Ready Hands is pleased to announce that Linda Emonds, R.N. has joined our team as a full-time Nurse Supervisor. Our search for just the right individual for this position goes back many months. We were seeking a registered nurse with not only the necessary experience in eldercare, but also critical personal qualities like great customer service skills, good communication and a warm, friendly manner. We feel that we have found all of this and more in Linda.
Before joining Ready Hands, Linda served for eight years as Nurse Manager of Falmouth House Assisted Living , in Falmouth, Maine. There she was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the care of 40 residents of the facility and supervising a nursing department staff of 16. For part of her tenure at Falmouth House she served as Interim Director of Resident Care Services. In addition, Linda provided nurse case management services to scores of independent living residents of the OceanView retirement community, of which Falmouth House is a part.
Besides her extensive residential care background, Linda is also thoroughly familiar with the home care arena. Her most recent work in this field was serving as Home Care Case Manager for CareTree Healthcare in Portland, Maine, where she prepared care plans, supervised home care services, served as liaison between families and health providers and conducted staff educational activities. Previously, Linda worked for Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield as a nurse medical reviewer/case manager and as a case manager for a community hospital.
At Ready Hands, Linda will perform initial client assessments and supervisory visits, collaborate in staffing decisions and generally contribute to all the processes by which we try to provide the best possible care and service to our clients and families. We consider ourselves fortunate to have found her and expect that our extended “family” of clients, employees and community senior-serving professionals will agree.