2018 C.A.R.E. – Commitment – Achievement – Recognition – Excellence

March 11, 2019

care award logoPalm Garden proudly announces its 2018 CARE Award recipients. We celebrate their commitment and achievement. We recognize their empathy, love, and compassion. We celebrate their excellence in pursuit of respect, dignity, and service to others.

We celebrate the life story of every guest, resident, and family member entrusted to our care by training and retaining team members as members of our own family. It takes extra compassion, but by learning about those life events that make each of us special, Palm Garden Team Members are able to offer a special kind of care. Based not on what we think our guests and residents would like, but on what they need as individual human beings. Ask one of these award recipients what they do for a living and they will not respond “I clean floors” or “I am a nurse, C.N.A., or van driver.” Each will respond very humbly, “I celebrate life stories at Palm Garden it is my pleasure.”

Palm Garden of Clearwater

Kelly Purcell, Certified Nursing Assistant

Yaquelin Leon, Housekeeping Assistant

Loved Remembered: A Valentine Story

February 12, 2019

“If life was fair would I be alone, during this time of my life? It is not fair and there is nothing that anyone can do about it.” As he smiled waiting for me to respond with something that echoed my lack of life experience, I just stared back at him. Then out of nowhere,… Read more »

DIGNITY

January 31, 2019

Dear Palm Garden Family, I want you to meet Vera, a woman who calls Palm Garden home. Kala Fuhrmann, our Executive Director at Palm Garden of Gainesville explains: “One evening we were all at dinner and Vera told our fantastic CNA, Jamika Tuggerson, that she would like to have eyelashes just like hers. Jamika called… Read more »

2018 Annual Awards Meeting brings Clearwater 2 Awards

December 28, 2018

Palm Garden recognizes its best and finest centers along with team members at our Annual Awards Meeting.

A Christmas Story

December 5, 2018

I want to share a Christmas Story. I was talking with a resident a few days ago and the subject of Christmas came up. The resident asked me about my favorite Christmas and I shared the story about the big Army Gun. We both laughed as I struggled to tell her the story without cracking… Read more »

A Beautiful Gift

November 30, 2018

I noticed a couple (probably in their mid-eighties) smiling at each other as they sat together. The husband is in a chair sitting very close to his wife who is in a wheelchair. Holding hands watching the hustle and bustle happenings around the nursing station. They were sitting there as if they were on their… Read more »

Palm Healthcare Management and Palm Garden Rehab celebrates 5 years!

November 1, 2018

It was five years ago that a small group of leaders sat around a table and together with prayerful hearts decided what our goals were for Palm Garden. Out of that discussion evolved our Vision, Values and Mission Statement. That has been the bedrock of our success in becoming the premier provider in the state… Read more »

Pam Brody: Just Call Her ‘Vivacious’

July 31, 2018

When Pam Brody started in show business more than 51 years ago in London, her agent said she had to have a name, something to describe her act, something that would stick. ”He told me people were sick of ‘glamorous,’ so I became ‘vivacious’,” Brody explained over her fourth cup of coffee at the London Tavern in downtown… Read more »

Stella’s Life Story is a GEM

July 23, 2018

Dear Palm Garden Family, Could you imagine being born in a country and then living so long that they changed the name? The same country just a different name? You might say: “I mean, never mind it had been called Constantinople since May of 330 AD. I’m gone for a while and you guys just… Read more »

This GEM Moment Celebrates Mrs. Prinzie

July 9, 2018

Dear Palm Garden Family, July is Palm Garden GEM Celebration Month. We think that knowing our guests, residents and families’ life story better informs how to care for them. See, we believe to truly care for people we must know them personally. We walk in their shoes; see what they see and feel what they… Read more »