Lisa LaFountain, registered nurse and the nurse manager at the Adirondack Tri-County Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, was recognized as an employee of distinction by the New York Association of Homes & Services for the Aging.
Nominated by center Director Hal Payne, LaFountain has worked there for 14 years. On her nomination form, Payne noted that as a salaried employee, LaFountain works 50 to 60 hours weekly, covering all needed shifts in nursing.
“Her flexibility, dependability and dedication make each of our jobs easier,” he wrote.
Payne added, “Lisa is the most deserving and qualified person I have ever nominated for this award and if you had the opportunity to meet her or talk with any staff or resident's family member I am sure you would agree.”
Payne noted that LaFountain makes a special effort to get the community involved in the facility by taking the initiative in fundraising.
Her warmth as a caregiver is notable as well.
“She treats every resident as a family member and each and every staff member as an equal,” Payne wrote.