At The Wellington our highly experienced and passionate team of professionals are dedicated to serving the needs of our residents, families and staff in a comfortable home environment. At The Wellington our emphasis is on living and providing a board range of services to live comfortably and meet our residents changing needs throughout the years. We look forward to showing you all that The Wellington has to offer.
Lisa Winters knew from a very young age that she wanted to work with seniors, when she helped care for her grandmother, whom she was very close to. She felt comfortable and very fulfilled in the role, and grew to start her career by volunteering in a nursing home, which led to several different positions within the field, from nursing to the Housing Director she is today.
Why the field of senior services? “I have worked with seniors since I was a young child and to this day, I still love it! It is my desire to be a good leader and mentor, and to ensure that all my residents receive the best care possible.”
Kristin Elkjer, LSW
Community and Resident Services Coordinator
Kristin Elkjer, LSW was a director of social services for more than 5 years prior to becoming the Community and Resident Services Coordinator at The Wellington. Kristin has consulted at numerous facilities throughout the Twin Cities and has also developed a curriculum to train new social workers. Kristin grew up in the Black Hills of South Dakota and attended the University of South Dakota receiving a degree in social work. She enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the outdoors.
Why the field of senior services? “My father was a nursing home administrator which meant that I was exposed to many older adults at a young age. Seniors have lived so much life and have many great stories and wisdom that they are able to share. My best friend is 82 years old and I am so grateful for the stories she tells and the laughs we share. I became a social worker to ensure that seniors are treated with dignity and respect, ensuring their voice is heard.”
Sarah Boettner is the Homecare Director for Shepard Park Home Care. She started her career as a nursing assistant in assisted living and memory care, where her passion grew to care for seniors by seeing how much interactions with caregivers affected their daily life. After graduating from the nursing program at the College of St. Scholastica, she spent four years as an RN Case Manager.
Why the field of senior services? “I enjoy this opportunity as a Homecare Director to help staff grow in their nursing skills and professional skills every day. Training and teaching staff is a passion of mine. I believe training staff and giving them new tools and successful caregiving stories is essential for delivering high quality care and creating a positive work environment.”