Lindsay is no stranger to adversity. While most 11-year olds were out playing with their friends, she was at home caring for her mom. Now a front-line healthcare worker in the midst of a pandemic, she is faced with unprecedented challenges. Lindsay shares her insights on how the government could ensure the safety of personal support workers and their clients.
Lindsay Couture has been a live-in caregiver for her mom since a young age. Supporting her through respiratory issues and 2 double lung transplants. It was while caring for her mom she realized that caregiving was her passion. Lindsay went to school to become a PSW in 2016 and graduated with honors. Since then Lindsay has worked in both the long-term care sector and in the community helping support our most vulnerable. Lindsay got away from corporate work after experiencing burnout and has now taken a different approach in the PSW profession. While no longer working in the corporate world, Lindsay has opened her own homecare company, Oakwood Home Healthcare. Being a PSW herself Lindsay knows the struggles and hardships PSWs go through in their profession. Between working the front-line, and managing a team of compassionate PSWs by herself, Lindsay makes time to advocate for change in the PSW profession.
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