Megan Taylor knew early on what she wanted to do.
“I have wanted to be a nurse since I was 5 years old,” Megan said.
Megan has taken that dream and developed a career at Quail Run Assisted Living at Mennonite Village. First hired in 2017 as an LPN intern, Megan has worked her way through the ranks, and recently became the new administrator.
“I want to continue to build a solid team, strengthen the communication and processes,” Megan said of her new role. “And, I want to help the resident’s and staff feel validated in their concerns and create a way for them to feel connected and heard during this restricted world we are in.”
Megan said her desire to work with seniors began years ago with her own relationships in her family.
“My Grandma had a stroke at age 40 and she depended on caregivers due to her paralysis from the stroke. When she could not live in her own home, she moved to an assisted living facility and then to a skilled nursing facility. I visited her every weekend and witnessed the good and bad care she received. It motivated me to focus on elder care.”
While working towards her licensed practical nurse license, Megan was hired as a student intern at Quail Run. Her work ethic and passion for seniors came through during her internship, and she was offered a full-time position upon graduation.
“When it comes to the residents, I love it when they greet me and know me by name,” Megan said when describing what brings her joy in her job. “It gives me a good feeling that they know who I am and that they trust me. I commute 45 min each way every day just to see their faces and it fills my heart.”