Happy Nurses Week! National Nurses Week is celebrated May 6-12. This year’s theme by the American Nurses Association is Nurses Make the Difference.

Linda Swanson, our Director of Health Services with Avamere at Sherwood, truly makes a difference every day. She serves our residents with compassion within our assisted living and memory care community in Sherwood, Oregon.

Nursing expertise

Linda’s nursing expertise is evident in everything she does. She has a remarkable ability to assess and address the diverse needs of our residents, always ensuring they receive the highest level of care. Her thorough knowledge of medical practices, combined with her gentle approach, makes her an invaluable asset to our team and a source of comfort to our residents and their families.

2024 Nurse Recognition Linda

Compassion as a nurse

One of Linda’s most notable qualities is her genuine compassion. She takes the time to get to know each resident personally, learning about their history, interests, and unique needs. This personal connection allows her to provide individualized care that goes beyond treating symptoms; she nurtures the whole person. Whether it’s offering a listening ear, a warm hug, or a kind word, Linda’s presence has a calming and reassuring effect on everyone around her.

Devotion to serving seniors and teammates

Linda’s devotion to her work extends beyond her scheduled hours. She frequently volunteers her time to organize activities and events that bring joy to our residents. She also collaborates with local healthcare providers to ensure seamless care coordination for those with complex medical needs. Her commitment to building strong relationships with families and other caregivers further demonstrates her deep sense of responsibility and dedication to our community.

Moreover, Linda’s colleagues often describe her as sweet and attentive. She is always willing to lend a helping hand, whether it’s covering a shift for a coworker, mentoring new staff, or contributing to team projects. Her positive attitude and unwavering support make her a role model for our entire team.

Thank you, Linda

Linda Swanson embodies the qualities of an exemplary nurse and community leader. Her compassion, empathy, and devotion make a significant difference in the lives of our residents, and her positive impact resonates throughout our community as she truly deserves this recognition.

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