Kelly Yattaw Recognized by Maine State Ombudsman

We are excited to share that The Cedars’ Kelly Yattaw has been chosen by the State of Maine Ombudsman for the EXCELLENCE IN LONG-TERM CARE AWARD.

Kelly has been working at The Cedars for 10 years – as a Certified Nursing Assistant, Rehabilitation Aide and super valuable team member. Here are some of Kelly’s special characteristics that we highlighted when nominating her for the award:

  • Understands the value of person-centered care and makes it a priority
  • Cultivates excellence and strong leadership qualities
  • Demonstrates sincere compassion and understanding of dementia
  • An inspiration to watch as she makes difficult situations appear easy
  • Embraces a challenge
  • Willing to assist staff, always
  • States what is on her mind
  • Infuses her incredible sense of humor in all aspects of her work
  • Takes on the transition to the Household Model of care through Learning Circles with staff and residents, storytelling as a means of learning, numerous hours of education, development and mentoring of staff

One staff member noted “I appreciate Kelly and her work on my Neighborhood more than I can put into words. She is an amazing caregiver and human. We are truly lucky to have her as part of our team.” Congratulations, Kelly. We are honored to learn from you and to have you as a role model for all of us.


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