May 15, 2014
-- Edward Acquah, a licensed practical nurse (LPN) at The Allendale Nursing Home atThe Allendale Community for Senior Living (http://www.allendalecommunity.com/)
, has been selected as "LPN of the Year" by The New Jersey Association of Directors of Nursing Administration/
Long Term Care Inc. (http://www.njadona.org/)
. The award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated excellence in long-term care, and who provide outstanding care or related services going above the call of duty.
"Part of what makes our senior campus so special is our people, and I am thrilled that Edward has been recognized for his unwavering dedication and commitment to our residents," said Dr. Timothy Giancarlo, president of The Allendale Community. "Edward shows compassion to each resident he serves and sets high standards for ensuring a safe, caring environment. He is an asset to The Allendale Community, and we congratulate him on this amazing achievement."
A Bergenfield, N.J. resident and native of Ghana, Acquah joined The Allendale Community in 2010. "This award is very meaningful and rewarding both to me and my entire family. It demonstrates that with hard work and dedication, a person can achieve anything," said Acquah, who currently is pursuing his RN degree. "Working with seniors is very fulfilling, and I love being part of The Allendale Community team."
Acquah was recognized in April at an awards dinner in conjunction with NJADONA/LTC's 25th
annual convention in Atlantic City. NJADONA/LTC is the leading advocate and educational organization for nurse administrators and directors of nursing in long-term care. The association supports and promotes quality of care for those individuals receiving long-term care, and concern for those delivering long-term care.
The Allendale Community for Senior Living is located at 85 Harreton Road in Allendale (GPS: 65 Route 17 South, Ramsey). Developed in stages beginning in 1967, The Allendale Community pioneered modern-day eldercare. For more information, call (201) 825-0660 or visit http://www.allendalecommunity.com/