Nancy Evans, licensed practical nurse at Life Care Center of Sarasota, Florida, kept in touch with a resident’s wife when the wife had to travel out of town for a week for their son’s funeral. Evans called her each night from her own cell phone to give her an update on her husband and then gave the phone to the resident so he could talk to his wife.
Yamile Alvarez was once a new immigrant, learning to adapt to American culture.
Now, she helps other people adapt to their own new environment – not in a new country but in a skilled nursing and rehab center.
Alvarez was working as an accountant at a hotel in Cuba when her life changed forever.