As we near another holiday season, we wanted to take a moment and personally thank everyone who makes our communities a success.
Jacob Work – Regional Director:
As I think about all of the things that I am very, very thankful for this holiday season, I came up with many things that I am thankful for. I am very thankful that I have amazing Directors, Memory Care Coordinators, and Nurses that are very dedicated to the seniors of Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota. I also very thankful that, even though each day is not always the greatest one, that they are always willing to drop everything and come to my rescue if I need them. I also hope that they know if they ever needed me, I would be there in a heartbeat. I feel as though the directors, nurses, and memory care coordinators work very well as a family and team. So I guess I am very lucky to have many new extended members to my family. I am also very thankful to have a fantastic group of care providers, kitchen staff, food service directors, maintenance staff, lead care managers, shift leaders, community life coordinators, and customer service rep. that are very dedicated to making each of our residents daily lives the best that it can be. So in closing, I have many things to be thankful for this year and feel very blessed for our residents knowing that they are receiving the best care out there.
Sarah Work – Director of Administration/HR:
I have many things to be thankful for this Holiday Season. More specifically, roughly 400 individuals that give themselves to the vision of Welcome Home Health Care. Employees who give their time, their heart, and their soul to making our residents, their families and guests of our communities feel as if they are part of the employee’s own family. These individuals bring “family” to our communities. They are not just the staff of Welcome Home Health Care. They are part of the Welcome Home Health Care family, and if it were not for them, we wouldn’t be who we are today.
Roman Bloemke – Director of Operations:
Touching Lives, Encouraging Hearts. As I was driving down the road a few days ago heading back from another awesome day at one of our communities, I began to think about all of the people that make Welcome Home and our communities a success. I traveled down the darkened road with only my headlights illuminating the way, I began thinking about everything that has happened this past year and how without each and every person that joined in and helped, we couldn’t have accomplished everything we set out to do.
Each and every day, we take a look around and simply admire all the work that each person on our team does to make their community a great place to call home. Everyone, from the Care Providers who take the best care of the residents; The dining staff who have taken it upon themselves to create an unbelievable dining experience for the residents and their families; The nurses who make sure that everyone is on track and gets the help they need; The Director of Resident Services and support staff who do a lot of work that sometimes goes unnoticed for the residents and their team members; The maintenance people who keep each community in tip top shape and take a moment to help a resident hang a shelf; The Community Life Coordinators who put together such wonderful programs and experiences for the residents; To all of the support staff who do all the behind the scenes work.
Each of you is touching each of the resident’s lives every day, whether you realize it or not. You are the ones who make the experience such a great one. By the friendship you have with each other and with the residents who call your community home, you are touching their life and encouraging their hearts in ways you maybe never thought possible.
The residents and the families of your community are sitting back during this holiday season thankful for such a caring team of individuals who care for them and their family member each and every day. Keep up the great work. The families, residents and your team members appreciate what you do each and every day and never goes unnoticed.
Dean Bloemke – President:
There are many things in this world to be thankful for and there are many people who in our business who do many things to make the Welcome Home communities what they are. Directors, nurses, front line supervisors and all the rest, each do their part. But those who I really would like to mention are all the people who show up to work at times when most people would rather be home. Those people who work weekends, overnights, and afternoon shifts when they are missing their families. All are self motivated people who do the little things for the people who have chosen to make Welcome Home Communities their home.
We should all be thankful for
those people who rekindle the inner spirit.