I have been working for Golden Empire Nursing and Rehab Center
since May 2014 when they brought therapy in house. I began as a staff physical
therapist. After seeing the consequences of falls, I pursued a certification as
a Fall Proof instructor. The information I learned greatly improved my
knowledge and treatment approach. I also completed a certification as an exercise
expert for the aging adult. Studies show over and over that strengthening is
critical to health, function and quality of life.
In the Spring of 2013 I was offered the position as Rehab
Director. I was ready for the challenge and took the position. I work with
great staff that are dedicated to quality of work and patient care. Most
therapists have worked for Golden Empire for over 5 years; we are a solid team.
It is reassuring to residents when they return and can ask for the therapist
they saw before.
Prior to working at Golden Empire I worked in an out-patient
orthopedic setting involving acute care. The skills I learned in continuing
education courses and working in these settings contribute greatly to the level
of patient care we provide here now.
I lead by example, practice what I preach and am committed
to working out and eating well.