2019 SCHA Awards
Outstanding Executive Director

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Gabriela Garcia Gabriela Garcia

Gabriela Garcia

Position: Executive Director

Organization: Mom's Retreat Recuperative Care


List your nominee's experience in Senior Care.
Gabby has been working with senior's for more than a decade and has helped place them in ALF, Recuperative Care Facilities, SNF and has even given some senior's employment opportunities.

Describe how your Nominee has exceeded his or her Job Description, becoming a hero to you or others. Provide an example or as much detail as possible of the things that they do that go above and beyond their job description.
Gabby started Mom's Retreat Recuperative Care to serve the senior homeless population about a year and half ago. she wanted to be the advocate for those who were unable to care for themselves and provide a safe haven for them to recover and to help transition them for independent living by giving resources for shelters and jobs. she has even hired a few member who graduated from our recuperative care program.

I recall Mrs. Smith who was admitted to Mom's Retreat after being hospitalized for 5 days due to acute body weakness, A-fib and vertigo. she required moderate-maximum assistance with ADL's, mobility and transfers. As a result of Gabby's dedication and encouragement the resident continued with PT/OT, following up with physicians, Mrs. Smith started to progress with ambulation as well as only needing supervision level assistance with ADL's. This is why I feel she deserves to be nominated for this award.