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Nella – CarePartner of the Month

Nella – CarePartner of the Month

Awarded in 2019Joined team in 2018

Nella was nominated to be CarePartner of the Month by several families who stated “Nella has gone above and beyond caring for my mom and my family.” Another family remarked, “When my mom returned from the hospital, Nella did so much to make her comfortable and reassure us.”
Nella joined the Dolan team at Lyon in 2018. She found out about Dolan through a friend. Previously, she worked with individuals with psychiatric conditions for 6 years, and was also a daycare teacher for 4 year olds and infants for 4 years. She states, “I love children and seniors!” Her favorite part about Dolan are the activities. She shares, “At Dolan, we go out to lunch at Steak n Shake or visit the botanical gardens. I love the outings. Most memory care places don’t go out. It is different here!”

Nella is a St. Louis native with a 4 year old son. He often visits his mom at work, plays with the residents and everyone adores his companionship. Nella also has a twin sister. In her free time, she pours her energy into family and is with her son. They enjoy being outside and visiting a few St. Louis hotspots, like the Science Center and St. Louis Zoo. Thank you Nella for all that you do!
Earsalyn – CarePartner of the Month

Earsalyn – CarePartner of the Month

Awarded in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018Joined team in 2014
Promoted to Big Sis

Earsalyn is from St. Louis. She was raised by her Grandparents and an Aunt due to the loss of both her parents at a young age. Earsalyn and her husband have 3 children – ages, 20, 18 and 13.
In her free time Earsalyn enjoys entertaining with Family and Friends. She always enjoys family time, playing cards, bowling and family outings.
Earsalyn likes taking care of people and has been in the long term care field for 10 years. A friend who is employed by Dolan Memory Care Homes told her about the company. She applied and liked the community as well. Earsalyn has been with for Dolan for 4 years and has been named a CarePartner of the Month each year.
Dolan made her feel welcome day one. “It has been a good journey these past 4 years. The diversity of the work I do ensures that no day is like any other, and I am always focused on bettering the day with making them (Residents) smile, which makes you feel good when the day is done. It has been nothing but a blessing to work with good workers. The families we meet become more of big family as well”.
“I really enjoy coming to work and helping the Residents everyday that I am here. Sometimes it is a walk through the neighborhood or sitting outside playing catch or just talking. Making somebody smile”.
Tarris – CarePartner of the Month

Tarris – CarePartner of the Month

Awarded in 2016, 2017Joined team in 2016
Promoted to Night Supervisor

Tarris is from St. Louis. She has one sister.
Tarris is a wife and a mother of three. She also has one nephew and two nieces. In her free time, she loves to shop.
Tarris has a sister who works at Dolan and always talked about the homes. She convinced Tarris to come to Dolan. When asked about working in the homes she said, “I love Dolan. I love my house manager and work partners. My Residents give me life.”
Valerie – CarePartner of the Month

Valerie – CarePartner of the Month

Awarded in 2016, 2018, 2019Joined team in 2016
Promoted to Big Sis

Valerie is from Fort Bragg, which is located near Fayetteville North Carolina. She has three daughters and one son. Her daughters and their families live in North Carolina, and her son and his family live in Seattle, Washington.
In her free time, Valerie likes to go to the movies. She also enjoys visiting with her extended family.
She started in the healthcare field with her mother. They worked together until her mother became sick and retired.
Valerie enjoys working at Dolan Memory Care Homes. She likes the Residents and their families.
Ayan – CarePartner of the Month

Ayan – CarePartner of the Month

Awarded in 2017, 2018Joined team in 2015
Promoted to Big Sis

Ayan is originally from Kenya. She has two brothers who live with her and her mother. She has two half-brothers who are still in Kenya. She said, “Sadly we lost my father last year, I miss him.”
Ayan said that she was looking for a job and her cousin recommended Dolan Homes. She loves working here.
“Working at Dolan has given me experience that has opened my eyes. I’m learning so much every day, from taking care of my Residents to working with other people with different personalities. Because of this job I have found my calling. I am back in school expanding my knowledge in this field. There is sometimes a problem here or there, but it always works out. This is a good place to work.”
Carla – CarePartner of the Month

Carla – CarePartner of the Month

Awarded in 2016, 2018Joined team in 2016
Promoted to Big Sis

Born and raised in St. Louis, I come from a loving, caring family. I am the eldest of three with 2 younger brothers. I have 2 children, a son and a daughter, and a 3 year old grandbaby.
In my free time I love to read and watch old TV shows. Most of all in free time I love to get my grandbaby, she is my world.
I have been a CNA for over 20 years. I have done private duty and home health care. Taking care of the elderly is my passion. My best friend, told me about Dolan Memory Care Homes. She told me to come on board, because she said I would love the job and no doubt I do!
“I love working at Dolan, it feels like I belong here. The staff is very nice and family oriented. The Residents make you feel loved. They can also show such appreciation when you are caring for them with a smile. Sometimes it is just a hug or a simple conversation. I love them and I extremely love my Dolan Family I feel this is where I need to be, part of the Dolan Memory Care family.”
Minnie – CarePartner of the Month

Minnie – CarePartner of the Month

Awarded in 2018Joined team in 2017

Minnie is from St. Louis. She said “I love my city, although there has been trouble everywhere… but I pray for our city”.
She said her family is very fun and they enjoy a good time. They also love helping others. In her spare time, Minnie enjoys riding her bike or skating with her 2 youngest kids.
Minnie found Dolan Memory Care Homes on the internet. She said that after she was hired, “I have been grateful ever since.” She loves working here with her Residents. Her co-workers and Nurse Manager are great. “John [Director of Operations] is a great person and was very understanding when my husband passed away on February 14, 2018. Working here has helped me get through most of the hard days.”
Crystal – CarePartner of the Month

Crystal – CarePartner of the Month

Awarded in 2015, 2018Joined team in 2010
Promoted to Big Sis

Crystal is from St. Louis where she grew up with 9 brothers and sisters. Some of her siblings live in St. Louis and the rest live in Tennessee. In her free time she likes to spend time with her family.
Crystal came to Dolan Memory Care Homes because one of her sisters was working in a Dolan home. She has been a CarePartner at Dolan for 8 years. She expressed, “it is like a home away from home. I love the Residents, they are like family.”
Nina – CarePartner of the Month

Nina – CarePartner of the Month

Awarded in 2017Joined team in 2011
Promoted to Maintenance

Nina was born in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. She moved to St. Louis when she was 15 years old. Nina and her husband, Ryan, were high school sweethearts. They have been together for 13 years and married for seven years. Nina and Ryan have twins, Mason and Madison.
In her free time Nina and her family like to be outdoors, hunting and fishing or going to a park and hiking. She also enjoys crafting, movies and reading. Nina says her family “is her life.”
Nina came to Dolan Memory Care Homes because she had always thought about helping others, whether that was nursing or volunteering – she wasn’t sure, she just liked taking care of people and making them smile.
She has been at Dolan Memory Care Homes for 5 ½ years. She started as a CarePartner. She stated that she learned she prefers to be more hands-on and transferred to the maintenance department, to see another side of the business, and stay with Dolan Memory Care.
Tautiana – CarePartner of the Month

Tautiana – CarePartner of the Month

Awarded in 2018Joined team in 2018

Tautiana is from St. Louis. She describes her family as loving and caring. These are the same traits we see in Tautiana.
In her free time Tautiana enjoys, shopping, sleeping and cleaning. She also enjoys taking care of people.
Tautiana’s mother brought her to Dolan Memory Care because of her compassion and care for the elderly. When asked about working at Dolan Tautiana states, “I love working at Dolan Memory Care Homes. This job was an eye opening for me. It brings me joy because the Residents are loving and fun to be around.”
Danayla – CarePartner of the Month

Danayla – CarePartner of the Month

Awarded in 2016Joined team in 2006
Promoted to Night Supervisor

Danayla is from Marion, Indiana. She is married and has 3 sons, ages 7, 13 and 14. In her free time Danayla likes to read novels and binge watch her family shows.
A friend of hers, Delisa, is a CarePartner at Dolan and suggested she join the team. Delisa had expressed how much she like it, so Danayla applied and the “rest is history”.
Danayla describes working at Dolan: “…is fun and challenging at the same time. The Residents are like your Grandparents, they keep you on your toes at all times.”
Tiffany – CarePartner of the Month

Tiffany – CarePartner of the Month

Awarded in 2018Joined team in 2018

Tiffany is originally from California where she grew up with 8 brothers and sisters. Tiffany has two sons ages 9 and 5. In her free time she enjoys baking with her kids.
When ask about working at Dolan Memory Care Homes Tiffany said, “I always wanted to get into the health care field and one of my friends told me about Dolan.” She continued talking about the environment, “Working at Dolan has opened my eyes to the disease of Alzheimer’s and dementia and how it effects the lives of people. And I like the opportunities to grown within.”
Mariah – CarePartner of the Month

Mariah – CarePartner of the Month

Awarded in 2019Joined team in 2019

Shaquita – CarePartner of the Month

Shaquita – CarePartner of the Month

Awarded in 2019Joined team in 2019
Promoted to Big Sis

Shaquita was nominated as Care Partner of the month by her supervisor who notes “Shaquita goes above and beyond with the residents, co-workers, and families. Good team work!” Shaquita has been in health care for over 5 years, with most of her experience in mental health. She chose to work at Dolan because “the house is a calm, nice place.” She appreciates the extensive family involvement and the second-to-none staffing ratio. Shaquita shares “I love coming to work to take care of these beautiful people!” Shaquita has one daughter and spends most of her free time at the zoo or at playdates. She also enjoys a Mani and Pedi every once in a while! Thank you, Shaquita, for your compassion and leadership.
Ciera – CarePartner of the Month

Cierra – CarePartner of the Month

Awarded twice in 2019Joined team in 2018
Promoted to Big Sis

Cierra joined Dolan when Galway at Waterford Crossing opened in 2018. She was pivotal in opening the new home with guiding new care partners. She confidently knows she is where she belongs, “Dolan is different and I love working with this group. I know I am making a difference.” Cierra sees how her hard work has paid off! Her coworkers remark “Cierra is a great worker, always makes sure the residents are well cared for!” Her manager says, “She is the best!” One family member states, “She is so helpful and compassionate.” You will often find Cierra conducting a stretching exercise class or painting a resident’s nails. Cierra’s calm disposition sets her up for success when caring for individuals with dementia.
Cierra is a St. Louis native with two children (5 year old son and 1 year old daughter). She shares her children are her pride and joy, “They are the most beautiful kids you would ever meet!” In her free time, she pours all her energy into her children and family. They enjoy being outside at parks or the St. Louis Zoo. Thank you Cierra for all that you do!
Tiana – CarePartner of the Month

Tiana – CarePartner of the Month

Awarded in 2019Joined team in 2018

Debbie, nurse manager, shares “Tiana is engaging with the residents. She goes with the flow and steps into their reality.” Tiana joined Dolan’s team in 2018. She found out about us through her mom, who works at another Dolan home. Dolan Memory Care Homes is Tiana’s first health care experience. Her innate compassion and patience is what landed her the job. Tiana’s favorite aspect about Dolan is “I enjoy doing activities with residents. I appreciate the small, intimate environment. Dolan takes residents out on more outings that anywhere else.” Tiana is originally from St. Louis with two younger brothers, one in the army and the other in high school. In her free time, she enjoys sewing and making clothes. Thank you, Tiana, for all that you do!

Robert – CarePartner of the Month

Robert – CarePartner of the Month

Awarded in 2019Joined team in 2019

 

Robert always goes above and beyond. He shows compassion and love towards the residents every single day. His relationship with Lolo (resident) specifically stands out. Lolo may be having difficulty wanting to do something—go to lunch, go to the bathroom immediately. He always has a loving and patient approach, providing gentle touch, redirection, and overall just showing love and kindness to a resident that may be in distress. He shows exemplary attitude when working with other staff, families, and residents.
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There was one time he was cooking dinner and Laura (dietician) was in the house and was asking him why he was cooking a certain meat when the menu said otherwise. Instead of getting defensive or upset, he was immediately open to feedback. Laura and Robert had a great, open conversation about how to cook things a certain way and how to locate the recipes more easily/use meats in different ways. It was a great teamwork approach.
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A colleague shares, Robert has a “great attitude, great teamwork and always willing to go the extra mile!”
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Robert is from St. Louis with a family of 3 brothers and sisters. In his free time, he loves to shop, but admits he is a home-body! He has been working in health care for about 2 years. Prior to joining Dolan, he worked in skilled nursing home.
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When you ask Robert what is his favorite part about working at Dolan is “It is a cool, calm laidback job. Everyone gets along well!”
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