December 22, 2017

Nicole Simmons, CNA, CMT

Nicole, known as Nikky, has been an integral part of our team for 17 years. Here’s her story:

Upon accepting my position at Oakwood Residence, I was given the task of caring for the Administrator’s mother-in-law. I was a recent graduate – and I was scared! The responsibility was daunting but I put my all into it. My duties today include taking care of all the residents of Oakwood by providing assistance in taking medication and performing treatments for various skin and wound conditions.

After 17 years here, I can honestly say that working at Oakwood is THE BEST. Because we are in direct contact with people day in and day out, no two days are the same, and we get to experience the full spectrum of emotions along with our residents:

We are reassuring and compassionate when they are in pain, we reminisce with them to shift their focus from their condition, we laugh with them, and they in return reward us with the knowledge that what we do and how we do it makes a difference – there is no better job!

I would not hesitate to recommend Oakwood to my own family because for close to two decades I have seen firsthand that the care is excellent – and that the staff truly cares.