Kathy Beveridge, Quality of Life Coordinator for our Azura Memory Care of Oconomowoc home was selected as a True Blue Award recipient after having received several nominations from her Team and from families.
“Kathy is a goddess when it comes to caring for my Dad and making my Mom feel so comfortable that my Dad is being watched over,” said one family. “She sends pictures, provides updates and goes out of her way to look for ways to stimulate my Dad during his residency at Azura.” She shares that Kathy knew her Dad loved to watch the road construction going on outside of his room at Azura and took it upon herself to trim the bushes outside of his window, just so he could see and aid in his RECOVERY.
According to her Team, “Kathy always goes the extra mile…the connections she builds with the residents and families is truly amazing. Kathy does an EXCEPTIONAL job each and every day she is here.”
Another family shared that “Kathy has been an outstanding lady ever since the first day.” Pre-COVID, Kathy took pictures of him and his wife on multiple occasions, providing them to him and his family and putting them around Azura so that his wife is triggered to smile and remember him. On their 50th wedding anniversary Kathy set up a special table with their wedding pictures, wedding scrapbook, and champagne flutes so that they could toast together.
He shares that Kathy is very INNOVATIVE in how she decorates the common areas and especially cognizant to celebrate holidays or Packer games. She also came up with the idea to create a family poster that the Team could review with his wife to try to help her RETAIN the memory of her family for longer.
“It’s very comforting,” said a family. “that Kathy is there to be my Dad’s guardian angel.”
Thank you, Kathy for the EXCEPTIONAL compassion you show to our residents and families. Your efforts speak for themselves and we thank you for ensuring these efforts follow ALL our Core Values. You are definitely TRUE BLUE!!
Hope is recognized for living our Core Values and being exceptional in her approach to assist our residents. One nomination shares, “Hope is a very determined worker...She displays the greatest amount of energy to fulfill your core values. I have observed her on every shift applying the specific skills of your MOSAIC philosophy.... MOSAIC really means something to her. Her concern for the physical needs are very apparent. The mental needs, such as spiritual care demonstrated on any given moment.”
Hope – thank you for living our Core Values and making exceptional MOSAIC moments happen. You are EXCEPTIONAL!
Tracy, Senior Executive Director, is recognized by her team members for always taking the time to do special activities with the residents. One day, after lunch, Tracy sat down with the residents and joined in on a dice game. She is always very creative in her approach to help get residents involved and having fun!
Thank you Tracy for the care and compassion you demonstrate and for making a MOSAIC moment happen!
Amy is recognized for always going the extra mile to support our residents and help them feel their best! An Azura family member nominated Amy for how she “shows caring respect for all residents. In my daughter’s case, she goes the extra mile...she gives her hair the “Amy treatment” when shampooing her hair... This procedure helps a lot.”
Thank you Amy for your personalized, exceptional care and compassion – we retain the finest in you!
From an Azura Team Member: “Tracy has been a wonderful addition to our team. She does a great job getting every resident to participate in activities and her approach is always caring and dementia specific. Family members and her team compliment her work daily. Tracy is kind and attentive to our residents and always finds ways to bring them joy. She is also very thorough and is so kind!” Another team member shares, “If my family would need care I would know they were in good hands with Tracy caring for them.”
Tracy – thank you for being INNOVATIVE in your approach and for all of the exceptional support and compassion you show to all!
Ryan is recognized for the exceptional and personalized support he provides to our residents. When a resident was struggling emotionally due to the recent loss of their son, Ryan knew that this resident loved chocolate and when he was done working, on his time off, went to the store and got a chocolate cake and came back to give it to the resident. This made the resident’s day and redirected their thinking.
Thank you Ryan for showing care and compassion to all within our care! You are EXCEPTIONAL!
Rebecca’s fellow team members recognize her for always showing up with a smile and for the exceptional way she cares for her residents and team. She makes delicious meals and the residents have commented just how amazing they are! Rebecca always makes sure the residents get what they need. She will often do activities with the residents and will sit down and spend some time with them too.
Rebecca, we appreciate you – thank you for all of the ways you help our residents RECOVER!
Stephanie is recognized by her fellow team members for her kindness and attentiveness to the residents. Her team members share that Stephanie is a fantastic cook and is always willing to help lend a hand! Stephanie does a fantastic job keeping the home clean and is always patient and offers great ideas. A fellow team member shares, “Stephanie is an exceptional asset to our Azura family!”
Stephanie, thank you for the exceptional RESPECT and support you provide to all!
From an Azura Team Member: “Neal has proven to be an incredibly hard–working, devoted caregiver. His attentiveness and concern for every resident is remarkable. He listens with such patience and kindness… Creating joy for our residents comes naturally to Neal!”
Thank you, Neal, for the love and RESPECT you show to all at Azura!
Simone is recognized for her dedication and for the heart and compassion she shares for her residents! Her fellow team members share that Simone is always doing extra to help out her co-workers and shows RESPECT to all. One team member shares “She can always put a smile on your face no matter what kind of day you are having.”
Thank you Simone for your dedication and for the RESPECT you show to all!