Advance Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)

Kay Budick , APN

Kay Budick MS, APN is an advanced practice nurse practicing at The Institute of Neurobehavioral Services as part of the treatment team, as well as the Older Adult Network.

Kay received her undergraduate degree at Indiana University School of nursing, and her MS in Nursing at Saint Xavier University. as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Psychiatry and Mental Health. Kay is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She has 25 years of nursing experience, and 11 years as an Advanced Practice Nurse. Kay has an extenxive background in outpatient care, working in home health care, as well as her involvement in an intensive outpatient program.
Kay practices with a collaborative agreement, under Dr. Moises Gaviria, diagnosing and treating adults and older adults with prescriptive authority. She specializes in working with cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. It is not uncommon for a family member of someone suffering from these disorders to schedule their own appointment with her to help with stress and anxiety. Family members caring for a loved one with dementia are often overwhelmed, and sometimes depressed. By receiving education and support, the family member can learn effective coping strategies to continue to care for their loved one, access caregivers to assist, or help them to find a long term facility.

In addition to clinic practice, Kay sees residents at Smith Crossing, Sunrise, and Tinley Courts. As such, she is a resource to staff members at those facilities. She is also a consultant for Great Lakes Caring home care, providing staff education.

Kay is accepting new patients for medication management, and is able to provide supportive therapy when necessary. She works with patients to create the most supported environment possible to allow for patients to develop effective coping methods for when life becomes stressful.