MCLEAN, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Two Sunrise Senior Living team members in Pennsylvania and North
Carolina, respectively, were recently recognized by health care
associations for their individual contributions to providing seniors
with compassionate, high-quality care.
Katiana Noisette, a Care Manager at Sunrise
of Blue Bell, has been honored with the Pennsylvania Health Care
Association’s (PHCA) 2016 Hero Award as Assisted Living/Personal Care
Aide of the Year. Patti Elisano, Life Enrichment Manager at Sunrise
of Raleigh, has been honored with the 2016 Assisted Living Hero of
the Year Award by the North Carolina Assisted Living Association
(NCALA). Both were nominated by their peers and residents’ family
members who have been impacted by their dedication to serving seniors.
Hero Awards recognize long-term and post-acute team members who go
above and beyond not only to ensure that their residents receive
outstanding care, but also improve the lives of those working and living
in the building.
“My mother’s eyes light up when she sees [Katiana]. Kat always has a hug
for her and a kind word. She has become part of our extended family.
There is no better compliment we can give her,” said William Beaumont, a
Sunrise of Blue Bell family member.
Assisted Living Hero Awards recognize individuals who are ideal
representatives of the senior living field and who demonstrate the
highest levels of excellence, caring and dedication in the senior living
“Patti continually gives herself in large and small ways…And although
she works a very demanding job, her energy never seems to fail. She is
just as enthusiastic at 7:30 in the morning as she is at the end of the
day,” said Sunrise of Raleigh family member Marie Hiott McEntire.
“Katiana and Patti perfectly personify our mission to champion quality
of life for all seniors, as well as our Principles
of Service. We are so proud of them and all of the serving hearts at
Sunrise who deliver on our high standards of care and help promote
residents’ dignity and independence,” said Jenifer
Salamino, senior vice president of Operations for Sunrise.
Sunrise provides senior care in a safe and nurturing environment. Designated
Care Managers are trained caregivers who consistently serve the same
residents in a community, forming a rich relationship with each resident
by learning their personal preferences and unique needs. Sunrise’s Life
Enrichment Mangers serve residents with memory loss, personally
getting to know residents and adapting activities and programming based
on each individual’s unique life story, skills and interests.
Katiana received her award during a ceremony at PHCA’s annual convention
on September 27. Patti was honored at NCALA’s fall conference on October
12. To read more about Katiana and Patti, visit The
About Sunrise Senior Living
Sunrise Senior Living, a McLean, Va.-based company, employs
approximately 32,000 people. As of Oct. 1, 2016, Sunrise operated 316
communities in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom,
including 15 Gracewell Healthcare communities, with a total unit
capacity of approximately 28,400. Sunrise offers a full range of
personalized senior living services, including independent living,
assisted living, care for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other forms
of memory loss, as well as nursing and rehabilitative services.
Sunrise’s senior living services are delivered by team members who are
trained to encourage independence, preserve dignity, enable freedom of
choice and protect the privacy of residents. For ongoing information
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