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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.
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 Big Sis

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.”
Nina – CarePartner of the Month

Nina – CarePartner of the Month

Awarded in 2017, 2020Joined 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 since 2011 starting as a care partner. 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.
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.”
Mariah – CarePartner of the Month

Mariah – CarePartner of the Month

Awarded in 2019Joined team in 2019
Promoted to Night Supervisor

Mariah started working at Dolan Memory Care Homes in 2019 and has been a C.N.A since 2013. She shares she has worked at a handful of different long term care communities, where she would care for 60 residents with one other C.N.A. Coming from a large institutional setting, she appreciates Dolan’s small, intimate households. She shares, “Dolan is your non-traditional long term care. The values and morals that Dolan are built upon are consistent with mine. So this career is right in line.” Mariah also became a mother in 2019 to her daughter. In her free time, she spends time with her family and enjoys binging on Netflix, especially crime shows. She has aspirations to continue her education and become a nurse. Thank you for your leadership Mariah!
Tiana – CarePartner of the Month

Tianna – CarePartner of the Month

Awarded in 2019Joined team in 2018
Promoted to Big Sis

Debbie, nurse manager, shares “Tianna is engaging with the residents. She goes with the flow and steps into their reality.” Tianna 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 Tianna’s first health care experience. Her innate compassion and patience is what landed her the job. Tianna’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.” Tianna 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, Tianna, for all that you do!
Tautiana – CarePartner of the Month

Tautiana – CarePartner of the Month

Awarded in 2018Joined team in 2018
Promoted to Big Sis

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.”
Mable – CarePartner of the Month

Mable – CarePartner of the Month

Awarded in 2015, 2020Joined team in 2015

Mable joined Dolan Memory Care Homes in 2015 and she exclaims, “I love my job!” Her supervisor shares that Mable is always eager to pick up an extra shift to help out the team. Her colleagues describe Mable as, “calm, dedicated and hard-working.” Mable is from St. Louis and is the proud mother of 4 children (3 sons and 1 daughter) and a grandmother to one. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, see a movie and walk in the park. Thank you Mable for your teamwork!
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. 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. A colleague shares, Robert has a “great attitude, great teamwork and always willing to go the extra mile!”. 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. 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!”
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!
Letishia – CarePartner of the Month

Letishia – CarePartner of the Month

Joined team in 2018
Promoted to Big Sis

Letishia joined Dolan Memory Care Homes in 2018 and has been a C.N.A. since 2012 working in various long term care communities in St. Louis. Her favorite aspect of working at Dolan is the home setting, “I really get to know the residents personally, and a bond forms. It really is a big happy family at a house.” Letishia is a mother to her daughter and is involved with her dance team as a coach and volunteers with her school cheer team. She makes it a priority to take an annual family vacation! Thank you for all the you do, Letishia!
Stacey – CarePartner of the Month

Nicole

Joined team in 2018
Promoted to Big Sis

Nicole joined Dolan Memory Care Homes in 2018. She previously worked at nursing home in Creve Coeur and spotted Dolan’s new construction. She learned about the program and inquired for employment. Nicole has an extensive health care background, and has been a C.N.A. for over 10 years working in a handful of nursing homes and at Barnes Hospital. Her favorite part of working at Dolan is having the time and ability to connect with the residents and provide more hands-on attention and care. She enjoys working alongside her team members and appreciates the laidback environment. Nicole understands how challenging and disorienting it may be when a new resident moves into Dolan, sharing “I just read and go off how they are doing in the moment. It is important to take it slow.” Nicole’s attention to nonverbal cues and calm demeanor set her up for success working with individuals with a memory impairment. In Nicole’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and dancing. Thank you Nicole for leading by example!
Vanessa – CarePartner of the Month

Vanessa – CarePartner of the Month

Joined team in 2018
Promoted to Big Sis

Vanessa started working at Dolan Memory Care Homes in 2018 and has over 20 years of healthcare experience. Vanessa strongly feels that working in geriatrics is her true calling. She shares, “I love with my heart and serve with my hands. It’s about the residents.” Her favorite part of working at Dolan is the supportive leadership team. She feels that her role at Dolan, “is more than a job,” and she opens up that “If I ever need to talk with Debbie, Toni or John, they are always willing to stop and listen with an open mind.” Vanessa is a mother for 4 children and in her free time, attends church, catches a movie, and loves to skate. She loves spending time with her family and is eager to plan her next trip to Jamaica.
Precious – CarePartner of the Month

Precious – CarePartner of the Month

Joined team in 2018
Promoted to Big Sis

Precious joined Dolan Memory Care Homes in 2018 as a Care Partner and was promoted to Big Sis. Precious previous health care experience was working in a skilled nursing facility. Her coworkers describe her as “Caring, understanding, devoted, hard-worker, problem solver, good listener, solid communication skills, and not afraid to pitch in and help out.” In her free time, she loves spending time with her two daughters. Thank you for leading bye example, Precious!
Andreia – CarePartner of the Month

Andreia – CarePartner of the Month

Joined team in 2019
Promoted to Big Sis

Andreia joined Dolan Memory Care Homes in 2019 and has been a certified nurse’s assistant for 18 years. Andreia shows her love through cooking, which is why she appreciates Dolan’s social model of care. Her grandmother taught her to cook and bake and she has fond childhood memories of spending time in the kitchen with her grandma. Andreia’s carmel cake is her favorite treat to bake. In her free time, she has a private duty client. Andreia is a proud mother of two daughters who are active in basketball, volleyball, and track. Thank you for your dedication, Andreia!
Latonia – CarePartner of the Month

Latonia – CarePartner of the Month

Joined team in 2018
Promoted to Big Sis

Latonia joined Dolan Memory Care Homes in 2015 as a Care Partner and was promoted to Big Sis. She has been a certified nurse’s assistant since 2003 and previously worked at Mercy hospital. Her favorite aspect of working at Dolan is the small, home environment, “Everyone knows each other, and we have loving relationships with the residents.” Latonia is a mother of three sons. In her free time, she loves relaxing on the couch watching television and spending time with her family. Thank you for your compassion, Latonia.
Shahanna – CarePartner of the Month

Shahanna – CarePartner of the Month

Awarded in 2020Joined team in 2019

Shahanna joined Dolan Memory Care Homes in 2019 as a care partner. Her previous health care experience includes working at two home care companies and one assisted living in St. Louis. When asked what she likes best about Dolan, Shahanna shares “Dolan cares as much about their residents as they do with their employees. I know they will take care of me here.” Her night supervisor raves about Shahanna stating, “She is a bright and shining employee. She is hard worker. She approaches the residents with patience and compassion.” Shahanna is originally from St. Louis and in her free time, enjoys sleeping! A fun fact about her is she has never been on a plane, so she would like her first plane trip to be warm destination near a beach. Thank you for your patience and compassion!
Ranada Conners – Staffing Coordinator

Ranada Conners – CarePartner

Joined team in 2009

Ranada has been with Dolan Memory Care Homes for over 10 years. She was a CarePartner, a Night Supervisor, Staffing Coordinator and most recently stepped into the role as our Assistant House Manager. Ranada loves to go above and beyond in providing excellent care for our Residents with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. With a caring, compassionate heart she has always been available to train and develop the new CarePartners to the Dolan mission for caring for the Residents in a home like setting. Ranada’s success is boiled down to her mantra: “Team work makes the Dream work.”
Natasha Raines CMT

Natasha Raines, CMT – CarePartner

Joined team in 2003

Natasha has been a part of Dolan’s team as a care partner since 2003. She has worked at several Dolan homes and has informally been a mentor to new care partners. At Dolan, she has worked at 3 different homes. A previous supervisor encouraged her to apply to Dolan in 2003. Her favorite aspect of Dolan is the ability to spend one on one with residents, noting she wouldn’t have this luxury at other long term care communities. She appreciates the time to build relationships through hand holding and asking about their past. She understands this investment builds trust. Natasha also loves the family oriented feel. Natasha is originally from Illinois. Her family and friends describe her as “a go-getter with a big heart.” Natasha enjoys a challenge and often does for others before herself. She has two sons and is also a foster parent to many fortunate children. In her her free time, she enjoys spending time outside in nature, walking in state parks, and shopping.
Call 314-993-9500 for more information or to schedule a visit.