This arrived in my inbox and it was a nice reminder of all the great work being done by skilled and committed people in the field of long term care.
“Just to let you all know… LaVonda Cathcart from Holly, CO won last night. Her home was either first or second (I think) to become Eden Registered and her home is truly a home. LaVonda has moved her office into the center of one of the neighborhoods. No walls. She truly embraces Eden philosophy in every way. LaVonda had numerous challenges this year such as fierce fire threats, a major snowstorm that paralyzed the area and many cattle died due to impossibility of getting food to
them and getting them out of the snow. Then in March without warning a severe Tornado ripped through the town. The nursing home was slightly damaged, but many of her staff and of course community members lost their homes. There were a few deaths in the community. LaVonda opened her nursing home as a triage center but also helped the community in
The competition was stiff for this award. All Eden associates, all Eden registered homes and of course Susan an Eden educator, but in light of the tragedies that occurred in Holly and La Vonda’s stunning administration at all levels – she was the winner.”