Member Spotlight: Scott Kessler of Ruthven Community Care Center

March 3, 2022

Scott Kessler has held various positions in long-term care for over 20 years and first began as an activity assistant. As the administrator at Ruthven Community Care Center, Assisted Living and Villa Apartments, he enjoys working as a team to provide quality care to residents and tenants.

How did you become interested in the long-term care profession?
I first got started in the long-term care profession as an activity assistant before becoming nationally certified as an activity director through the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals. In 2010, I was encouraged to go back to college and get my bachelor’s degree in order to become a nursing home administrator.

What do you like most about working in long-term care?
I enjoy knowing that every day our amazing team provides great care and services to the residents and tenants. It takes a caring heart and passion to work in long-term care.

What would you tell others to encourage them to consider a career in long-term care?
I would tell others that working in long-term care is a rewarding experience that will last for a lifetime. I have worked in long-term care for over 20 years in various positions.

What lessons have you learned working in long-term care that also helps outside of work?
The lesson that I have learned is that we all go through ups and downs in life, and we need to take one day at a time to do our best at work and outside of work.

When you’re not at work, what do you enjoy doing?
I enjoy spending time with my two children and attending the various events that they are involved in.

What is your favorite quote and why?
“Live life to the fullest.”

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