Back to Top 
Search 



Our Family Is Crazy
Thankful for the Art

of Caring
By: Stacey Turner
Date: November 24, 2021

Thankful for the Art of Caring
By Stacey Turner, Vice President of Operations

Infinity’s new mission is to set the standard in rehabilitation for successful aging by delivering the best of science with the art of caring. I have worked alongside clinicians and leaders at Infinity Rehab who live out the art of caring daily. Whether you are a clinician providing care for our patients or supporting clinicians providing that care, we truly live among ARTISTS OF CARE!

True art allows us to feel and reach beyond our own agendas and influence others. I looked up what the meaning of art is and google says the principles of art include movement, unity, harmony, variety, balance, contrast, proportion, and pattern. I find these principles tied to the work we carry out at Infinity Rehab. Artists we are!

My curious nature led me to reach out to several clinicians and leaders and asked, “What does living out the art of caring mean to you?” The responses are touching, genuine, from the heart, and explain the intrinsic motivation of why and how we live out the art of caring.

Ioannis Eleftheriou, our DOR and OT Las Ventana in Nevada, shares that the art of caring is waking up in the morning with an altruistic and positive attitude. It is a unique multifaceted experienced which includes patient advocacy, staff advocacy, self-care, compassion, empathy, efficient, and effective problem-solving skills and love for ourselves and our fellow human beings. It’s the art of positively impacting all the lives we touch.

John Spencer, our DOR and PTA at Valley View and Discovery Care Center in Montana, shares that to live out the art of caring means first knowing how to care. Put others before yourself out of love, not because it’s your job. Truly treating others how you’d want to be treated in every interaction, whether or not you get anything out of it.

Gayle Schamburg, our DOR and SLP at Chateau Girardeau in Missouri, shares that the art of caring encompasses respect, dignity, kindness, and compassion. It means seeing yourself, your mother, father, brother, sister, and friend at the receiving end of every interaction and response. Caring is actively listening and having great attention to detail even when it’s least convenient for you.

Michelle Thorenson, one our PTs at Salem Transitional Care in Oregon, shares that living the art of caring means letting go of the “expert“ role in a lot of my daily interactions. The art of caring allows me to be a resource and guide to help show potential towards and the achievement of an individual’s personal fundamental goals. We all need to know we matter and are being heard. When people feel trusted and truly cared for, they become inspired to make lasting change.

Wendde Kneram, our DOR and OT at Prestige Anchorage Alaska, shares that the art of caring means taking time to listen to our residents and be cognizant of where they are in their journey of life. Putting aside our expectations and focusing on making a connection that can change the course of their rehab stay or in the acceptance of their new home.

Darcy Carter, our DOR and OT at Shasta View in California, shares that, as therapists, we have an amazing opportunity every day to shine a light in the dark, bring comfort in time of sorrow, hope in time of despair, and lighten the burdens of life and the aging process for patients, families, and caregivers. When I get overwhelmed with things that I cannot control regarding work or situations that are just really challenging, I have to remind myself that every challenge is worth it, and we truly can and do make a difference in people’s lives when we just keep showing up and doing the best that we can each day.

Jennifer Cockrill, one our talent acquisition specialists, shares that living out the art of caring means considering how your actions can positively impact someone else. To think about what I can do to make someone’s life a bit easier, make them feel safe and cared for physically and emotionally.
Suzanne Cruce, our DOR and OT at Linda Vista in Oregon, shares that living out the art of caring means showing up every day with an open heart, with kindness, calmness, and compassion for my family, my co-workers, my patients, and myself. I show that I care by being grounded and present when listening to others and following through on the commitments I make. Caring means showing empathy and working so that others feel heard, supported, and respected. I love to show that I care by giving compliments and expressing gratitude throughout the day.

Shannon Soaib, one of our staffing coordinators, shares that to live out the art of caring takes a heart of giving. A heart that is selfless, and desires to make a difference. Living out the art of caring for me is a life- long adventure! It means striving daily through simple acts of obedience to develop a heart that allows people to see the value that they have in this word. It is a change agent that creates a safe place and gives encouragement and empowerment to persevere.

Rose McFadden, our DOR and SLP at Kin On in Seattle Washington, shares that living out the art of caring means a selfless dedication to the betterment of others with no expectation of reciprocity. Care is picking up litter on the sidewalk. Care is remembering a person’s birthday or favorite food. Care is even returning your shopping cart to the cart corral. It’s an intentional mindset to leave things better than how you found them. I do feel as though the art of caring will never be better defined than Maya Angelou’s words: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Patty Neidviecky, our DOR and COTA at St. Catherine’s South Campus in North Dakota, shares that living out the art of caring means to me is being compassionate, being able to care for the patients we serve, to be an advocate for them and to help them live life to the fullest in some of the hardest situations they may be facing sometimes alone. Working in this profession can be challenging, emotional, overwhelming, and exhausting but to see the difference you can make in just one person makes it worth it. To be able to see the progress a patient makes and to be able to regain the strength, confidence, see the smile, the ability to adapt to their situation or environment is heartwarming and just knowing it’s because of you and building that trust is what keeps me going each day. It gives me purpose.

Dianne Quinney, our DOR and SLP at Sabal Palms in Florida, shares that living out the art of caring means being a servant leader.

Karen Brockhage, one our OTs at Cascade Park in Oregon, shares that living out the art of caring is being there for her patients to get their life back. Build connections that draw patients out, whether sharing pet pictures, listening, laughing with the sarcastic ones, and a quick prayer to rebuild threadbare hope, or even bringing in a sketchpad for my artist patient with an uncanny eye for capturing staff members in action.

This is a drawing of Karen. It was created by one of Karen’s patients and it captures the essence of what the art of caring looks like. It leaves us all with a feeling we can sit and reflect upon. Most often this feeling allows us to reach beyond our own agendas and inspires us to motivate others.
During this Thanksgiving season, I am grateful for the all the Artists of Care who consistently live out Infinity Rehab’s purpose at its core.


Thankful for the Art of Caring

By: Stacey Turner
Date: November 24, 2021


Thankful for the Art of Caring
By Stacey Turner, Vice President of Operations

Infinity’s new mission is to set the standard in rehabilitation for successful aging by delivering the best of science with the art of caring. I have worked alongside clinicians and leaders at Infinity Rehab who live out the art of caring daily. Whether you are a clinician providing care for our patients or supporting clinicians providing that care, we truly live among ARTISTS OF CARE!

True art allows us to feel and reach beyond our own agendas and influence others. I looked up what the meaning of art is and google says the principles of art include movement, unity, harmony, variety, balance, contrast, proportion, and pattern. I find these principles tied to the work we carry out at Infinity Rehab. Artists we are!

My curious nature led me to reach out to several clinicians and leaders and asked, “What does living out the art of caring mean to you?” The responses are touching, genuine, from the heart, and explain the intrinsic motivation of why and how we live out the art of caring.

Ioannis Eleftheriou, our DOR and OT Las Ventana in Nevada, shares that the art of caring is waking up in the morning with an altruistic and positive attitude. It is a unique multifaceted experienced which includes patient advocacy, staff advocacy, self-care, compassion, empathy, efficient, and effective problem-solving skills and love for ourselves and our fellow human beings. It’s the art of positively impacting all the lives we touch.

John Spencer, our DOR and PTA at Valley View and Discovery Care Center in Montana, shares that to live out the art of caring means first knowing how to care. Put others before yourself out of love, not because it’s your job. Truly treating others how you’d want to be treated in every interaction, whether or not you get anything out of it.

Gayle Schamburg, our DOR and SLP at Chateau Girardeau in Missouri, shares that the art of caring encompasses respect, dignity, kindness, and compassion. It means seeing yourself, your mother, father, brother, sister, and friend at the receiving end of every interaction and response. Caring is actively listening and having great attention to detail even when it’s least convenient for you.

Michelle Thorenson, one our PTs at Salem Transitional Care in Oregon, shares that living the art of caring means letting go of the “expert“ role in a lot of my daily interactions. The art of caring allows me to be a resource and guide to help show potential towards and the achievement of an individual’s personal fundamental goals. We all need to know we matter and are being heard. When people feel trusted and truly cared for, they become inspired to make lasting change.

Wendde Kneram, our DOR and OT at Prestige Anchorage Alaska, shares that the art of caring means taking time to listen to our residents and be cognizant of where they are in their journey of life. Putting aside our expectations and focusing on making a connection that can change the course of their rehab stay or in the acceptance of their new home.

Darcy Carter, our DOR and OT at Shasta View in California, shares that, as therapists, we have an amazing opportunity every day to shine a light in the dark, bring comfort in time of sorrow, hope in time of despair, and lighten the burdens of life and the aging process for patients, families, and caregivers. When I get overwhelmed with things that I cannot control regarding work or situations that are just really challenging, I have to remind myself that every challenge is worth it, and we truly can and do make a difference in people’s lives when we just keep showing up and doing the best that we can each day.

Jennifer Cockrill, one our talent acquisition specialists, shares that living out the art of caring means considering how your actions can positively impact someone else. To think about what I can do to make someone’s life a bit easier, make them feel safe and cared for physically and emotionally.
Suzanne Cruce, our DOR and OT at Linda Vista in Oregon, shares that living out the art of caring means showing up every day with an open heart, with kindness, calmness, and compassion for my family, my co-workers, my patients, and myself. I show that I care by being grounded and present when listening to others and following through on the commitments I make. Caring means showing empathy and working so that others feel heard, supported, and respected. I love to show that I care by giving compliments and expressing gratitude throughout the day.

Shannon Soaib, one of our staffing coordinators, shares that to live out the art of caring takes a heart of giving. A heart that is selfless, and desires to make a difference. Living out the art of caring for me is a life- long adventure! It means striving daily through simple acts of obedience to develop a heart that allows people to see the value that they have in this word. It is a change agent that creates a safe place and gives encouragement and empowerment to persevere.

Rose McFadden, our DOR and SLP at Kin On in Seattle Washington, shares that living out the art of caring means a selfless dedication to the betterment of others with no expectation of reciprocity. Care is picking up litter on the sidewalk. Care is remembering a person’s birthday or favorite food. Care is even returning your shopping cart to the cart corral. It’s an intentional mindset to leave things better than how you found them. I do feel as though the art of caring will never be better defined than Maya Angelou’s words: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Patty Neidviecky, our DOR and COTA at St. Catherine’s South Campus in North Dakota, shares that living out the art of caring means to me is being compassionate, being able to care for the patients we serve, to be an advocate for them and to help them live life to the fullest in some of the hardest situations they may be facing sometimes alone. Working in this profession can be challenging, emotional, overwhelming, and exhausting but to see the difference you can make in just one person makes it worth it. To be able to see the progress a patient makes and to be able to regain the strength, confidence, see the smile, the ability to adapt to their situation or environment is heartwarming and just knowing it’s because of you and building that trust is what keeps me going each day. It gives me purpose.

Dianne Quinney, our DOR and SLP at Sabal Palms in Florida, shares that living out the art of caring means being a servant leader.

Karen Brockhage, one our OTs at Cascade Park in Oregon, shares that living out the art of caring is being there for her patients to get their life back. Build connections that draw patients out, whether sharing pet pictures, listening, laughing with the sarcastic ones, and a quick prayer to rebuild threadbare hope, or even bringing in a sketchpad for my artist patient with an uncanny eye for capturing staff members in action.

This is a drawing of Karen. It was created by one of Karen’s patients and it captures the essence of what the art of caring looks like. It leaves us all with a feeling we can sit and reflect upon. Most often this feeling allows us to reach beyond our own agendas and inspires us to motivate others.
During this Thanksgiving season, I am grateful for the all the Artists of Care who consistently live out Infinity Rehab’s purpose at its core.

© 2019 Avamere Family of Companies
© 2019 Avamere Family of Companies
>
© 2019 Avamere Family of Companies