Five core values guide the decisions we make as Azura Memory Care team members and as a company: Respect, Recover, Innovation, Retain, and Be Exceptional! Each quarter, Azura Memory Care reviews nominations received from our team members, Azura families, and outside providers to recognize our Azura team members for the ways they emulate our respective Core Values. Azura is proud to share our most recent Core Value Award recipients from across our Azura family of care and an overview of their EXCEPTIONAL nominations!
Savannah is recognized for our Core Value of RETAIN. Her fellow team members share, “Savannah is a great worker. She knows how to multitask and is always willing to help her co-workers out in whatever way she can. She shows a lot of love and respect for her coworkers and also for the residents… You always see her busy with a resident, cooking something in the kitchen or making sure the house is cozy and clean. She truly is exceptional and has been a perfect fit into the Monroe Team!”
Thank you Savannah for being a part of our Azura Family – Azura RETAINS the finest in you!
Tom is our Maintenance Technician for our Azura of Monroe and Stoughton homes. His team members share that Tom is always just a call away and problem solved! He is always available, quick to find a solution, and is always going the extra mile to support our team and residents. One team member shares, “Over the weekend, there was snow in Monroe, and he came in on the weekend to support the team so that they could still go back and forth between both houses, and shoveled the sidewalk for them.”
Thank you, Tom, for your dedication and support! Azura RETAINS the finest in you!
Steve is recognized by his fellow team members for his dependability and dedication to the residents and team. He makes sure the residents have everything they need, is respectful to all and is INNOVATIVE in his approach to find new ways to engage with the residents. A fellow team member shares that Steve will sit down with the residents and read the newspaper with them, engaging in conversation and discussing current events; this keeps the residents actively engaged and creates a MOSAIC moment in the process.
Thank you Steve for the INNOVATION you show and the MOSAIC moments you help create!
Simone is recognized for her dedication and for the heart and compassion she shares for her residents! Her fellow team members share that Simone is always doing extra to help out her co-workers and shows RESPECT to all. One team member shares “She can always put a smile on your face no matter what kind of day you are having.”
Thank you Simone for your dedication and for the RESPECT you show to all!
From an Azura Team Member: “Neal has proven to be an incredibly hard–working, devoted caregiver. His attentiveness and concern for every resident is remarkable. He listens with such patience and kindness…Creating joy for our residents comes naturally to Neal!”
Thank you, Neal, for the love and RESPECT you show to all at Azura!
From an Azura Team Member: “[Rocco] has continued to grow in his role here at Azura. He has open communication with families... He does a phenomenal job with all of the residents…He comes up with creative, innovative solutions frequently.” Rocco helps residents and families RECOVER by bringing them peace of mind and joy, and by coming up with creative, innovative, solutions. Rocco is a prime example of how Azura retains the finest!
Rocco, thank you for being EXCEPTIONAL and for all the ways you help your residents and team RECOVER!
Stephanie is recognized by her fellow team members for her kindness and attentiveness to the residents. Her team members share that Stephanie is a fantastic cook and is always willing to help lend a hand! Stephanie does an exceptional job keeping the home clean and is always patient and offers great ideas. A fellow team member shares, “Stephanie is an exceptional asset to our Azura family!”
Stephanie, thank you for the exceptional RESPECT and support you provide to all!
Rebecca’s fellow team members recognize her for always showing up with a smile and for the exceptional way she cares for her residents and team. She makes delicious meals and the residents have shared just how amazing they are! Rebecca always makes sure the residents get what they need. She will often do activities with the residents and will sit down and spend some time with them too.
Rebecca, we appreciate you – thank you for all of the ways you help our residents RECOVER!
Ryan is recognized for the exceptional and personalized support he provides to our residents. When a resident was struggling emotionally due to the recent loss of their son, Ryan knew that this resident loved chocolate and when he was done working, on his time off, went to the store and got a chocolate cake and came back to give it to the resident. This made the resident’s day and redirected their thinking.
Thank you Ryan for showing care and compassion to all within our care! You are EXCEPTIONAL!
From an Azura Team Member: “Tracy has been a wonderful addition to our team. She does a great job getting every resident to participate in activities and her approach is always caring and dementia specific. Family members and her team compliment her work daily. Tracy is kind and attentive to our residents and always finds ways to bring them joy. She is also very thorough and is so kind!” Another team member shares, “If my family would need care I would know they were in good hands with Tracy caring for them.”
Tracy – thank you for being INNOVATIVE in your approach and for all of the exceptional support and compassion you show to all!
Olivia is recognized by her fellow team members for always showing support and being willing to lend a hand to help out. When a fellow team member had experienced a loss in their family, Olivia offered to come in on her day off to assist. She put her personal plans aside to make sure this team member was supported. Olivia did an exceptional job preparing the meals and made sure a resident had special cupcakes for her birthday. Olivia helps our residents and team members RECOVER with her compassion and dedication.
Thank you Olivia for all you do to help your residents and team RECOVER– you are exceptional!
Amy is recognized for always going the extra mile to support our residents and help them feel their best! An Azura family member nominated Amy for how she “shows caring respect for all residents. In my daughter’s case, she goes the extra mile...she gives her hair the “Amy treatment” when shampooing her hair... This procedure helps a lot.”
Thank you Amy for your personalized, exceptional care and compassion – we retain the finest in you!
Tracy, Senior Executive Director, is recognized by her team members for always taking the time to do special activities with the residents. One day, after lunch, Tracy sat down with the residents and joined in on a dice game. She is always very creative in her approach to help get residents involved and having fun!
Thank you Tracy for the care and compassion you demonstrate and for making a MOSAIC moment happen!
Hope is recognized for living our Core Values and being exceptional in her approach to assist our residents. One nomination shares, “Hope is a very determined worker...She displays the greatest amount of energy to fulfill your core values. I have observed her on every shift applying the specific skills of your MOSAIC philosophy.... MOSAIC really means something to her. Her concern for the physical needs are very apparent. The mental needs, such as spiritual care demonstrated on any given moment.”
Hope – thank you for living our Core Values and making exceptional MOSAIC moments happen. You are EXCEPTIONAL!
"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