What does it mean to you to lead with love?
We lead with love because it’s the Bickford mantra. It’s the only way to caregive. You can’t be a caregiver without showing love. When you’re going through training, you’re taught that it’s not good to get so close to a resident. But you can’t help it.
I’ve gained so much as a person here. My care team members…we’re always laughing. Teasing each other and bringing in treats. From the residents, I’ve learned that I should live every day like it’s my last. Do the activities you love. Don’t pass anything up.
- Joined Bickford of Oswego right out of high school
- Studying to be an RN
- Lives in Aurora, Illinois with her mom, 2 brothers and a hamster
- Fraternal twin, born on Christmas Day
- Dreams of a big family vacation