Though we are a completely integrated, interdisciplinary team, we are a nurse-led organization. From our CEO right down to our individual practice leads, we employ highly-skilled nurses. They are recruited for their deep medical knowledge, outstanding clinical expertise, and compassionate nature. Once here, they receive intensive training in our philosophy and model of care. We prioritize and invest in nurses because we believe their skills are uniquely suited to the care of elders with changing cognitive abilities.
Truly gifted nurses know how to read vital signs—physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual. They know a hug can be immensely therapeutic. They know when it is time to order a cup of tea instead of a dose of medication. They also know when it is time to escalate things—to revise diagnoses, redirect other members of the care team, or raise flags with the attending physician.
Our skilled nurse leaders set our tone. They help us to keep our balance as an organization that supports the whole person, the whole family, throughout the whole experience.