KS Adult Care Home Operator, Certified Dementia Practitioner
Certified Medication Aide, Certified Nurse Aide
Jeannine Hays has been working with local seniors since 1979. In 2000, she joined Brookdale’s The Sweet Life to help open its new dementia care facility in Shawnee, KS. During her nine years there, Jeannine played a wide range of roles – from leading residents’ daily activities, to coordinating the staffing of nearly 50 employees, to serving as executive director.
Jeannine joined Care Haven’s management team in 2010 – just in time to help reopen our Southmoor home. As Operations Manager, she keeps an office there, but she divides her time among all our homes. Jeannine is responsible for staffing our residences as well as making certain each is stocked with all the necessary supplies – including the stash of special treats requested by residents’ families. Jeannine also plans our monthly activity calendar and arranges for the parties we all enjoy. As a Certified Medication Aide, she even backs up our caregivers when needed.
Jeannine joined the Care Haven management team because she’s able – even expected – to take the time to get to know each of our residents and their families. Having spent over 25 years working, talking, laughing and crying with people who live with dementia, Jeannine has become an impressive advocate for each senior’s right to live with dignity, in comfort and safety. She understands a family’s apprehension when facing the move of a loved one with dementia, and she’s committed to helping each new resident settle in to pleasant and secure surroundings in his or her Care Haven Home.