I am the CEO of Shirley’s Adult Day Center, which will soon be named Adult Day Centers of the Black Hills. My role as CEO is to use my knowledge of being a business owner, non-profit board member that has helped operate a successful camp for people with disabilities for over 39 years, and Manager of Adult Day Centers for the past 12 years. My experience is just one of the many blocks that form the caring foundation of a successful Adult Day Center that cares for those families that are choosing to care for loved ones at home.
I am the LPN at Shirley’s Adult Day Center. My duties include giving medications, doing blood sugars, blood pressures, and attending to any first aid needed. I have been a nurse for 39 years. I worked as a surgical scrub nurse for 7 years and then in ophthalmology for over 30 years. When I retired, I applied for the part-time LPN position at Western Resources and have continued to work since then. I really enjoy working at Shirley’s Adult Day Center. The staff and guests are excellent to work with. I hope that I have made a difference in our guests’ lives–as they have made in mine.
I am the floor manager at Shirley’s Adult Day Center. I have been in the caregiving field for many years in a variety of positions including being a licensed daycare provider for the state of South Dakota, working at other daycare facilities in Rapid City, and providing care for the elderly in their home. I believe the Adult Day Center is the crucial link between “home” and “nursing home”, allowing our guests to remain in their homes longer with their family. I consider it an honor and privilege to care for our guests!
I have been in the field of caregiving for the elderly population since 2011. My experience as a floor aide led me to the position of Activity Director. The challenge of Activity Director is to be able to provide the needed activities for each cognitive stage of each individual served, a challenge that I love. All in all, I am here at Shirley’s Adult Day Center enriching the lives of those we care for.