Claire is a compassionate and resolute professional who has made a significant impact here at The Bridges at Ankeny. With a deep understanding of the unique challenges faced by older adults, Claire has dedicated their career to providing support, advocacy, and empowerment to residents and their families.
Growing up in a diverse and inclusive community, Claire developed a strong sense of social justice and a desire to make a positive difference in the lives of others. This led them to pursue a career in social work. She completed their bachelor’s degree in social work, where they gained a comprehensive understanding of social issues, counseling techniques, and community resources.
After completing their education, Claire began her career as a social worker at Mercy Medical Center. Here, she quickly realized the immense impact she could have on the lives of older adults and their families. Claire worked tirelessly to provide emotional support, guidance, and advocacy to residents, ensuring their rights and needs were met.
As a social worker at The Bridges, Claire has played a crucial role in supporting residents and their families through the challenges that come with transitioning to a nursing home. She offers a compassionate ear, providing emotional support and reassurance during this period of adjustment. Claire also helps residents and families navigate the complex healthcare system, ensuring they have access to necessary resources and services.
Claire is a strong advocate for the rights and dignity of older adults. She collaborates closely with residents, empowering them to voice their concerns and preferences, ensuring their wishes are respected. Claire also collaborates with the nursing home staff and administration to implement policies and practices that promote a person-centered approach to care.
Through her unwavering dedication and empathetic approach, Claire has positively impacted the lives of countless residents and their families. Her commitment to providing holistic care, emotional support, and advocacy has assisted The Bridges in winning multiple awards in the nursing home community. Claire is highly regarded for their professionalism, integrity, and ability to create a nurturing and supportive environment.