Betty Frandsen

Director of Clinical Education, Master Trainer, Past-President

Betty FrandsenBetty served as the NADONA Legislative Coordinator to Washington DC from January 2000 through December 2004, and was a founding board member of the New York and Pennsylvania Chapters of NADONA. Betty began working in nursing homes as a nursing assistant while obtaining her education in registered nursing. She has been a charge nurse, unit manager, and a nursing supervisor on all shifts, eventually becoming an ADON and then a DON. She served as a director of nursing in skilled nursing facilities for 14 years, and as an administrator in both New York and Pennsylvania. She is a founding member of the Pennsylvania Culture Change Coalition, and provided culture change consulting and training for nursing homes in Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania. Betty has presented workshops and developed curriculum for nursing home leaders for both the Institute for Caregiver Education and AANAC. As a grant writer, she has acquired funding for projects designed to improve quality of care and quality of life for nursing home residents in Florida, New York, and Massachusetts, and managed a grant to provide culture change training in eight Pennsylvania nursing homes.In her free time Betty cares for aging horses at her small farm in Upstate New York, where she administers medications twice a day to five horses who are contentedly living out their days in their “horse nursing home.”

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