Sonya Flanders, RN, ACNS-BC

Sonya is an adult clinical nurse specialist with Baylor and moved to Texas from Canada to become a Baylor nurse. She's focused on enhancing health education of older adults along with their families and caregivers.

Finding the Right Nursing Care Facility

If you’re looking for a nursing care facility for a loved one or yourself, you may have questions about where to begin. Here are some tips to help you find the right place. People may use different words to describe nursing care facilities. These include: nursing home skilled nursing facility or SNF (pronounced “sniff”) for …

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Safe Healthcare is as Simple as These Quick Questions

Giving and receiving safe care is a goal that is shared by healthcare providers, patients and families. For many people, it can be hard to keep track of all the health information you hear during medical visits including diagnoses, tests, medications, and other instructions. But it’s important to make sure you have the information you …

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Malnutrition Affects Millions of Older Adults: Is Someone You Know at Risk?

Poor nutrition in older adults is common, but often goes unrecognized. Even people who seem to eat enough can be malnourished if they do not get enough of the right nutrients. Researchers in one large study found that almost 23 of every 100 older adults were malnourished, and 46 out of 100 older people were …

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