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Embracing Our WHY: Unveiling the Heart and Purpose of CareOne

We are sharing a heartfelt letter penned by Lisa Rhoads, our VP of Operations here at CareOne. Through her words, we gain insight into the essence of her WHY – her innate desire to care for others and how that translated into creating a meaningful impact on the lives of our residents.

Inspired by Lisa’s unwavering commitment, CareOne is embarking on a campaign that aims to showcase members of our team’s passion and WHY they do what they do, every day, in caring for our residents and their families.

Join us as we share stories, reflections, and personal journeys, exploring the WHY behind the team at CareOne and our commitment to giving our residents the best quality of care, for the best quality of life.

A Letter from our VP of Operations, Lisa Rhoads:

Dear Friends & Colleagues,

I hope this letter finds you in good health and high spirits. Today, I wanted to take a moment to share with you MY WHY.

The desire to take care of others has always been an innate part of who I am. In fact, when I was in preschool, my teacher, sister Muriel, once called my mom to express that I consistently showed a concern for the well-being of my classmates. I believe that the best path to happiness is doing something for those that cannot repay you. Over the past 25 years, half my life, I have had the honor of being a part of CareOne’s exceptional service in providing joy, engagement, and holistic health to our residents. Working with seniors was not something I had initially considered for my career. However, as a psychology student, I took a job as a recreation assistant at an assisted living facility in Vermont, and little did I know that this decision would shape my career path in the most profound way. This experience led me to CareOne at the Cupola.

From day one, I realized that the rewards of helping others were immeasurable. I am a people person, wholeheartedly embracing the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of older adults under my care. Dedicating myself to the well-being of others brings meaning to my life and immense daily satisfaction.

I feel so fortunate to be surrounded by a team that is as enthusiastic as I am about caring for others. CareOne’s commitment to recruiting the absolute best talent in this field has been evident throughout my career. I am so thankful to work side by side with all of you. Together, we have created an environment of compassion, excellence, and dedication that truly sets CareOne apart. Thank you for being on this journey with me.

With gratitude and respect,