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August 4, 2020 22 min

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.

About Lindsay

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.

A full transcript with photos is available in the show notes

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Written, Hosted, Produced, and Sound Designed by: Jason Herterich
Video Editor: Raihan Hussain
Associate Producer: Rahima Mulla
Audio Engineer: Justin Maradin

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