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Magnolias of Lancaster new executive director brings diverse background
Jessica Etter believes in using a 'personal touch' to connect with residents, team
"I look forward to sharing my expertise with our staff while building relationships with my new families and friends," Etter said. "I have years of experience in the personal care industry, professionally and personally. I have experienced all positions within a personal care home -- from sales, providing care and medication, as well as administration."
Dementia care has a special significance to Etter, a York County native who saw first-hand the effects the disease has on individuals and their families.
"Most of my time has been spent in dementia care, supporting resident needs and managing the front-line staff," said Etter, who spent several years as a director at a secured dementia community and is active in the Alzheimer's Association. "I have a personal touch with those who suffer from the disease, as I was the primary caregiver for my late grandmother during the last years of her life. I owe where and who I am today, personally and professionally, to her. That's why I will continue to provide a hands-on approach in all aspects at Magnolias."
Magnolias of Lancaster has 24-hour personal care and provides specialized dementia care to meet residents' individual needs.
"Jessica brings valuable experience and expertise to our team," said Eric Walker, Executive Director of Sales and Marketing for Wexford-based IntegraCare, which operates Magnolias of Lancaster. "Since her arrival, she has been an asset to our team and Jessica will continue to build on this success while helping to improve the lives of our residents and their family members."
Robert Garvey, Director of Sales and Marketing