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Treemont’s director of nursing keeps staff focused on quality care

January 18, 2019

Leadership is the key ingredient in the success of any operation. Treemont Retirement Community’s director of nursing Sheree Wade, RN, is the kind of person you want at the helm.

Wade basically grew up in a nursing home, following in the footsteps of her CNA mom and LVN grandmother.

“My mother passed away when I was 12, but her work ethic inspired me to become a nurse. I remember visiting the nursing home and residents knew me by name. They were like family. I became a CNA at 17 at that same nursing home and obtained my LVN license at 19,” said Wade. “I feel like I am doing God’s work. No job is ever too small for me to do. I truly believe that nursing is a calling and it takes a special, compassionate person to dedicate their lives to taking care of others.”

Wade oversees the nursing care and those staff responsible for providing care.

“I educate and find new exciting ways for the staff to be engaged and excited about the work that we do. I work hand in hand with the administrator to make sure our residents are receiving the best quality care and our employees are happy and have a great working environment,” she said.

Wade has four children, ages 2 to 22. She moved from her hometown of Orange to Houston to be the wellness director of a memory care assisted living facility. She has been a nurse for 17 years in nursing, hospital and correctional facility settings. She wanted more of a challenge and became the director of nursing at a 112-bed skilled nursing facility in Webster, with a goal of a MSN in health administration.

Treemont Nursing, Rehab and Assisted Living is a key part of Treemont’s continuum of care campus, working closely with Executive Director Rodney Brooks to get his independent living residents their rehab so they can return to their independent living apartments.

For more information, visit www.Treemont.com.

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