Paine-Santos named Nurse-Caregiver of the Year
Katie Paine-Santos, registered nurse coordinator for Lakewood Care Center’s Memory Care Unit in Staples, was recently named Nurse-Caregiver of the Year by Care Providers of Minnesota.
Paine-Santos was nominated by Dan Donahue, Lakewood’s vice president of senior services, along with care center and memory care staff and patient family members.
The Nurse-Caregiver of the Year is awarded to a nurse who displays extraordinary skills in caring for individuals residing in a nursing facility, assisted living establishment or receiving care at home. They communicate sensitively with individuals who are in their care and their family members; they listen carefully, exhibit empathy and respect, and promote dignity.