Position: Director of Rehabilitation Services, Physical Therapist
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?
Victoria has been a dedicated employee at La Habra Convalescent Hospital for twenty years. Besides providing Physical Therapy treatment to seniors and managing the demands of the Rehabilitation Department, Victoria brings joy to the patients she serves.
What is this nominee’s involvement in senior care or senior issues
Victoria honors her seniors with love and respect on a daily basis and brightens their day with her charm and warm smile. Victoria is often an advocate for the seniors at La Habra Convalescent Hospital and tries to address the unique needs of each Resident. The seniors at La Habra Convalescent Hospital appreciate not only her genuine compassion but also her fun, bubbly personality. Victoria is often found peforming "acts of kindness" to the Residents after hours. Such activities include spending time to braid the hair of African American female patients so their spirits can be uplifted. Her compassionate deeds are so many and difficult to enumerate but one of them was even to offer her own shoes to a needy Resident! These are just a few examples of doing "whatever it takes" for the seniors that she diligently serves.