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Living By The Golden Rule

Septemeber 28, 2022
NOTE: This was taken from the blog of Foundations Health Solutions leader Bob Speelman. Bob works closely and frequently communicates with our Foundations Health facilities. It is so inspiring to see how each care team embodies the vision of our founder and nursing home developer, Brian Colleran, to be "A Culture of Care."

Shemika Metcalf has been a Nursing Assistant for 20 years, 18 of those years have been spent at Respiratory and Nursing Center of Dayton. Shemika is a Lead Nursing Assistant and a natural leader. Most recently, Shemika was voted by her peers to attend our Annual Foundations LTC Heroes Summit. The Summit is an annual event where the best of our frontline staff from each of our facilities come to Columbus for two days and give us feedback to improve our Company and Culture.

I had the privilege of working with Shemika today, and I do mean WORK, we did five showers for our vent patients in three hours and it wasn’t rushed, but it’s more complicated than a regular shower.

Beyond knowing her stuff, Shemika is so caring and compassionate and her fellow team members deeply respected her. I asked Shemika, "where did your motivation come from? Who inspired you?" She told me it was her grandfather. She told me he would always tell her, “Do unto others as you would have done unto you.” She told me, “I honestly didn’t really understand what that meant as a child, but I do understand it today, and I live by it.”

"Each time we act to improve the life of another person, we

send forth a ripple of hope in what appears to be a hopeless society.”

- Joyce Meyer

The entire team on the Vent Unit at Respiratory and Nursing Center of Dayton worked so well together; the Nursing Assistants, Nurses and Respiratory Therapist, EVERYONE was like a family. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute with this team. They are doing some incredible things with their Vents, Vent/Dialysis, and Trach patients. They were all acting with love to improve the lives of these residents and the impact, to be honest, is more than a ripple, it’s more like a tidal wave!

Left to Right: Hayley Freels, Geisha Evan, Kyla Angel, Bob Speelman, Polly Wellbaum, Shemika Metcalf and Dallas Adkins (in front)

Bob Speelman, STNA

News & Events

My Calling
Kindness can transform someone’s dark moment with a blaze of light!

Meet Our Unit Nurse Supervisor!
Learn more about Kashua Alexander!

She Cares for Me Too
Our Culture of Care extends beyond our residents!

Get Involved!
Become a Volunteer at Respiratory and Nursing Center of Dayton!

Man’s Best Friend
Every day is a reminder that residents do not live in our workplace, we work in their home.

Let Our Ventilator Care Experience Make Yours Better
We are proud to provide Ventilator Care to Dayton, Ohio!

Welcoming Dr. Ravi Desai as Pulmonary Medical Director
Get to know the newest addition to our Medical Team at RND!

Random Acts of Christmas Kindness
Capturing our acts of kindness throughout the holiday season!

Bells were ringing at Respiratory and Nursing Center of Dayton!

Thanksgiving Food Drive
Help support our community this holiday season!

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