Brookstone Estates of Vandalia
Many of the incredible nominees for our prestigious Heart of Caring award are the individuals who truly embody caring, honesty, appreciation, respect and teamwork in their respective communities. Today’s nominee from Brookstone Estates of Vandalia is no exception.
“Sherri is “heart of caring” at our community. As the only CNA on the floor, Sheri is pulled in many different directions during her shift but she finds time to make the residents laugh and she finds time to talk to them and listen to what they have to say. On her days off, Sherri comes in and collects the recycling to take to the recycling center. She will often run errands for the residents after she gets off work and she never misses a funeral or visitation of one of our residents.”
Sherri’s willingness to go above any beyond doesn’t just extend to taking out the recycling; she’s also been known to come in on her days off to celebrate birthdays, work ahead to help out of the next shift’s team members, pick up a Valentine’s card, and even put on a costume.
“Sherri is fun for the residents. Every Wednesday is HUMP day. She has a camel outfit including a camel head and tail. Every Wednesday at lunch she wears the outfit into the dining room Sherri yells “What day is it?” and the residents yell back “it’s hump day”. Sherri never misses a Wednesday. She has other suites and heads: a turkey for thanksgiving, antlers for Christmas, ears for Easter. The residents love this.”
No matter the costume, Sherri’s heart of caring shines through in all she does to provide best-in-class care to our residents. Thank you, Sherri, for all you do, and congratulations on the nomination!
This spotlight is part of Senior Lifestyle’s 100 Days of Heart of Caring series featuring nominees from our 170+ communities across the country. All nominations are anonymous. Our nominees represent the backbone of our commitment to our core values: Caring, Honesty, Appreciation, Respect and Teamwork; without them, we could never fulfill our goal of providing best-in-class care to every one of our residents. Join us as we celebrate these caring, passionate individuals and their commitment to our residents.