Siren Nurse Spotlight: Maria Prentiss, LVN
June 17, 2021
Maria has been a licensed vocational nurse (LVN) for 27 years. She started her medical career as a skilled nursing facility (SNF) nurse and often assisted in wound care. This led to her passion for assisting patients with chronic conditions. Her background includes SNF, long-term acute care (LTAC), in-patient and out-patient wound clinics, hospital in-patient wound care, home health, dialysis nurse, and most recently chronic wound care management. Currently, she resides in Royse City, Texas with her husband and their two cats. She is a mother of five grown children who have families of their own and grandmother to nine grandchildren. In her spare time, she loves working in the yard and taking care of their many farm animals.
"I have the opportunity to make a big difference in patients' lives every day and to develop trusting relationships as we work together on improving their overall health. It's gratifying to hear patients say, "Thank you for checking in on me today. I’m happy to know you are watching out for me”. It's why I love working for Siren."
Nursing has been an emotional and rewarding career choice for me. Although it can be very demanding, I get the internal satisfaction of helping people improve their overall quality of life by providing them with efficient care. I love the personal interaction, the ups and downs, and everything in between. For me, no other profession offers the opportunity to thrive in a challenging work environment while at same time valuing compassion.
I strive to live my personal and professional life by this quote by Leo Buscaglia, "Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring; all of which have the potential to turn a life around."
About Siren Socks
Siren Socks are innovative smart socks that detect potential issues with your feet. Siren Socks are an FDA-registered Class I medical device and are for people with neuropathy.
The socks measure your foot temperature. Temperature monitoring has been shown to help prevent diabetic foot ulcers in multiple clinical studies clinical studies over the past 20 years and is considered the gold standard in diabetic foot care.
The information from the socks is monitored by licensed nurses who contact you regularly to check on your health and the status of your feet. Your doctor review any issues that arise and determine if a clinic visit is necessary.
Siren Socks are covered by Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and many private insurance plans.
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