Life Care Center of Paradise Valley in Phoenix recently presented its annual Rewarding Excellence awards to four associates.
Certified Nursing Assistants of the Year were Vayda Bolgoyen, Dania Castruita-Castaneda and Amanda Davila. Lisa Sheppard, environmental services director, won the Team Spirit Award. The CNAs were praised for putting their residents first, their positive attitudes and their attention to detail. Sheppard was nominated for her caring spirit and work ethic.
The program is based on the concept set forth in the book “The End-of-Life Namaste Care Program for People with Dementia” by Joyce Simard. Lorna Mattox, activity director, applied these ideas of “honoring the spirit within” to the needs of the residents at the Phoenix facility.