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2022 Senior Living Awards

IHCA/INCAL’s Senior Living Award program recognizes professionals in skilled nursing facilities and assisted living communities across the state of Indiana for their exemplary contribution and unwavering commitment to delivering quality care. We’re pleased to congratulate the recipients of the 2022 Senior Living Awards. We are so proud of these long-term care heroes for their relentless drive and sheer passion to enhance resident experiences despite the most challenging situations presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

2022 Caregiver of the Year

John Eastman

John Eastman, maintenance supervisor at Saint Anne Communities is known for providing the highest quality of care to his residents. From helping transport residents to their appointments past his normal working hours to taking them to the Zoo trips, fishing trips, Christmas light drives and sometimes even to the local Lowes or Menards just so they can get out for a little while, John exemplifies compassion and selfless service. He is passionate about residents’ well-being and is willing to do whatever it takes to make them feel safe and well cared for. Staff consider John as a role model and are constantly inspired by his tireless efforts for creating unique experiences for the residents.

2022 Certified Nurse Aide of the Year

Elodia Guevara

Elodia Guevara has been with Miller’s Merry Manor – Wakarusa for more than 20 years! She continually delivers person-centered care by learning about her residents’ preferences and getting to know them on a personal level. As a CNA preceptor, Elodia also mentors new CNAs in the facility. Residents and staff admire her for her exceptional dedication and for treating everyone like family. Elodia ensures her residents are comfortable and goes above and beyond to make them feel special every single day. She helps them with their make-up and nails, takes them to the center activities and even makes sure they get to the beauty shop on time. Staff describe her as a walking billboard for servant leadership, patience and an inspiration for everyone in the community.

2022 Nurse of the Year

Terri Medford

Terri Medford serves as the director of nurses and has been with Miller’s Merry Manor – Wakarusa for more than 20 years. Terri started her journey with long-term care as a licensed nurse practitioner and has travelled a long distance during these 20 years. She displays strong clinical skills and has an extraordinary ability to make the residents feel like they’re at home. Staff admire her passion for exceptional resident care, a positive outlook and her approach to teaching and applying high standards. Her extensive experience and fearless leadership have proven invaluable to the Miller’s facility and she is certainly an asset to our community.

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