Category Archives: Employees

In the spotlight: Clara Contreras

Clara Contreras, charting her work with residents, and helping make bread for the residents’ afternoon snack

Clara Contreras, charting her work with residents, and helping make bread for the residents’ afternoon snack

Learning what it meant to be a certified nursing aide (CNA) was a pivotal moment in Clara Contreras’ life.

“Somebody told me to take a CNA class. I didn’t know what it was, but when I figured it out I really liked it,” said Clara.

After she took READ MORE

Award makes a dent in nurse’s student debt

Mayra Ascencio thanks Manor of the Plains education assistance program for helping her achieve her educational dreams and pay off student loans.

Mayra Ascencio wasn’t sure she was going to get any further with her nursing education. While pursuing her pre-requisites and LPN certification, Mayra had accumulated thousands of dollars in student loan debt. Her own daughters were starting college. READ MORE

‘Mr. and Mrs. Clean’

The cleaning couple, Suzanne and Clarence Blea.

Housekeeping couple become a fast favorite of residents

In honor of International Housekeepers Week, celebrated every September, we highlight two new members of our Environmental Services team who exemplify the reason the International Executive Housekeepers READ MORE

Education award helped nurse to grow

Ann Russell, center, is a recipient of a Presbyterian Manors education award.

Ann Russell was 16 when she first went to work in a senior care community, doing housekeeping and laundry. Now, 20 years later, she has risen through the ranks to become MDS Coordinator at Manor of the Plains, thanks in part to a scholarship from the READ MORE

Congratulations, Lisa Flick!

Lisa Flick, front row far right, poses with members of her dining services team.

Lisa Flick, front row far right, poses with members of her dining services team.

While it’s back to school time for kids everywhere, Lisa Flick is celebrating a graduation of sorts. Lisa recently completed the Certified Dietary Manager Program, a year-long course that prepared her to take over the job of dining services director READ MORE