Karoline Reistad-Murphy, RN
Geriatric Care Manager
Making a difference in the health and well-being of a person who needs care can be challenging, but at the same time, providing that care can be a wonderfully fulfilling thing. It feels amazing to make a difference in the lives of others which is the reason I absolutely love being a nurse.
My journey into nursing began informally, while working as an aide working at the Norwegian Christian nursing home in Brooklyn, New York. I loved visiting with each of the residents and listening to their stories of the past. This experience planted the seed for my nursing career in the geriatric field.
After I earned my nursing license, I worked in a maternity unit in Brooklyn and while I loved working with mothers and babies, I missed working with older adults. I eventually left my job in the maternity ward and returned to the Norwegian Christian nursing home, this time as a nurse! I think that career move really illustrates my connection with the elderly. It feels good to be in a position to help older adults, especially those who don’t have any family to look after them.
I have had this innate drive to care for others since I was a little girl. My grandmother and I had an extremely close relationship, and I knew that I would be a great caregiver to her as she (and I!) got older. And I was. From my grandparents to my parents, my kids, and my husband, and my clients at Peace Aging Care Experts, I still love providing support and care for others!