Generations at Neighbors has a great staff. When you visit or tour Generations at Neighbors, you will have the opportunity to meet members of our leadership and management team. Please make a point to stop in or introduce yourself while you are visiting our community. Our staff loves to meet the families and friends of our residents and guests.
Director of Nursing
The director of nursing for Generations at Neighbors oversees the front-line care of each resident and the work of the staff who administer that care. Erin Tremble first started with Generations at Neighbors while still in high school as a certified nursing assistant; today, she evaluates the quality of the nursing programs and looks for ways to optimize efficiency, while walking rounds daily herself.
Erin chose nursing after watching the satisfaction her mother gained from working for the American Red Cross. She said she is grateful to stay around Byron, at a skilled nursing facility that recently opened a new rehabilitation unit and is accepting patients with more complicated medical conditions. Some of her greatest pleasures, she said, are the moments when one of her former teachers admits into Generations at Neighbors for a stay.
“It’s a joy to be able to help the teachers who helped me in my youth,” she said.
The ultimate success measurement, though, is when she sees former residents out and about in the community.
“It gives you a sense of pride, a sense of accomplishment, that they’re doing so well,” she said. “Or they come back, just to visit.”
Director of Admissions
The Admissions Director for Generations at Neighbors walks families through the paperwork and process that are inherent to skilled nursing care admissions. Ariel Tarzian explains options to new residents, gives tours of the building, works out optimal roommate situations, speaks with hospital liaisons and — more importantly than anything else — listens to the individual concerns that are unique to each new guest.
“If I sit with them an hour, it’s not a major detriment,” Ariel said. “They’ve lived full lives, and they have lots of advice and stories.”
It is also Ariel who handles the details of making our building feel like a new resident’s home.
“Do they have all the things they want in their room? Do they feel like a part of this community? A big part of my job is making it comfortable.”
Her interest in details stems from her background as a certified nursing assistant.
Admissions and Marketing Director
Patti started with the Generations at Neighbors family in 2001 until 2005 and took a brief hiatus returning in 2006 to make us her permanent home for over ten years. Prior to Generations at Neighbors, Patti has held various positions in departments such as medical records, social services and human resources. She received her Bachelor’s from Northern University and her Master of Social Work from the University of Illinois.
At Generations at Neighbors she monitors that the facility develops a strong relationship with area businesses and community agencies to ensure her residents reap the best services. Her tours of the facility are organized to be engaging and informative for her visitors, while her vast knowledge of the industry is represented at outside marketing events for the facility.
She states, “The part of my job that I like the best is offering comfort, reassurance, and encouragement to the families going through the process of admitting a loved one. There are so many myths and fears about nursing homes, and I enjoy the opportunity to share information with others in order to change their perceptions.”