Nicci Kobritz, RN, has spent her entire nursing career forging new paths as a healthcare pioneer, consistently ahead of the curve in her philosophies about how preventative, proactive care leads to better health outcomes and how lifestyle and wellness intersect. Early in her career, she founded a clinic that the American Academy of Pediatrics later selected as a national model, and also developed a state model for hospital-based child neglect programs in Bangor, Maine. This program was then replicated in one tertiary hospital and two other secondary level hospitals, facilitated with Nicci and her team by the Maine Medical Association.
Later, as the primary caregiver for her own parents, she realized that there was a dire need for innovation in care services provided to those in later life stages. This led her to open Youthful Aging Home Care. Her unique range of experience caring for individuals on both ends of the life spectrum has made her into a strong advocate for care that proactively enhances a person’s overall wellness instead of simply assisting with what many providers see simply as “normal decline” related to aging or illness.
Her pioneering philosophy is the driving force behind Youthful Aging’s care team, which includes a geriatric nurse care manager, licensed nurses, certified professional in-home caregivers, a registered dietitian, as well as a licensed physical therapist.
Nicci also serves as the CEO of the Center for Brain Health (CBH) in Sarasota, a neurology practice dedicated exclusively to preserving brain health and slowing cognitive decline. Her role with CBH allows her to train her team of certified caregiving professionals in how to best serve, assist, and advocate for those who are experiencing cognitive challenges.