Lynda Novitzke, Executive Director, Wausau was nominated by multiple people, Lynda has exemplified the Azura’s Core Value of RESPECT by finding ways to support her Team in Wausau, as well as help out with the opening of our new home in Oconomowoc. Lynda’s ability to find out what is personal to our residents and use that to bring them joy is truly amazing! Thank you Lynda for every smile you create!
Angel Richardson, Caregiver, Beloit worked to overcome a very personal obstacle related to the death of her child. Through Azura’s assistance Angel was able to work through her grief and reconnect with the residents at Azura in whole new way and focus on what they need in the moment. Thank you Angel for coming from a place of RESPECT for our residents.
Ashley Kearns, Caregiver, Kenosha South received multiple nominations for helping her Team, residents and families and for staying beyond her scheduled shift with a resident during a medical emergency and ensuring the resident’s needs were met. Thanks Ashley for being there and for helping our residents RECOVER!
Becky Lambert, Caregiver, Manitowoc was nominated for her ability to know our residents and connect with them through their years of military service. Thank you Becky for working to connect those with military service through conversation, similar life experience and help them RECOVER too!
Sheila Fink, Caregiver/Cook, Oshkosh took it upon herself to ensure the residents, Team and families were treated to a very special Luau Party. She used her exceptional culinary skills to bring a smile to everyone’s face!
Alex Antu, Maintenance, Kenosha is known for more that just his fix-it abilities. Alex is consistently offering a smile, song or special reward to our residents to brighten their days. Recently he realized that a resident loved a personalized nametag, but it was broken. Alex quickly fixes it and touched this resident’s heart so deeply that every time he sees Alex he tells people what Alex did for him and how much he appreciates it. Way to use your INNOVATIVE attitude Alex to make an impact on this resident’s heart!
Christina Hammond, Quality of Life Coordinator, Kenosha North also received multiple nominations praising the variety of ways she is bringing joy to our residents through the use of volunteers within the home. Her specialized engagements such as the Azura Prom, not only brightened the days of those within our care, but involved the Kenosha community at large as well. Kudos to you Christina for all that you do to recruit others to learn what we do at Azura!
Elizabeth Dubois, Caregiver, Clinton is a brand new member of the Azura family, but it is apparent she is already making an impact on her residents and Team. Nominated by multiple individuals who recognize that Elizabeth bring a unique enthusiasm and compassion to her efforts at Azura. Welcome Elizabeth we are so glad you are part of our family of care!
Cathy Goetzman, Cook, Clinton is a 22 year veteran caregiver at the Azura Memory Care of Clinton home who truly shines in her leadership and expertise. Cathy is known for whipping up the tastiest of dishes in the kitchen, while maintaining and training others to have personalized conversations with the residents. Cathy you are truly a testament to the Core Value of RETAINING the finest!!! Thank you for every year!
Susan Te Stroete, Executive Director, Sheboygan and Manitowoc was nominated for her EXCEPTIONAL work to reach out to families and Team members to increase satisfaction and retention. Since joining the Azura Team, Sue has spent countless hours visiting with current and potential family members and with her Team. Always on the lookout for ways to enhance care and connection, Sue has been a great resource for others too. We thank you for the many EXCEPTIONAL ways you are leading our family of care in Sheboygan and now Manitowoc too!
Kelly Standke, Team Lead, Oshkosh was nominated by a resident’s family member who stated, “Kelly goes above and beyond to know the little things that matter” to residents, In addition, she has been an EXCEPTIONAL trainer for those joining our Azura family. Thank you Kelly for connecting with ALL within our family of care, it is this type of relationship building that is truly EXCEPTIONAL!
Lessa Bobak, Regional Nurse has been an integral part of the Azura family of care for a number of years and is always EXCEPTIONAL, but this past quarter she received multiple nominations for the many ways she is supporting our residents, helping guide our Team and filling in for areas that are in need. From her nursing duties to training to dancing with the residents, Lessa always has a smile on her face and is willing to lend a hand. We are truly blessed to have Lessa as part of the Azura family and thank her for the countless ways she exudes EXCEPTIONAL in all that she does.
Hats off to you Angel!
Fantastic job Susan and Becky!
Kudos to you Alex!
Way to go Elizabeth!
High five Lessa!
Keep up the great work Christina!
Thanks for all you do Lynda!
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Assisted Living & Memory Care Reviews
My father has been here only a little over 2 months. The positive change in him has been DRAMATIC! I would HIGHLY recommend Azura........ I would give it 10 stars if they allowed it! This is the premier facility for any family member with cognitive issues! They do treat residents like family, believe it!
Review posted by Stephen Diedrich
The staff at Oak Creek are all fabulous! It takes special people to care for our loved ones. If has been a trying year for all and the staff at oak creek get a shout out for their kindness and compassion they give to my mom and the others. They have all gone above and beyond to make things seem as normal as possible for my mom! All of the staff have been so helpful and kind! They are all fabulous!!
Review posted by Mary Kubacki
"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
Review posted by Gail Sommers & Deborah Guse
Just moved my sister-in-law to Azura Stoughton on February 12th. I feel like I’ve found a little piece of dementia heaven. The staff has gone way beyond my expectations to meet her needs and take time to know her. Anyone who has dementia deserves the TLC they receive at Azura. I’m so impressed.
Review posted by Gail Aaroen
Thank you to the Azura Memory Care team, Sheboygan location for the amazing, loving care they provided my dad. They truly loved and cared for my dad as if he was their own. It is such a warm, loving, family environment I only wish we would have moved my dad there years earlier!
Review posted by Patti Bunch
Review posted by Ron Paxson
I have enjoyed working with patients at Azura Care as a Physical Therapist Assistant. The staff has been very helpful in sharing important information about the patients to make their therapy sessions as productive as possible. They are open to learning techniques to help keep patients safe and improve their ability to perform daily tasks with less assistance. Their interactions with patients show caring and compassion with a focus on the needs of each individual to enjoy the best quality of life possible.
Review posted by Barb Eisenberg
The journey of caregiving for my Aunt started over 4 years ago. It has been a very long difficult journey. It is hard to watch and frustrating to watch a loved one decline, as well as for them to live the decline. My Aunt found her final peace at Azura Memory Care in Sheboygan. It was not only her peace but mine as well. I no longer had to worry about her care as I could see that she was loved by her Azura family. She passed away on June 21 and they knew how important that it was for me to be there, but I also found peace that if I was not there, she was with family that loved her. No words can express the appreciation for the care, compassion and love that they have for all their residents. God has opened many doors through my journey and the doors at Azura were truly a gift from God. This family made a difference in a long journey. I will always have them in my thoughts and prayers. They are where and doing what they are meant to do!