Senior Healthcare Book

Karen McGough Monks is a retired nurse of 50 years. She graduated from

a diploma nursing program, earned

a bachelor’s degree in nursing, and

a master’s degree in nursing.

Her work experience included positions in medical centers, an extended care facility, and home care as a staff nurse, head nurse, and house supervisor. She spent 23 years as a nursing instructor in an associate degree nursing program, including 8 years as director of the program.

The author was a member of the local hospital’s board of directors, an accreditation visitor for associate degree nursing programs, and a member of the National League for Nursing board of review. She also published two handbooks for home care professionals.

​She is currently a contributor for A place for Mom Q&A forum at