Optimal Aging is a senior care nurse consulting business

As a nurse educator, Teresa  also provides healthcare education for family and industry caregivers. Enhancing caregiver knowledge and skills, improves care, quality of life, staff retention and optimal aging for seniors

She also provides individualized care management services and support for older adults who want assistance with managing healthcare  and/or caregiving needs. Having a nurse to help with ongoing health challenges during times of healthcare uncertainty can help families navigate difficult situations and facilitate quality care and optimal aging.

Services include:

  • Healthcare education for care providers
  • Comprehensive senior care assessments 
  • Senior wellness visits
  • Coordinate healthcare and community resources for seniors
  • Healthcare Advocacy
  • Family/Caregiver Support

Senior Care Assessments help identify:

  • Ability to perform activities of Daily Living (ADLs)
  • Capacity to perform Instrumental activities of Daily Living (IADLs)
  • What, if any, In-home or other care services are needed
  • Immediate and mandatory needs

About Teresa Haldorson MN, RN


  • Bachelor’s in Nursing Linfield College
  • Master’s in Nursing University of Washington
  • Member of Sigma Theta Tau
  • Member of Aging Life Care Association (ALCA)
  • Speaker for Greater Idaho chapter of Alzheimer’s Association
  • Member of Idaho Guardians and Fiduciary Association
  • Member of Lifelong Education & Aging Resources Network, Boise, Idaho


To provide quality healthcare education & personalized care management that meets the unique needs of care providers and seniors 


Since my first job as a nursing assistant in a family care home in Edmonds, WA., my passion has always been working with older adults. Working with seniors in medical-surgical, cardiac, and critical care units expanded my knowledge of the physical, psychological and physiological challenges that often accompany the aging process.  As my career and experiences evolved, my desire to enhance the quality of geriatric nursing care grew. With a fresh Master’s degree in hand, I entered nursing academia and thrived in the enthusiasm of future nurses and exposing them to the unique challenges of geriatric nursing. Relocating to Kuna, Idaho provided an opportunity to begin my own consulting business to I work directly with seniors, their families and care providers providing quality nursing expertise and advocacy. I look forward to working with you.


Optimal Aging abides to the strict safety and ethical codes of conduct established by the American Nursing Association, the Aging Life Care Association and the Idaho State Board of Nursing. Learning needs are specific to each individual care provider and the communities in which they live and work. Curriculum will be designed and implemented to successfully meet learning objectives. Care needs for senior clients are also specific to each individual and the communities in which they live. After the initial assessments, a care plan will be designed with next step option for implementation.


Appreciating the physical and psychological challenges that come with getting older, Optimal Aging collaborates with seniors and care providers to optimize day-to-day abilities with respect and understanding. Adapting care and environments to individual needs and wants can be difficult. We understand we are each unique and collaborate with individuals as a team to successfully overcome challenges.