In the evening, if patients at Alaris Health at The Chateau are feeling lonely or missing their former friends from home as they work toward recovery, Dustin Coloso, the Resident Liaison, is always there to sit at the bedside, provide companionship and inspire positive thoughts.
“I try to give them examples of people who have stayed here and improved, and lift their spirits when they are feeling down. When I am able to help someone, and they get recover and thank me on the way out, I feel a sense of satisfaction,” says Mr. Coloso.
This dedication to patients has made Mr. Coloso well regarded by the staff. In honor of National Nursing Home Week, May 12-16, Alaris Health at Rochelle Park has chosen to highlight Mr. Coloso as an exemplary employee. The American Health Care Association established National Nursing Home Week in 1967 as a week-long observance celebrating the positive impact nursing homes can have on the lives of people. Each Alaris Member Health Center is participating in this celebration and has chosen an employee to highlight.
“Dustin’s primary responsibility is to make sure our patients’ needs are addressed and that their stay here is satisfactory. However, he has really gone above and beyond that responsibility. He takes care of them with compassion and makes sure that the staff works together to create the best facility possible,” says Charlene Harn, Administrator at Alaris Health at The Chateau.
The theme of this year’s National Nursing Home Week is “Team Care: Everyone Pitches in.” The theme recognizes residents and patients in long term and post-acute care settings, the dedicated staff who care for them, and the value of care planning where everyone “pitches in” for optimal outcomes.
“Alaris Health celebrates our employees for improving and enhancing the lives of our patients,” says Avery Eisenreich, President of Alaris Health.
Alaris Health at The Chateau is a well appointed facility, located in Rochelle Park, New Jersey, that offers a warm, supportive and uplifting environment for post-hospitalization short-term rehabilitation patients and long-term residents alike. Please call (201) 226-9600 for more information.