Submitted by: Linda Prescott
Nominee: Ellen Riggiani
This incident happened at the end of last year, and it is always on my mind, but I had never put it to words or on paper. A resident was not feeling herself, and she was very agitated. I watched as Ellen walked her down the hallway, her arm around her shoulders talking to her ever so softly with warmth and compassion. The resident was calm and went back to her room less agitated. I have realized so many times after that this is Ellen!! I feel that Juniper hired the “Right” person for the job. A person who cares about people, who leaves her personal life outside, and steps in the Juniper building and takes a full supervisory role.