I came to Calvin in 2012 as Director of Nursing in the Health Care Center after spending the past 20 years of my nursing career in long term and skilled facility care. I came here because I knew of Calvin's long standing reputation in regards to giving good care, it's stable and excellent leadership, and it's Christian-based philosophy in serving residents and employees. I have not been disappointed in this decision. From my first arrival at the receptionist desk for my interview to my ongoing daily interactions, I have found nothing but love, acceptance, and genuine care and concern among and between the residents and employees at Calvin. I have worked at the fanciest and newest of communities in my long term care nursing career, but nothing takes the place of true care and concern for both the resident and employee. The care and concern is shown in truly delivering person centered care on a daily basis to those we serve, without a lot of fanfare or advertisement of providing such. Care and concern is shown by the Administration Team and Board of Directors in allowing the number of staff truly needed to deliver what we say we are going to deliver to the persons we serve. Care and concern is shown in the investment made in the Activities Department to truly provide the staff and structure needed to keep our beloved elders engaged in whatever type activities they choose. Care and concern is shown to our employees on a daily basis with a collaborative, positive, and problem solving approach to any issues an employee may be having. The love and compassion at Calvin is seen daily with our extensive blend of employees from across the globe, working effectively and joyfully with their coworkers and with our beloved residents. I truly have found my 'nursing home' at Calvin Community. I am so proud to tell anyone that will listen I work here, serving our beloved elderly and wonderful blend of caring, giving, committed staff in the heart of Beaverdale.