At Garden View Care Centers’ Assisted Living Plus® facilities, we value our employees and the service they provide daily to our residents – your loved ones. Many of our staff members have been with us for years, even decades, and their kind and compassionate interaction with your family members are the key to success in the care we provide. Within our skilled nursing homes, smiles and hugs create a loving environment, and a familiar face provides relaxing comfort. We thank all of our employees for their wonderful contribution to the care of our residents.
Spotlight on Chef Tony Johnson!
Tony has been our Dietary Manager for a year now here at Garden View. Tony is originally from Flint, Michigan. Tony moved to St. Louis and received his CDM at Fontbonne. When not at work, Tony enjoys coaching 3rd grade basketball and working with the kitchen ministry at his church.
Tony shared that he believes the employee of the month was due to the Dietary Department as a whole. However, Tony does an outstanding job ensuring the residents are provided with delicious food, his staff is taken care of and greeting everyone with a smile! We are more than thankful for Tony and all that he does here at Garden View!
Thank you, Tony!
Spotlight on Laura Buxton!
Laura is from and currently lives in Illinois. Laura has worked at Garden View for almost 21 years now! Laura shared that her favorite part about working at Garden View is interacting with the residents and cooking. Laura shared that her favorite meal to cook is Fried Chicken. In her free time, she shared she enjoys watching Lifetime, shopping (including grocery shopping), and hanging out with friends. We appreciate everything Laura does and for caring so much about others and we love her fried chicken!!
Thank you, Laura!
Spotlight on Michelle
Michelle grew up in North St. Louis. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1988. After high school she took care of her son and held various welding jobs. She also managed 7-11 gas stations. In 2000, she made a career change. She became a Certified Nurse’s Assistant and began working in long term care facilities. She then wanted to further her career and in 2014 got her Medication Technician certification (CMT). Michelle began working for Garden View as a CMT in June 2018. She is currently a student at Jefferson College in their Registered Nursing program. Michelle shows that she cares deeply for our residents and is a huge asset to our nursing department. We love you, Michelle!
Spotlight on Lee
Meet housekeeper, Lee! Many of you have probably seen Lee with a smile on his face making Garden View spotless. Lee is from the St. Louis area, born and raised. In his free time, Lee enjoys watching movies, playing playstation 4, spending time with his dog that is a German Rottweiler, and also spending time with his grandma. Lee’s favorite part about working at Garden View is interacting with the residents. We appreciate everything Lee does and for going above and beyond in his work!
Thank you, Lee!
Spotlight on Bob
Bob grew up in Fairmont City, Illinois. He graduated from Assumption High School in 1974. After graduation, he began working at Car Quest Auto parts in St. Louis. He completed some courses at SIUE Edwardsville and Lindenwood University. Bob met his wife Jean on a blind date and they married in 1978. They had 3 children together and now have 2 grandchildren. In 1994, Bob began entertaining part time on evenings and weekends at the Casino Queen. In 2011, Bob retired from Car Quest after 37 years. He began entertaining retirement homes and skilled nursing facilities. Bob selflessly does whatever it takes to ensure our residents our always having fun and he is a wonderful singer.
We love you, Bob!
Spotlight on Brandy Johnson
Our May employee of the month is CNA, Brandy Johnson! Brandy was born and raised in St. Louis City. Brandy attended school at Parkway South. Brandy has a daughter, Shelbe, who is 7 and she enjoys spending time with. Brandy shared her daughter and her enjoy going to the trampoline park and to the movies. Brandy has worked at Garden View for almost 2 years now! Brandy said her favorite part about working at Garden View is because of the residents, of course! Brandy was very passionate in sharing that the residents bring her so much joy and raise her spirits. Brandy said that the residents are her reason for being here every day and she loves them. We greatly appreciate all of Brandy’s hard work here at Garden View and can’t thank her enough for what she does!
Thank you, Brandy!
Spotlight on Patty Digar
Patty was born and raised in South St. Louis. She graduated from Cleveland High School in 1981 and had her daughter, Carrie, shortly after. She then worked various jobs such as in fast food restaurants and retail. In 1993, she went to work in housekeeping and laundry at a long term care facility. It was there that she found her true calling helping people and got certified as a nurse assistant in 1995. Patty has worked for at Garden View in the nursing department for almost 18 years. In her free time, she enjoys toying with her fish tank and spending time with family. Patty is dependable and always has the residents’ best interests at heart.
We love you, Patty!