Beyond A Care Job – Featuring Shakita (Sunrise of Lenexa)

This is an entry to recognize a top caregiver in the industry, submitted by Lisa at Sunrise of Lenexa in New York. Please join us is recognizing a care job well done.

Shakita always demonstrates a can do attitude in her daily work. Her number one focus is always her residents. She has a special way of relating to her residents that have dementia and their families. One particular resident (who’s wife lives at home) calls Shakita’s personal cell phone every day at 10am so she can receive an update from Shakita on her sweet husband. After Shakita gives the lonely wife her update she hands the phone to our resident and they sing to his wife. This connection and bond are so significant and important during this pandemic when families are unable to see their family face to face. I’m grateful Shakita has worked for Sunrise of Lenexa for nearly 6 years. She’s a gem and an invaluable team member!!!

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