Walnut Creek, CA, April 2, 2014 – In 1989, Linda Fodrini-Johnson, MA, MFT, CMC pioneered one of the very first Care Management and Home Care agencies in the Bay Area in her kitchen and 25 years later, hundreds of agencies now exist due to the extraordinary numbers of aging boomers. Today, the woman-owned agency remains privately held with a main office in Walnut Creek with over 250 employees.
Honoring this milestone, Eldercare Services hosted a private, invitation-only celebration at the Lindsay Wildlife Museum. Linda and co-owner husband, Bruce Johnson, were not only honored with a proclamation from the City of Walnut Creek, but many esteemed professionals who work with older adults publicly addressed Fodrini-Johnson and Eldercare Services for their leadership and commitment to caring and serving, and educating the community on aging issues.
Anne Marie Taylor, JFK University’s Vice President of Advancement, acknowledged Fodrini-Johnson as “One of JFK University’s most beloved graduates.” Continuing with, “She really is the quintessential model for people who come to the University, who follow their heart, who transform lives, and who change the world. She believed strongly in helping elderly people stay in their homes, and she was tenacious in supporting them in whatever ways they needed. Linda has been honored as Alumni of the Year, a keynote speaker, an adjunct faculty member, and an Advisory Council member…and still she gets nominated for these positions every year!”
Passionate about giving back to her profession and the community, Fodrini-Johnson served as President of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers and was recognized with their top award – the Adele Elkind Award. She was honored as a “Hometown Hero” for community service and was most recently selected to the Contra Costa Commission for Women, Hall of Fame, for leadership in the community.
Fodrini-Johnson is a sought after public speaker with an intense passion for providing high quality expertise, community education and family support, setting herself apart from the norm. Of the hundreds of agencies now in the Bay Area, Eldercare Services is one of only two accredited by the Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.
Distinguished as experts, Fodrini-Johnson and her team are frequently contacted by local and national media (Contra Costa Times, Consumer Reports, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and many more) for their insight and advice on aging and advocacy. This is the same wisdom that for the past 25 years has been benefiting families, helping to maintain the highest possible quality-of-life for their aging family members.
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Eldercare Services provides a unique blend of services from professional geriatric care management, home care services (caregiving) and counseling to offering family support groups and community education. Passionate about the challenges of aging and illness, Founder and Executive Director Linda Fodrini-Johnson, MA, MFT, CMC, served as President of the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM) in 2010 and is still a very active member. For more information on Eldercare Services, visit www.EldercareAnswers.com.