Faith Gianan, General Manager of Roselani Place Assisted Living | Mar 5, 2023 | Giving Care, Mar - Apr 2023
There are many reasons why working with seniors became my passion. One was to prepare myself to care for my loved ones as they age. We will all eventually encounter the challenges of caregiving. What better way to prepare than by choosing gerontology as a career?
Faith Gianan, General Manager of Roselani Place Assisted Living | Nov 3, 2022 | Giving Care, Nov - Dec 2022
Many professional caregivers have deeply rooted memories that inspired them to pursue a career in a field — such as assisted living. My first experience with dementia, caregiving and compassion involved my own grandparents, my Lolo and Lola.
Faith Gianan, General Manager of Roselani Place Assisted Living | Jun 25, 2022 | Giving Care, July - August 2022
Talk story is a special and cherished activity among seniors at Roselani Place. Our activities director conducts a talk story twice a month and I also offer them from time to time. Talking story with our residents allows us to not only engage with them, but also encourages them to reminisce about the good old days, and learn more about one another.
Faith Gianan, General Manager of Roselani Place Assisted Living | Jan 1, 2022 | Giving Care, January - February 2022
Twenty years ago, I was hired as the assisted living director for a Jewish community, where I learned about their culture, faith and life experiences. Some of the residents I cared for were Holocaust survivors and I listened to their stories. One survivor, who I will call “LL,” lost his mother and sister during this horrific time in history. He showed me a photo of his mother and sister, as well as the number tattooed on his forearm that served as a constant reminder.
Faith Gianan, General Manager of Roselani Place Assisted Living | Jun 3, 2021 | Column, June-July 2021
The overall mission for senior living communities is to provide socialization, wellness, a sense of community and independence. As the general manager for Roselani Place, my mission is to enrich the lives of our kūpuna and manifest my passion to enable them to live their lives to the fullest each and every day.
Faith Gianan, General Manager of Roselani Place Assisted Living | Jan 31, 2021 | February - March 2021, Giving Care
The senior living industry also has frontline workers who have come face to face with the pandemic. Working to protect our kūpuna has been challenging, to say the very least. All staff at community living facilities are frontline workers and they must work together to mitigate the effects of COVID-19.