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We are proud of Indiana’s more than 68,000 senior living professionals who are providing exceptional care to Hoosier seniors residing in long-term and post-acute care communities across the state. We are awed by their unwavering commitment and unmatched passion to deliver person-centered care to Hoosier seniors. Join us as we spotlight some of our state’s brightest long-term care heroes and get inspired by their passion, career journey and the tremendous impact they are making on Indiana’s communities.
Meet Andy Shane, chief operating officer (COO) at American Senior Communities who has dedicated 32 years of service in the long-term care industry. Andy’s passion for improving seniors’ lives was ignited during high school when he delivered medications, fostering connections that led him to a fulfilling career in long-term care. His career journey has been very impressive and highlights his personal growth from an administrator to COO. Read his profile to explore profound insights and the heartwarming stories that have shaped his exceptional career.MEET ANDY SHANE
Diane Sturgeon, recipient of the 2023 Caregiver of the Year – Senior Living Award, has been an integral part of the long-term care profession for 30 years, working her way as a certified nursing assistant to serving as a unit manager for the last 15 years at Springs Valley Meadows. She is also wound care certified and often shares that healing wounds and sending residents home with a smile on their face when they have finished their rehabilitation are some of the favorite parts of her job. She has dedicated her life to caring for the elderly and is very passionate about delivering exceptional care. She is also highly skilled at managing difficult end–of–life conversations and has an extraordinary ability to provide comfort to families while clearly explaining resident’s health status from a clinical perspective. Staff look up to her as their role model and are inspired by her unwavering commitment to care.
Linda Kuhn, recipient of the 2023 Volunteer of the Year – Senior Living Award, has been serving as a volunteer at Brownsburg Meadows Assisted Living for many years. She is known as the facility’s Swiss knife and is admired by all for her willingness to assist the team and does so graciously with a big smile on her face. She primarily does crafts with the residents, but also manages the front desk when needed, and can even be seen doing dishes in the kitchen. Linda exemplifies selfless service and inspires everyone around her by her tireless efforts for creating unique experiences for the residents.
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Every day, more than 2 million Americans are cared for in long term care facilities.
Nearly two-thirds of short-term nursing home patients return home after receiving therapy.
Over the next three decades, the United States will see unprecedented growth in its senior population as Baby Boomers age.
Many families face the difficult decision of placing a loved one in the care of others. Understanding your long-term care options can help make the transition easier. Did you know there are more than 500 long-term care facilities in Indiana? Use our Care Finder to search for facilities that accommodate varying needs.
Whether you are just starting out or looking for a new career opportunity, now is a perfect time to launch a career in long-term care. Get connected with skilled nursing and assisted living communities across Indiana that are recruiting for open positions and training programs.