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Ginger Thomas Honored with Fairhaven's Oliver Halsell Care Award

Cynthia Adair - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Ginger Thomas, Senior Living Advisor at A Plan For Senior Care, is our March recipient of Fairhaven’s Oliver Halsell Care Award.

When her grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Ginger worked with her family to place her grandmother in a home. Throughout that emotionally difficult process, Ginger discovered her passion for working with seniors. Now, she helps families daily find personalized care for their loved ones.

“Ginger’s passion for senior care is evident in the work she does,” said Marla Noel, President of Fairhaven. “She cares about her community and is utilizing both her personal and professional experience to be an invaluable resource to those in need.”

Her career choice was motivated by her mother, El Joan Shealor, who worked as an RN for many years, and became convinced that while most nurses can be good at their jobs, those who truly are great are innately compassionate.  Feeling her daughter was born with significant empathy, El Joan encouraged Ginger early in life to consider a career in the care industry.

“It means so much to be recognized for something I love to do,” explained Ginger. “When I was referred to the senior care industry, I was drawn to the seniors and their stories; I don’t want them to be forgotten or misplaced.”

As a Senior Living Advisor, Ginger works directly with families as a resource in finding the right care for their loved ones. After interviewing a new family, Ginger considers the patient’s finances, current living situation and medical needs in order to provide a complete care plan. In matching seniors with care facilities, her main focus is ensuring each patient’s individual needs, as well as those of his or her family, will be personally addressed. This gives her ample opportunities to place more seniors in the compassionate hands of those who will provide them with the care they genuinely need and deserve.

Ginger will be honored at Fairhaven’s Oliver Halsell Care Awards banquet in November at Fairhaven’s Mission Viejo location. The banquet honors a year’s worth of achievements among the local community. Additionally, Fairhaven will make a donation to the American Heart Association in Ginger’s honor.

For more information and to nominate a deserving candidate, click here or send us an email.

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