Dr. Christine Collins has worked for 38 years of clinical experience as a family nurse practitioner. Her first 23 years were spent working in occupational health, specifically in hospital-based employee health. For the past 16 years, she has been working primarily in gerontology. She previously provided home-based primary care to homebound patients in Northern Delaware. The last 6 years she has worked in gerontologic practice caring for older persons as a hospitalist for skilled services in a critical access hospital and as an onsite provider in a continuing care residential retirement community. She has worked in all levels of care including independent, assisted living, and long-term care/skilled nursing facility.