with their patients and they treat them so they can stay independent.
  • Nurses at LIFE St. Francis also spend more time with program participants than in other settings. Changes in health are watched closely.
  • Social Workers provide ongoing help and answers for elders and their families.
  • Activities Staff at our LIFE Center offer many healthy and fun activities.
  • Nutritionists help participants to eat healthy meals.
  • LIFE Specialists help with personal care needs at home and at the LIFE Center.
  • Physical and Occupational Therapists provide programs to keep the highest levels of physical ability. Transportation Staff is trained to meet the special needs of seniors.
  • LIFE St. Francis Chaplain supports the spiritual needs of participants and families as desired.

Your Interdisciplinary Team

Dr. Luz Ramos-Bonner, Medical Director - Luz Ramos-Bonner, M.D. has been the LIFE St. Francis medical director since July 2007. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Internal Medicine with Board Certification in both Internal and Geriatric Medicine. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of the Philippines in Manila, Philippines, and her medical degree from the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City, Philippines.

Dr. Ramos-Bonner has conducted vast medical research in several fields and also has been featured in many publications. She has been awarded “Best Medical Resident of the Year” by different bodies of staff. She is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association, the American Geriatrics Society and the American Medical Director’s Association.


Dr. Sivakoti N. Guda, Physician - Dr. Guda is a Board Certified Geriatrician and is a member of the teaching staff at St. Francis Medical Center. He was previously in private practice at Vadakara Internal Medicine Associates in Hamilton, NJ. After receiving his medical degree from Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, AP, INDIA, Dr. Guda completed his Post Graduate work at Seton Hall University and then completed a Geriatrics Fellowship at VCU Health System/ MCVH, Richmond, Virginia.

   

Angela Suvarna - Angela is a Licensed Advanced Practice Nurse and an integral member of the Primary Care Team at LIFE St. Francis.  Angela has a great deal of experience with the geriatric population having worked as a Nurse Practitioner as well as a Staff Nurse in long term settings for years.  Specially trained to handle acute care needs,  Angela has worked with individuals receiving therapy for traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries as well as individuals with neuromuscular, cardiac and orthopedic concerns.  Joining LIFE in 2009, Angela brings her passion and concern for participant and their families.

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