Shelly Nelson, a home health aide was honored as the Employee of the Year representing Hultquist Place Assisted Living at Lutheran, at the recent Chautauqua County Home Care Association Annual Employee Recognition dinner.
“We are blessed to have Shelly on our team,” said Kathy Lynch, Hultquist Place administrator. “She always has a smile and a ready laugh. She is proactive in assuring the facility and program run smoothly and is regularly and consistently recognized by her residents as ‘the staff member they want.’”
“This was quite a surprise!” Shelly said. “I love working with the residents. I enjoy talking with them and listening to their stories.” She has been a caregiver at Lutheran for over twenty years. She was a shining star as a certified nurses’ aide in the nursing home prior to moving to Hultquist Place three years ago. “Shelly is a natural leader,” Lynch said. “When new staff comes on board, she will show them, not only how to accomplish necessary tasks, but introduce them to our philosophy of care that places the needs of the residents as our number one priority. She is trusted and valued not only for her skills as a caregiver but as a friend.”
Hultquist Place is located on the Lutheran Campus in Jamestown. It is a New York State Assisted Living Program that gives seniors access to many different services, so they can remain healthier, more active and independent. Located on the beautiful Lutheran campus, Hultquist Place offers a worry free lifestyle with the warm and intimate feeling of home. 44 additional suites were added in 2011, in response to an increased demand for this level of care. For more information about assisted living contact Ms. Lynch at 720-9601.