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If your family needs help exploring senior care options, our expert Advisors are a wonderful source of information with a wealth of experience. Your local Senior Care Authority office, serving Minneapolis Metropolitan Area, is here to help. Should you need assistance outside of this area, we have franchises located throughout the United States and Canada and would be happy to direct you to services in your area.

Kathy Quinby-Johnson CSA, CDP, Eldercare Consultant

Kathy Quinby-Johnson leads the Senior Care Authority office in the Minneapolis Metro following a 30+ year career managing teams in marketing, relationship management, customer experience and data analytics. After her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, Kathy collaborated with her siblings and father to navigate care options and other resources. This experience led her to SCA.

Through her prior work, Kathy developed strength in bringing order out of chaos and an ability to calmly manage complex projects with ease.  She leverages those skills daily as she works with a wide variety of clients. To better support her clients, Kathy studied to become a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) and a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP). Kathy has worked with hundreds of families since opening the Minneapolis office of SCA and her main goal is to use her experience and training to advocate for families, reduce the stress they are experiencing and simplify their decision-making process.

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Matt Johnson CSA, Eldercare Consultant

Matt Johnson opened the Minneapolis SCA office in January 2015 with his wife, Kathy. Matt’s experience of selecting a hospice solution when his mother needed it, helped him see the value in an agency like SCA.  Additionally, his background in residential real estate offered a natural transition to this business, as he understands the importance of listening carefully to clients to understand their needs, desires and goals, and then recommending options based on that input. 

Matt helps manage some of the administrative aspects of the business and also works with families. He is also a Certified Senior Advisor.


Kathy and Matt live in Eden Prairie with their two teenage daughters and three cats. When they aren’t working, they maintain busy schedules keeping up with the activities of their daughters.  Kathy also loves theater, music and time with family and friends. Matt loves all sports and enjoys camping. They both like to travel.


Senior Care Authority was founded in 2009 by Frank and Michele Samson of Sonoma, California. They opened a local placement agency and learned everything there was to know about finding the right care situation for an older adult needing help with activities of daily living. They came to the Senior Care space with successful business development skills in their past as well as personal family experience finding care solutions. The business took off, primarily due to their diligence, compassion, and commitment to helping families.

​In 2014, the model was franchised and Senior Care Authority is now a national company with offices throughout the US and Canada. As part of their expansion, they partnered with an eldercare consulting practice who brought another set of senior care services and skills to the company, a great differentiator for Senior Care Authority.

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“Kathy gave us options of facilities that we weren’t able to find during our own internet searches. When we were overwhelmed and felt like we couldn’t go on, she took care of the little details and helped propel us forward."

K. Peterson / Minnetonka, MN

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