Linsey Johnson, LPN

 

Linsey Johnson, LPN

Linsey Johnson, LPN

Linsey Johnson, LPN

In my second week of nursing school, I learned that nursing (and elder care in particular) was more about caring than it was about medicine.

Having spent my entire nursing career in the field of senior wellness, I feel even more strongly that I was right from the beginning. There is a lot of personal satisfaction in elder care; which includes caring for an entire extended family, as well as a patient. Whether it’s aiding a family in their time of crisis of choosing placement for their family member who can no longer manage at home, or assisting a senior in the ever-convoluted Medicare and Medicaid process, or helping a grieving family who just signed up for end-of-life hospice services for their loved one, I love the feeling I get when I can go home every day knowing I have helped someone, even if it’s just being there to listen.

After leaving the elder care world for a period, I wanted to get back to my roots. It reminded me of exactly why I got into nursing in the first place. I want to help people.

I am excited to be part of Eldercare Connections. We get to be the “good guys,” in your time of crisis or need.

In my personal life, I am recently married to the love of my life Zach and I have three great kids (as well as two four-legged members of our family).

An avid (OK, fanatical) Chicago Cubs fan, I also enjoy spending time with friends from all over the area and serving with several elder-related organizations.