Miriam Berry RN
Service. Safety. Trust.
Meet Miriam Berry RN, candidate for US Representative for Vermont. This site is your source of information including upcoming events, information on the issues, history and background and so much more. Please feel free to browse the website, where you will find all you need to know surrounding Miriam.
Serving the health care needs of Vermonters since 1985
I started in health care as a nursing assistant, put myself through LPN school and then earned my RN. I have worked rehab and acute care, but my passion is geriatric care.
For me, elder care brings together all the facets of nursing. I love establishing long term relationships with patients, hearing their histories and learning from them. I love interviewing them and assessing their needs. I do enjoy the complexity of their cases, but it pales compared to the moment when a patient with dementia remembers my name. On a perhaps selfish note, my patients also graciously welcome my violin playing! I must admit that it is rather gratifying when they refer to me as "the little girl with the violin."
We cheer for the successful rehabilitation and discharge of our residents; we share the grief of bidding permanent good-byes. We educate and support family members. We become family to the lonely. It is a precious and profound trust placed in us. I am humbled an ever so privileged to be part of elder care.
Essex Jct., VT
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Thank you, Seven Days, for putting a voice to our experience.