Welcome to our community! We're pleased to introduce you to some of the team members who make our community a wonderful place to call home.
"I have been with Sunrise for 10 years. I have a passion for serving seniors, and I take care of my own mother outside of work.
I love to communicate with the residents and make them feel happy and safe. They rely on me to take care of them and they trust me. In turn I get so much joy from seeing them every day and building those relationships.
“I have been with Sunrise since 2012. I have always enjoyed helping people, which is why I wanted to work for Sunrise.
I love to interact with the residents. I read the individualized service plan so I can get to know the residents before I go in and say I’m there to give them medication. First, I go in and talk to them about something they like, that way when I try to give them their medications it is a smoother process.
In my spare time, I like to go camping and work on cars.”
“I have more than 20 years of experience in the medical field. At Sunrise, I love the atmosphere, the team members and what they stand for, and the compassionate and caring attitude of the team. As a Life Enrichment Manager, I have the flexibility to assist any resident at any time who needs special attention. This is especially helpful for new residents who are confused and need someone with them to help them.
There was a new resident, Patsy, who moved in and was very angry. She didn’t want to participate in anything and wouldn’t eat. I spent a lot of time reading her individualized service plan and talking to her family. When I found out that every morning Patsy used to go out and water her garden, I introduced her to our beautiful patio. Now, every morning after she eats breakfast, we water the garden together. This has helped her calm down. I think everyone has different gifts and talents and I feel like I’ve found my gift in working with people with dementia. It comes naturally to me.
When I’m not at Sunrise, I have a very close family and four grandchildren with whom I like to spend time. I am also a big reader and collect candles, some of which I never light because they’re too pretty!”
“I have been working in the kitchen since I was 19 years old and have been a member of the Sunrise team since 2010.
My favorite thing to cook is desserts, particularly fruit tarts. I love to make the residents feel special. When residents have really specific requests, I will go out and talk to them to make sure I’m making something they will want and like. I know it makes them feel special and it makes me feel good too.”
“I have a degree in business and prior experience in the banking industry.
My favorite part of my job at Sunrise is acting as the contact for everything financial, and also helping our families with any questions they may have.
I spend time with the residents and make them smile every chance I get. It really makes me love coming to work every day."
“I have been with Sunrise for the past 10 years after retiring from Sperry.
My favorite part of my job is being able to make a difference in our residents’ lives on a daily basis. I enjoy working with the residents at Sunrise of Hillcrest.
In my spare time, I like to go kayaking, fishing, camping and swimming in the great state of Texas."
“My name is Patrick, and I’ve lived at Sunrise of Hillcrest since I was six months old. I have a great life here and wouldn’t trade it for anything. I’m able to nap anywhere I want (which is one of my favorite things to do!), and I can roam around the whole building—except for the dining area, which I think is unfair. I love to go outside in our big backyard and try to chase squirrels, but my favorite part about Sunrise is when the residents pet me and love me.”
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