Organization: ActivCare Living
What role does your nominee have in senior care and senior care issues?
Moe Togafau is a gentle giant among caregivers and the standard bearer for care at ActivCare at Brittany House in Long Beach. He is a very compassionate person who sees to the needs of residents, family members and employees alike. Don’t let his size fool you, Moe’s tender care and reassurance offers comfort to residents daily. He is committed to their well-being and has earned the trust of family members. With a commanding presence and calm demeanor, he quickly puts residents and their families at ease. If Moe says that all will be okay, it assuredly will.
Born in Samoa, Moe comes from a big family from Hawaii. It was those familial relationships that instilled the value of people in him. But, caregiving wasn’t always his pursuit. He used to operate large laundry facilities. He recognized early that it was not the machinery, but it was the people that truly made a difference. In January 2011, Moe originally applied for a position as a Laundry Attendant at the community. Upon meeting Moe and hearing about his caring nature, Colleen Rozatti, the executive director, soon realized that Moe was a treasure. His wealth of love and understanding were best applied to the role of caregiver; a position in which he quickly thrived. He has gone on to become a program leader and is a trusted friend among his colleagues. Moe is a true hero every day.
Why should this person be nominated
Moe has earned the respect of his co-workers through his quiet confidence. He is always positive and is quick to find a solution to any situation. Eagerly, he takes on new roles and always goes above and beyond in his performance. Although humble by nature, his actions speak louder than words. Moe has been recognized for his compassionate care in the past. He is a recipient of the ActivCare Living Chance Hero Award, an award given in honor of the ActivCare Founder’s Legacy to those who share Mr. Chance’s vision in their passion and commitment to providing the very best care for those with Alzheimer’s or related dementias. Here are a few quotes that his colleagues have shared about Moe: “One thing I can say is that residents with memory loss seem to always remember Moe by his name, his caring nature or large stature”. “Moe is extremely dedicated to his job and always here working hard and covering multiple shifts so the colleagues can be stress-free”. “Moe is selfless and goes above and beyond to make sure everyone around him is doing well”.