Introducing Dawn Quaderer, new Elder Case Management Nurse
Editor's Note: The following article was submitted by Dawn Quaderer, the new Elder Case Management Nurse at the LCO Health Center.
Boozhoo, My name is Dawn Quaderer. I am a member of the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Tribe from the Whitefish community. I have 3 children and 9 grandchildren. I enjoy fishing, camping, yoga, stand-up paddleboarding and watching football!
I have been in the medical field since I was 16 years old. I started my nursing career as a Candy Striper at St. Marys Hospital in Minneapolis, where I was born and raised. I have been a Certified Medical Assistant for 30+ years.
Currently, I am a Registered Nurse working at the LCO Health Center focusing on the Community Health Elder Care Program. Our goal is to help elders with health care needs in their homes and to maintain independence. We offer in-home visits, medication education, delivery and set up, medical transportation, diabetic foot care, wound care and many more resources.
My working experience with elders has been at the Elder Clinic at LCO Health Center, Circle of Life Home Health Care of Mpls, where I went to Montana for a year and opened a home health office for that company, and Waters Edge Nursing Home.
I recently graduated from the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Community College with a diploma in AODA counseling and presently, I am attending college for my Bachelors in Human Resources. My dream is to support advocacy on our LCO Reservation for all, from youth to elder. I am looking forward to this opportunity to work in our community! Miigwich!