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February Hero - Daneille Rager, STNA

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OHCA's Heroes of Long Term Care program honors individual employees for their service to residents, the facility, and to their community. Heroes are nominated from service and supports providers throughout Ohio. 

Adena Nurse Aide Named February 2019 Long-Term Care “Hero”

The state’s largest organization representing long-term care facilities has honored an Adena, Ohio long-term care mentor nurse aide as its February 2019 “Hero of Long-Term Care.”

Daneille Rager, State Tested Nurse Aide (STNA) at Altercare Adena, has been selected by the Ohio Health Care Association (OHCA) as its Hero of Long-Term Care for February 2019. OHCA honors one long-term care employee each month for their service to long-term caregivers, residents and the community.

Rager will be featured on the OHCA website ( during the month of February, and she will be recognized at the Association’s 2019 Annual Convention in Columbus, Ohio.

Jennifer George, Licensed Nursing Home Administrator at Altercare Adena, says that Rager is passionate about serving the facility’s residents and the community.

"Danielle has that caring heart that our residents deserve and expect, and goes above and beyond to make sure they have everything they need," said George. "Danielle treats them as they are family . . . she is truly an asset to Altercare Adena, and we are proud to have her on our team." she added.

Rager has been part of the Altercare family for more than 10 years, working as a restorative and mentor STNA and also doing the central supply ordering and inventory. She was recently selected to be a Mentor Aide; in this position she trains new STNAs and follows their progress through the first six months of employment.

She is currently enrolled in school to become a Registered Nurse.

According to George, Rager also picks up extra shits to cover open positions or to help out when an extra hand is needed.

"Danielle was nominated because she represents the best of Altercare Adena; she is truly our Hero of Long-Term Care!"

Altercare Adena has a dedication to excellence in care stemming from its foundation as a family-run care organization more than four decades ago. For over 45 years, Altercare has specialized in providing quality short-term rehabilitation, long-term nursing care and senior living. The facility is located at 213 US Route 250, Adena, OH 43901, 740-546-3620. Additional information is available online at

The Ohio Health Care Association is a non-profit association of nearly 1000 skilled nursing facilities, assisted living communities, and providers serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, representing nearly 90,000 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.   
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