Nurse Practitioner (NP)

A registered nurse working in an expanded nursing role, usually with a focus on meeting primary healthcare needs. NPs can conduct physical examinations, interpret laboratory results, select plans of treatment and identify medication requirements. They also can perform certain medical management activities for selected health conditions. Some NPs specialize in geriatric care.

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Feb. 14

Winter wish

Massachusetts

Brookdale Senior Living resident Eleanor "Ellie" Ross recently got to ski again thanks to a Brookdale partnership with two-time Olympic skier Jeremy Bloom.