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Our Heartbeat: Paula in Pearland

DSC_1008The Pearland Cottage is managed by a woman with gumption, class and a big heart. Paula is the kind of person who will go above and beyond for her family and friends at the drop of a hat. She genuinely cares for the people she loves and you can always count on her to lend a helping hand.

I describe Paula as having gumption because she is the backbone of the Pearland Cottage. Through every challenge, opportunity or joyous moment, Paula handles the situation with a kind of determination that is only seen among strong leaders. She always has a positive outlook on life and works hard to instill that characteristic among her caregivers. The Pearland Cottage caregivers are just as sweet and positive as Paula. They provide the residents with tender loving care and extend the same care to the family members that visit the cottage. Paula and her caregivers are known to be quite the comedic bunch. Always telling jokes with each other or leaving silly notes on the fridge, the Pearland Cottage never lacks for laughter.

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Paula and caregivers

They say the best way to lead is by example. Paula follows that rule to a T. Without fail, every morning Paula starts her day by taking the time to say good morning to each resident and asking how they are enjoying their day. She knows every detail about each resident’s life. Where they were born, who their family is, and even what they used to do for work. She can tell you their favorite food, their favorite song and what they like to do for a hobby. It is amazing how she pays attention to every little detail of the residents’ lives. It is apparent that she wants to show them how much she cares for them and how much she loves them. This is why Paula has such a big heart. It has to be to give out so much love for every single resident that has lived and currently lives at the cottage.

Paula is a wonderful example of how to really love and care for a person. The residents, caregivers and family members are blessed to have Paula as the cottage manager. Every minute of every day she will spend showing and telling her cottage family that she adores them all in her own special way.

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