Linda Smith, BSN, RN, CMC, CDP
Linda has her bachelors in nursing, is a certified life care manager, certified dementia practitioner and plans to become a certified nurse life care planner and certified legal nurse consultant.
Linda's experience with caring for adults and seniors spans more than three decades. She uses the nursing process of assessment, critical thinking, and nursing diagnoses along with specific skill sets inherent to the determination of treatment needs and respective costs, across the continuum of care.
She provides coordination of patient care, construction of care plans and consultative services to families and professionals to determine treatment needs and respective costs across the continuum of care.
Her tireless capacity to develop creative solutions results in positive outcomes for her clients. She is knowledgeable on a wide range of medical, psychiatric, disability, geriatric conditions and community resources. Linda strategizes with medical providers, social service agencies, case managers, estate attorneys, financial planners and other professionals in order to maximize services.
After receiving her bachelor of science in nursing from Simmons College in 1985, Linda gained a broad range of experience at Massachusetts General Hospital as a post operative surgical nurse, insurance quality and utilization review nurse at Blue Cross Insurance Co., then over 10 years nursing clients with complex medical and surgical conditions back to health along with assessment, evaluation, teaching, and medication management for Medicare certified home health agencies.
Linda is a member of The Aging Life Care Association, The Alzheimer's Association Partnership, The Mass Guardianship Association, the Brain Injury Association of Mass. and the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) for the town of Wayland.
She and her team are continually learning and staying abreast of changes in the healthcare & homecare industry. They offer stimulating panel educational events for professional groups and families offering fresh perspectives regarding navigating the health care system, such as how to be an effective family advocate, how to plan for successful aging and more.
Raised in Weston, MA she and her husband/business partner have raised two daughters. When she isn't writing care plans, you can find her indulging in her love of country dancing, yoga and color analysis.