Happy National Nurses Day

by Paradise Living Center

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National Nurses Day is celebrated annually on May 6. This day also marks the beginning of National Nurses Week, ending on May 12 – the birthday of the most famous nurse, Florence Nightingale. Today, we’d like to pay tribute and special thanks to our nurse, Tracy Strand.

Tracy joined the Paradise Living Centers team in March, 2016 and brings more than 30 years of industry experience with her.

As Health Care Manager, LPN Tracy is focused on keeping our residents well and regularly checking on them for signs of illness or changes in their health to prevent decline and hospitalization. Tracy is available to our team 24/7. In addition, Tracy works closely with our Care Manager, Kristie Chadwick to maintain ongoing compliance with the state rules and regulations.

Tracy started her career as a certified nursing assistant in a skilled nursing home at the age of 18, she really is a modern day Florence Nightingale, and is truly dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of our residents and keeping them active and healthy. For Tracy, caring just clicked with her and she really enjoys the connection with seniors. She enjoys learning about our residents’ life experiences and has such respect for them. Tracy and her team of caregivers help our residents maintain a level of dignity and independence that is possible for each unique situation.

“If you are thinking about becoming a nurse you must be ready to commit,” says Tracy.

“It’s important to prioritize and strive for a work-life balance to be the best nurse you can be. Burnout is a real thing and you never want to be resentful of those you care for,” she explains.

Tracy is a proud mom of three and active in the Alzheimer’s Association.