A revolutionary, practical, uplifting guide for the caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Meet Patricia A. Boswell, LPN, MBA
Patricia Boswell, LPN, MBA is the author of CAREGIVING WITH LOVE AND JOY: An
Expert’s Guide to Providing the Best Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Homecare (Avery,
April, 2022). She is a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who has been practicing since 1976.
Patricia has worked for the past twelve years in a variety of home healthcare settings as well as
private duty nursing, hospice, group homes, and senior living centers. Additionally, she consults
with organizations regarding their best practices regarding medical operations.
Patricia is an accredited HEDIS/QARR compliance official. HEDIS® (Healthcare
Effectiveness Data and Information Set) and QARR (New York State Department of Health
Quality Assurance Reporting Requirements) are performance measures that health providers
must report annually to the NYS Department of Health. She is currently consulting as a
Continuous Care Hospice LPN Nurse, Regional COVID 19 tester/strategist and medical oversight
case manager for adult individuals with mental and/or physical disabilities who live in group
homes. In these roles she works with a team of medical professionals who plan and deliver care
to patients in transition (coming home from the hospital and transitioning into long term care at
home) as well as end of life.
Patricia is actively working with the Congressional Team of the Alzheimer’s
Organization. In this role she meets with New York State legislators on the state and federal
level to address issues surrounding dementia care. She has networked with the New York State
executive director of Alzheimer’s Organization, as well as the New York City, Mid-Hudson
staffs, and is considered part of the advocacy and outreach team for the national organization.
Patricia is also an entrepreneur and an MBA. She was the creator of Safonique, one of the
first plant-based, natural, and eco-friendly laundry detergents. She has been awarded The Food
Marketing Institute New Product Showcase Award for Safonique, and the Walmart-Women
Empowerment Scholarship at the Tuck Executive Program at Dartmouth College. Joanna L.
Krotz featured Patricia and Safonique in her book, BEING EQUAL DOESN’T MEAN BEING
THE SAME (Motivational Press, 2016).
Previously, Patricia worked for Avon Cosmetics for ten years in manufacturing
management in the Health, Beauty, and Jewelry Divisions. At Avon, Patricia was the first female
African American MBA employee.
CAREGIVING WITH LOVE AND JOY: An Expert’s Guide to Providing the Best Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Homecare (Avery, April, 2022) is an indispensable guide for anyone who will be providing caregiving for a Loved One with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease or another form of dementia.
It includes everything one needs to know, ranging from taking care of the Loved One to taking care of themselves in real time, and planning for the future. Ultimately, the goal is to take the stress out of the situation so that people can provide their family members with excellent care, and actually enjoy the process. It is the first caregiver’s book to cover multicultural issues.
And, it is the first book on the subject to be written by a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), which is the highest level of certification for any professional home health caregiver.
Patricia Boswell, author of Caregiving with Love and Joy, writes as if she is your warm and wise close friend, one who is a remarkably experienced nurse and caregiver. The book is full of practical knowledge and solutions for the many challenges of caregiving. I especially admire that Boswell starts with and frequently returns to the theme of self-care for the caregiver -- this is the key to sustainable and loving care. Bravo for a book that will improve the lives of many caregivers and their loved ones!
---Tia Powell, MD, Author, Dementia Reimagined: Building a Life of Joy and Dignity from Beginning to End