This week, we are honoring team members who were nominated for our North Star Leadership Award. We are also submitting those who were nominated to Aging Services Stars Among Us campaign.
As we continue to honor those individuals who were nominated for Welcome Home Management’s North Star Leadership Award, and who were submitted to the Stars Among Us campaign at Aging Services, we come to our fourth nominee.
Our third nomination and Star Among Us is Blaire. She is the Evening Shift Leader at Potter Ridge Assisted Living in Potter Ridge, Minnesota. This is her first nomination for the North Star Leadership Award.
Blaire was nominated by her fellow teammates at Potter Ridge. They said:
“Blaire demonstrates her commitment to the elderly by her kindness, her total interest in resident’s as invidivuals. Her bubbly smile is contagious, hearing her laughter float through the halls as she works with the residents adds lighteness to all our hearts.
She demonstrates leadership skills as she becomes increasingly confident in her position. Not only is Blaire engaged when at work with the residents, she brings her son to visit on her days off. She is able to balance being a working mom and serving with the National Guard.
She takes care of the resident’s needs with a conscientious compassion and caring attitude. She never rushes and they feel truly taken care of. Even in an event of an emergency, she is always calm and level headed, which in turn brings peace to the resident(s) involved. Her confidence and ability to handle responsibility made her the perfect fit for our Evening Shift Leader.
While she may be a newer team member, she is a super one! She is always on time and willing to help and willing to go that extra mile. I am proud to be a coworker of hers and have nominated her for the North Star Leadership Award.”
When we talked to Blaire about why she loves her job so much, she stated,
“When I was growing up I had a very close relationship with my grandma. Now that we live in different cities, I miss her very much. This motivates me to try to spend a little extra time with each of my residents as I go through my evenings. I know it helps fill a little emptiness in my heart and I hope that I can do the same for them. It means a lot to me to run into the families of my residents out in the community and have them thank me for taking such good care of their loved ones. That what little I do is worth mention inspires me to remember to smile and be patient.”
We are proud to have her as part of our team at Potter Ridge and Welcome Home Health Care. All of us congratulate her on her nomination.
For the past three years, Welcome Home has honored an individual that shows leadership abilities in their community or in the organization with the North Star Leadership Award. The North Star Leadership Award winner will be announced at Welcome Home’s Annual Winter Conference on February 23rd. Watch for more details on our live presentation as our conference date approaches.
Roman Bloemke, Director of Operations