At an early age Liza Dunn knew she was meant to care for other people. Her dreams have come true, and she is currently the Administrator of Integrity Healthcare of Herrin. Liza began her career as a Candy Striper at a local hospital. At the age of sixteen, she was offered the position as an aide. She continued working in healthcare as she attended college. She has been an administrator in long term healthcare for the past twenty-nine years, admitting that the last three years have been the most challenging because of the Covid pandemic.
Liza has gained insight and perspective as she has experienced firsthand the many changes in long term care. From an acute care structured setting to a person centered home like environment, Liza has embraced the changes.
Liza enjoys her residents. She loves decorating her facility. She enjoys planning seasonal and holiday decorations and themed parties for staff and residents.
With three adult sons and their wives, Liza proudly describes how her entire family either works in healthcare or volunteer in many ways including work as police and firefighters, to give back to their communities. She has taught them well.
The staff at Integrity Healthcare of Herrin say they appreciate the facts that Liza will get on the floor and work with them if it is needed; that she leads by doing; and that she is sincerely caring for the residents. Liza creates a big family environment, and it shows.
Integrity Healthcare of Herrin has transitioned to a beautifully decorated facility, which houses those suffering from memory deficit related disease processes. Local artist, Christine Deshazo, created customized murals depicting cozy cottages in friendly neighborhoods, scenes of lake shores, vistas of sprawling farms and vintage trains … all to assist our residents find their way.
We provide trusted memory care with 24-hour supervision and round-the-clock services specific to the needs of those with memory deficits and other related illnesses. Our Administrator and Director of Nursing are Certified Dementia Practitioners. All the staff at IHC of Herrin have had extensive training regarding dementia care including these topics:
- Signs and symptoms of Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia
- Behaviors related to the person’s needs and environment
- What providing a safe environment means for a person with dementia
- How to communicate with a person with dementia
- Ability centered care
- Promoting dignity, independence, and choice
- Medical and social needs
- Assessing resident capabilities
- Planning and facilitating activities
- Communication with families
When your loved one is no longer safe in their home or when their care-giver is at risk, it is time to seek the structure provided by Treasures of Time.
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