Denise Gallagher is a family nurse practitioner and will be providing consultation to residents living in long term care to address their mental health care needs. Denise completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing as well as earned her Master of Science degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She holds a National Board Certification with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a family nurse practitioner and recently earned an Advanced Practice RN Certificate in Palliative Care from California State University Institute for Palliative Care.
Denise is passionate about caring for those with dementia. Her hope is to deliver integrated care with collaboration between primary care providers, nursing staff and families. She is dedicated to providing compassionate care, maintaining dignity, and diminishing emotional distress through implementation of evidence-based psychiatric approaches and judicious use of psychiatric medications.