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Kate Kelsey

Kate Kelsey

Position: REhab Tech

Organization: Life Care Centers of America


Why should this person be nominated? (What makes nominee unique; why should they be selected the winner of this category?
Kate works in the rehab department at Mirada Hills, in the rehabilitation department.

What is this nominee’s involvement in senior care or senior issues
Kate is such a big help to not only the rehab department, but to all departments and the residents in the facility. She always stops to answer call lights, and will help a resident with whatever their request.

One resident's daughter was talking to Kate, and mentioned that she did not know how to communicate with her mother anymore. She revealed that her mother had later stages of dementia, and could not carry a conversation anymore. Kate sought out the information needed for the daughter, and sat down to educate her on activities that she could do with her mother, that did not require conversation with her mother.

The daughter approached Kate a few days later, with tears in her eyes, and stated that she was grateful for what Kate told her, because she was able to interact with her mother, and felt confident in what she was doing with her mother, and that it was helpful to her mother.