Congratulations to Maria, Quality of Life Coordinator for our Kenosha Blue home for being recognized as the 2016 Azura Memory Care True Blue Award Winner for our Caregiver Team! Maria has been with the Azura family of care for over a decade and is a ball of energy.
According to her nomination, “Maria puts her heart and soul into her engagements with our residents. She always has a smile on her face, a spring in her step and creates such a positive energy when she is in her houses.”
She is constantly engaging our residents, families and Team in personalized moments of joy and ensuring that their days are as bright as possible. Maria has utilized our Wedding Reminiscence basket to not only evoke memories of trips down the aisle, but by honoring the special anniversaries of our residents too. She invites the resident couple to a special lunch or coffee break, decorates the table, adorns them with veil and bowtie and helps them recite their vows, a truly magical moment for all to witness.
Daily Maria leads her residents in the Azura Cheer, songs on the Karaoke machine and instantly works to bond with the residents when they move and make them, as she call it, “her own.” Thank you Maria for living all of our Core Value in everything you do!
"We want to thank you for the loving special care you took of our mother, Diane. It was truly mom's home and you all became part of our family. Everything was home for her....from the beautiful rooms, large sunny windows all around, good food made with love, fun and personal activities from people who really loved our mom. We would highly recommend your facility to anyone. The staff from the director, to the doctor, to the nurse, to the caregivers and the maintenance man were all extremely helpful, caring, loving and professional. There are not enough words to say how much we appreciate all of you. Your exceptional care, kindness, and love were beyond anything we could have imagined. You were part of our family, and we will miss you." - Gail Sommers and Deborah Guse