Member Spotlight: Carol Brown of Lenox Care Center

November 5, 2019

Carol Brown has been with Lenox Care Center for 35 years and became a CNA when she realized how much she enjoyed interacting with the elderly.

“Carol has seen many changes and has always been an asset to the residents and her coworkers,” said Julie Davis, Lenox Care Center administrator.  Thank you for all you do, Carol!

How did you get started in the long-term care profession?
My grandma lived in long-term care, and I didn’t get to spend enough time with her. I did in-home daycare for many years until I started in the housekeeping department. I liked visiting with the elderly so I decided to become a CNA.

What do you like most about working in long-term care?
I enjoy helping others with things that they are not able to do for themselves, and visiting with them about their lives and their past – learning their story.

What would you tell others to encourage them to consider a career in long-term care?
You have more one-on-one time with your residents in long-term care than other settings. You get to know them better, become their extra family and get to fill that void when their families are unable to come.

What lessons have you learned working in long-term care that also help you outside of work?
Understand what makes others tick.

When you’re not at work, what do you enjoy doing?
I like to sew, play Sudoku and FreeCell, paint and craft.

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