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2 senior living operators, others serving industry make Inc. list of America’s fastest-growing companies

Two senior living operators and other companies serving the industry are listed on the Inc. 5000 2022 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies, released Tuesday. Trilogy Senior Living and Colonial Assisted Living are among the organizations to make the list, which ranks businesses according to percentage of revenue growth from 2018 to 2021. The two providers fall under the health services category. San Marcos, TX-based Trilogy Senior Living, also known as Sodalis Senior Living, operates assisted living and memory care communities throughout Texas. The company ranks 4,523 on the list. Inc. cites a 97% growth rate. CLICK HERE, to read full article.

July Firestarter – Cantonment

Name: Andrea Hollis

July Firestarter – Garden Ridge

Name: Leilane Oliva Position: Residant Assistant Fun fact about Fire Starter: Loves helping others and all was comes to work full of happiness How he/she got into senior living: Decided she wanted to help seniors Favorite part about working with seniors: Putting a smile on their face Favorite part about Sodalis family: The way evry one seems to care about each other and support from management is so kind Hobbies/Interests outside work: Family and school

July Firestarter – Largo

Name: Kiarstin Perry Position: Caregiver Fun fact about Fire Starter: Kiarstin loves grilling How he/she got into senior living: She got into it just to be able to help those who can’t always help themselves Favorite part about working with seniors: Helping others and making their days better Favorite part about Sodalis family: We have fun at work Hobbies/Interests outside work: Basketball and Cooking

Sodalis College Station Grand Re-Opening

July Firestarter

Name Tanesha Jackson Position Med Tech Fun fact about Fire Starter Literally always happy and sees the good in everything that would drive most insane. How he/she got into senior living From taking care of her grandmother at home, led to her having a deep love for the job. Favorite part about working with seniors She loves their history and stories that they tell. Favorite part about Sodalis family Staff makes being here more than home, feel like home. Hobbies/Interests outside work She like couponing and changing her house furniture around monthly.

July Firestarter

Name Bridgett Cisneros Position RA Fun fact about Fire Starter Has a positive attitude How he/she got into senior living Family member got her into care Favorite part about working with seniors getting to know there life story Favorite part about Sodalis family residents and there family Hobbies/Interests outside work Full time mom that loves making her kids happy

July Firestarter

Name Sandi Sloan Position Resident Asistant Fun fact about Fire Starter Love thrift stores How he/she got into senior living was told by a friend and applied for job Favorite part about working with seniors Loved the stories about their life. Favorite part about Sodalis family Love working with the Sodalis Family at Milton Hobbies/Interests outside work Collect movies and Stephen King Novel

July Firestarter

Month: July Name: Denise Kimball Position: 6-2 RA Fun Fact about Fire Starter: I love to bowl and want to learn how to roller skate Favorite part about Sodalis Family: I love the interactions with the people. Hobbies/Interests outside of work: reading and listening to music

July Firestarters

Name Nathan Allums Position Cook Fun fact about Fire Starter Play piano/ love music How he/she got into senior living Enjoy working around elderly people/ learn a lot from seniors Favorite part about working with seniors the great personalities of the residents Favorite part about Sodalis family they are very supportive Hobbies/Interests outside work cooking, arts and crafts, interior decorating and collecting albums

July Firestarter

Name Heidi Sturm Position Resident Assistant Fun fact about Fire Starter Likes to Joke with Family, Friends, and CoWorkers How he/she got into senior living CNA for 30 years; Has always Loved working with Seniors Favorite part about working with seniors Enjoys sharing her Heart and Compasion with the Residents Favorite part about Sodalis family Likes working with her Team; The Teamwork! Hobbies/Interests outside work Gardening, Time w/2 Poodles, Shopping

July Firestarter

Name Rachel Corrales Position Concierge Fun fact about Fire Starter Loves reading & spending time outside How he/she got into senior living Passion for helping others Favorite part about working with seniors Hearing the stories of how they met their spouses Favorite part about Sodalis family Friendly staff Hobbies/Interests outside work music,food,nature,reading

July Firestarter

June Firestarter

Name Shantania Moore Position Resident Assistant Fun fact about Fire Starter Love Drawing/ Art How he/she got into senior living Love Caring for the Elderly Favorite part about working with seniors Feels Like I’m caring for my Grandparents Favorite part about Sodalis family Love the friendships I have made Hobbies/Interests outside work Drawing, Arts and Crafts

June Firestarter

Name: Vanessa Devers Position: 10-6 RA Fun Fact about Fire Starter: 3-year letterman in basketball How/She got into senior living: Started out taking care of elderly family members and the passion grew from there Favorite part about Sodalis Family: The friendships I’ve built over the years Hobbies/Interests outside of work: Traveling, visiting and spoiling my grandchildren, eating and hiking

June Firestarters

Name Paulette Wiles Position Medication Tech Fun fact about Fire Starter How he/she got into senior living Was doing my daily walk decided to apply for CNA school Favorite part about working with seniors Knowing that the residents depend on me to make them feel comfortable. Favorite part about Sodalis family They are polite and respectfull Hobbies/Interests outside work cooking,traveling and shopping

June Firestarter

Name Crystal Castellanos Position Medication Tech Fun fact about Fire Starter creative and makes car freshies/loves the outdoors How he/she got into senior living loves taking of elderly Favorite part about working with seniors getting to know them and their stories Favorite part about Sodalis family we are all a team 🙂 Hobbies/Interests outside work shopping, going to the beach, anything outdoors and spending time with family

June Firestarter

Name Zyda Green Position Resident Aide Fun fact about Fire Starter Shes a Vegan How he/she got into senior living Put application in Favorite part about working with seniors They are really fun to be around. Favorite part about Sodalis family Co workers Hobbies/Interests outside work Video games, trying to learn guitar, loves to draw

June Firestarter

Name Angel Ming Position Resident Aid Fun fact about Fire Starter He’s from NYC How he/she got into senior living Angel wanted to bring happiness into the lives of our seniors and give them a reason to survive. Favorite part about working with seniors Angel likes to make sure our residents feel good and it makes him happy feeling like he’s doing a good job Favorite part about Sodalis family Angel loves his job and feels blessed to be at Sodalis. Hobbies/Interests outside work Angel enjoys playing video games and basketball with his son (who is also a team member at Sodalis). He also enjoys just hanging out with his family.

June Firestarter

 

June Firestarter

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June Firestarter

Name Karli Anderson Position Resident Assistant Fun fact about Fire Starter Like to tell jokes How he/she got into senior living Family that has worked in the enviroment and falls in line with her major in college Favorite part about working with seniors They make her happy and she loves helping people Favorite part about Sodalis family They help each other find the answer to questions. And make her feel comfortable Hobbies/Interests outside work Sports, dancing, working out & writing in her journal

June Firestarter

Name: A.R. Position: Medication Tech Fun Fact: She’s is a Nurse from India and enjoys her job because she loves taking care of the elderly Favorite part about the Sodalis Family: Working with her co-workers as a team, she’s a great team player! Hobbies/interests outside of work: She loves family time and volunteering her time where it is needed.

A Very Positive Family Testimonial for Sodalis Buda

May Firestarter

Name Shawnecia Wilson Position Resident Assistant Fun fact about Fire Starter Love coming to Sodalis Texas City Community How he/she got into senior living Love taking care of the Elderly Favorite part about working with seniors The Love you receive from the Residents Favorite part about Sodalis family The Residents who live here at Sodalis Hobbies/Interests outside work Love listening to Gospel Music

May Firestarters

Name: Cheryl Drummond How you got into senior living: I stopped by the community to visit with a former co-worker and asked if they were hiring. I truly believe God sent me here. Favorite part of working with seniors: Making them smile and brightening their day. Favorite part about Sodalis family: Making everlasting friendships. Hobbies/interest outside of work: Grandkids, NFL Football(49ers and Packers) listening to music.

May Firestarter

Name Cindy Johnson Position Lead Medtech Fun fact about Fire Starter I am an identical twin How he/she got into senior living Started by being a caregiver for my grandmother Favorite part about working with seniors They will always give you a good laugh Favorite part about Sodalis family Everyone will work as a team Hobbies/Interests outside work Drawing, participating in gymnastics with my daughter

May Firestarter

Name Keshana Allen Position Medication Technician Fun fact about Fire Starter I am funny! I love to make people laugh! How he/she got into senior living I have been working with Seniors all my life. I love helping them! Favorite part about working with seniors They are funny and full of life! Favorite part about Sodalis family They are loving and caring. Hobbies/Interests outside work Playing basketball with my kids/watching movies/ pretty much anything with my kids! 🙂

May Firestarter

Name Shenia Martin Position Med Tech Fun fact about Fire Starter Family is all that matters How he/she got into senior living Job Posting Favorite part about working with seniors Getting to know their life stories. Favorite part about Sodalis family My Co-workers ! Hobbies/Interests outside work Reading, going to the Beach

May Firestarter

Name Amanda Redding Position MedTech/RA Fun fact about Fire Starter I love to laugh How he/she got into senior living A family member thought I would be good in senior living Favorite part about working with seniors Having their backs knowing they have good help Favorite part about Sodalis family Clean nice caring facility Hobbies/Interests outside work Love to cook, work, relax & watch tv shows

May Firestarter

Name Kiyonna Pate Position Resident Aide / Medication Tech Fun fact about Fire Starter singer and write some songs How he/she got into senior living My mom worked here in 2003 and I would come up and volunteer. After I finished school, I started working here. Favorite part about working with seniors When they are having a bad day and I can do something that they like to cheer them up. Favorite part about Sodalis family laughter with staff and residents Hobbies/Interests outside work Make up artist

Sodalis Visitation Policy

SODALIS SENIOR LIVING – VISITATION POLICY  Screening PLEASE NOTE THAT VISITATION HOURS ARE UNRESTRICTED. If the doors are locked, please ring the doorbell and staff will assist you. Doors may be secured at various hours, but are typically open between the hours of 8am and 8pm. An ALF must screen all individuals who enter the facility prior to entry (except for emergency personnel), including staff at the start of their shift, any visitors, new residents, and residents returning to the facility for: Fever, defined as a temperature of 100.4 Fahrenheit and above. Signs and symptoms of COVID‐19, see attached screening log on pages 40‐42 for example of questions asked during screening process. Some communities may require different screening logs to be in use mandated by their local Health Departments. Texas no longer requires screening logs to be retained as of 4/3/22 for visitors and/or staff but still requires the screening to take place. Residents need to be screened once daily in FL/GA for COVID‐19 symptoms Texas Residents are no longer required to be screened unless exposed to COVID‐19, symptomatic, or under quarantine per CDC guidelines. If a resident meets any of the screening criteria, implement increased infection control measures including quarantine as applicable and monitor for symptoms of COVID‐19 according to State and Local guidelines. (Use CDC quarantine tool to determine if needed and length of quarantine) https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019‐ncov/if‐you‐are‐sick/quarantine.html All visitors must wear a medical mask (no cloth masks allowed), no masks are required in Texas at this time unless an outbreak occurs. If an outbreak occurs, then masks will be required until under control. The screening log might contain protected health information and must be protected in accordance with applicable state and federal law. The information should include at least: the date, the person’s name, current contact information, and the data from the screening (presence or absence of fever and symptoms). assisted living facility is not required to screen emergency services personnel entering the facility in an emergency. Post signage at all entrances of the facility reminding individuals not to enter the facility prior to being screened. Do not restrict surveyors. HHSC is constantly evaluating their surveyors to ensure they don’t pose a transmission risk when entering a facility. For example, surveyors might have been in a facility with COVID‐19 cases in the previous 10 days, but because they were wearing PPE effectively per the CDC guidelines, they pose a low risk to transmission in the next facility and must be allowed to enter. However, there are circumstances under which surveyors should not enter, such as if they have a fever or any additional signs or symptoms of illness and must still be screened at the sign in log. Visitors Persons providing critical assistance must be allowed to enter the facility provided they pass required screening. These include: Family members and loved ones of residents at the end‐of‐life; Essential caregivers; Emergency responders (do not screen in an emergency); Persons with legal authority to enter, including: Government personnel performing their official duties, including HHSC surveyors whose presence is necessary to ensure the ALF is protecting the health safety of residents and providing appropriate care; Law enforcement officers (do not screen in an emergency) and Representatives of the Long‐term Care Ombudsman’s Office and representatives of Disability Rights Texas; and Providers of essential services which include contract doctors, contract nurses, home health and hospice workers, health care professionals, contract professionals, clergy members and spiritual counselors, whose services are necessary to ensure resident health and safety. This list is not exhaustive. A facility must use its best judgment to determine which persons are “essential” to protect the health and safety of a resident. Personal Visitors ALFs must allow all residents who are COVID‐19 negative or positive to have personal visitors. COVID-19 positive residents may still have visitors, but their visitors may have to wear PPE. Visits can occur where adequate space is available as necessary to ensure physical distancing between other residents and visitors, including the resident’s room. The facility must ensure a comfortable and safe outdoor visitation area, considering outside air temperature and ventilation. Visitors and residents are no longer required to wear masks or face coverings or PPE in Texas ONLY, unless working with a COVID‐19 positive/symptomatic/COVID‐19 unknown or Local/State mandated. Florida and Georgia are still requiring masks at this time. Visits are not required to be scheduled in advance. An ALF can have scheduled visits and unscheduled visits. ALFs can schedule personal visits in advance or permit personal visits that are not scheduled in advance, or both. Scheduling in advance must not be so restrictive as to prohibit or limit visitation for residents. See Expansion of Reopening Visitation at 26 TAC §553.2003 (Texas) for all requirements. All ALFs must: offer a complete series of a one‐ or two‐dose COVID‐19 vaccine to residents and staff and document each resident’s choice to vaccinate or not vaccinate (“Offer” in this context means to administer, arrange/assist, OR educate/give information about the COVID‐19 vaccine AND document the resident’s choice to vaccinate or not vaccinate); allow visitors of any age; develop and enforce written policies and procedures related to visitation, including whether visitors and residents must wear a face mask, face covering, or appropriate PPE during visits. inform residents and visitors of the facility’s infection control policies and procedures related to visitation. limit the movement of visitors through the facility to minimize interaction with other persons. give all residents equal access to personal visitors, end‐of‐life visitors and essential caregivers. ensure comfortable and safe outside visitation areas, considering outside air temperature and ventilation. provide hand‐washing stations or hand sanitizer to visitors and residents before and after visits. facilitate visits in a way that allows cleaning and cleaning and sanitizing common visitation areas. Salon Services Visitors An ALF can allow a salon services visitor (barber, beautician, or cosmetologist providing hair care or personal grooming services to a resident) to enter the facility to provide hair care or personal grooming services to COVID‐19 negative residents. The salon requirements for salon visits. […]

April Firestarters – Samantha Dunn

Name – Samantha Dunn

April Firestarters – Sarah Colonna

Name – Sarah Colonna Position – Concierge Fun Face About Firestarter – Love working in my garden Favorite part about working with seniors – I wanted a change of venue. I used to work in an office but my family works in healthcare so I thought I would give I like listening to their stories and all the history they have seen through the years. Favorite part about Sodalis family – They are very nice and supportive Hobbies/interests outside work – Love to visit coffee shops

April Firestarters – Ortansa Palaginuc

Name Ortansa Palaginuc Position Cook Fun fact about Fire Starter Very nice to everybody How he/she got into senior living Was 16 years old coming from california , saw a community applied and fell in love with it Favorite part about working with seniors Love helping them and making them smile Favorite part about Sodalis family Team Work Hobbies/Interests outside work Gardening / spending time with grandkids

April Firestarters – Tammy Burnham

Name Tammy Burnham Position Housekeeping Fun fact about Fire Starter Loves to Cook How he/she got into senior living Born to care for people, started in childcare and tranistioned into elderly care Favorite part about working with seniors Getting to communicate and learn from them. And the blessings that they give me. They bless me more than I can bless them. Favorite part about Sodalis family The closeness amongst the staff and how we can handle hurdles as a team “family” Hobbies/Interests outside work Cooking , taking care of plants and being a “granny”

April Firestarters – Estella Tijerina

Name: Estella Tijerina Position: Housekeeping Fun Fact about Fire Starter: Huge football fan How/She got into senior living: Due to my son. He worked for the previous Executive Director at this community. Favorite part about Sodalis Family: My co-workers are truly a blessing. They are so friendly and caring Hobbies/Interests outside of work: I love taking care of my grandchildren. I also enjoy going on Harley rides and traveling to Florida

April Firestarters – Alexis Lewis

Name Alexis Lewis Position RA Fun fact about Fire Starter Always positive & willing to work when needed. How he/she got into senior living Taking care of my grandmother Favorite part about working with seniors Making them food good about themselves. Favorite part about Sodalis family Working together as a team Hobbies/Interests outside work Family time

April Firestarters – Satosha Earls

Name Satosha Earls Position Cook Fun fact about Fire Starter Enjoy Bingo How he/she got into senior living Love taking care of people Favorite part about working with seniors You get to know them and there life stories Favorite part about Sodalis family My team is very cool to work with. We are Family! Hobbies/Interests outside work Braiding Hair and Sleeping

March Firestarter – Stacie Anderson

Name Stacie Anderson Position Med tech Fun fact about Fire Starter I’m bubbly like champagne. How he/she got into senior living Looked us up internet wanted to work with the elderly Favorite part about working with seniors Love all the residents here. They are my joy! Favorite part about Sodalis family We are a family, all work together, and good teamwork. Hobbies/Interests outside work swimming and fishing