Inside Friendship Haven’s new Memory Center
2 May 2017
A memory center designed to support those with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia will require more than 50 new employees at Friendship Haven when the facility opens, according to Julie Thorson, president and chief executive officer of Friendship Haven.
“We are increasing the number of people we serve, so we need to increase the number of employees,” Thorson said. “That’s a big push for us.”
Direct care, certified nursing assistants, kitchen, and housekeeping workers are among the positions that will need to be filled.
According to Thorson, Friendship Haven offers to pay for nursing certification.
“Even if people aren’t certified nurses, they can come and apply at Friendship Haven and we will pay for them to take the class and pay for them to test and become a certified nursing assistant,” Thorson said. “I don’t think a lot of people realize that we do that.”