The state’s largest organization representing long-term care facilities has honored a Middletown, Ohio woman as its November 2012 “Hero of Long-Term Care.”
Mary Eisele, Nursing Assistant at Liberty Retirement Community of Middletown, was selected by the Ohio Health Care Association (OHCA) as its Hero of Long-Term Care for the month of November, 2012. The organization chooses one long-term care employee each month to honor for their service to long-term caregivers, residents and the community.
Eisele will be honored at the Association’s 2013 Annual Convention in Columbus, and will be featured on the OHCA website (www.ohca.org) during the month of November.
Diane Kloenne, LNHA, Administrator at Liberty Retirement Community, says that Eisele is passionate about serving the facility’s residents and the community.
“Mary’s accomplishments happen every day that she works,” says Kloenne. She puts our residents’ needs before everything else, even her own needs!”
Eisele is a State Tested Nursing Assistant and has been with Liberty for more than 22 years.
“She is over the age of retirement,” said Kloenne, “but she continues to exude energy and optimism. She amazes us!”
A life-long resident of Middletown, Eisele is beloved by the staff at Liberty, and has been known to cancel her own personal plans to come in and help out the staff and residents when needed.
"Her hard work and dedication to our residents shows every day,” said Kloenne. “Mary is very caring and always has a smile on her face; she is truly one of our heroes of long-term care!”
Liberty Retirement Community of Middletown provides nursing and rehab services including: long-term nursing care; short-term nursing/respite care; rehabilitation care; hospice care; behavioral health care; Dementia, Alzheimer’s and related memory-impaired care. The facility is located at 4400 Vancrest Avenue, Middletown, 45042, 513-422-5600. Additional information is available online at www.libertynursingcenters.com/Our-Ohio-Communites/Middletown/Welcome.aspx.
The Ohio Health Care Association is a non-profit association of more than 700 skilled nursing facilities, assisted living communities, and providers serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, representing over 50,000 individuals. Many OHCA members also provide a variety of home and community-based services. OHCA is the largest long-term care association in the state, and the only chartered Ohio affiliate of the American Health Care Association, representing more than 12,000 long-term care facilities nationwide.