Stein Assisted Living, at The Oscar and Ella Wilf Campus for Senior Living, is happy to announce that Sally Gelpke-Page, RN, Certified Dementia Practitioner, has accepted the position of Director of Nursing (DON). Sally was previously the Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON) at Stein Assisted Living and has been a nurse for over 25 years. She has been a member of the Stein Assisted Living nursing team for over 13 years.
Sally joined Stein Assisted Living team as a staff nurse, was then promoted to Director of Dementia Services before becoming the ADON. Sally is excited for this new chapter in her nursing career. According to Sally, “nurses need to be critical thinkers, pay attention to detail, be flexible, multi task, and most importantly have empathy. I am thankful that our team of nurses embodies all these skills.”
Sally is a resident of Oxford. She enjoys spending time with her husband Edward, family and friends. Her 19 year old daughter, Casie, is following in her mother’s footsteps and enrolled in college for nursing. Sally’s 21 year old son, Justin, is in the United States Marine Corps. Outside of being a nurse, Sally loves to play tennis, go to the beach, and antiquing.
Filling Sally’s old position as ADON is Tatiana Dudjakova, RN. Tatiana joined Stein AL in June 2017 as the Dementia Service Coordinator. A 15-year veteran of nursing, Tatiana has worked in long term care, dementia care and home care settings. In addition to her boundless energy, Tatiana is committed to providing exceptional care to all our residents. Her warm, compassionate and friendly demeanor helps to put a smile on everyone’s face.
Outside of work, Tatiana enjoys the winter season where she spends most of her weekends skiing and loves being with family and friends. She currently resides in Flemington with her husband and daughter.
We are also excited to welcome back to Stein Abdul Sesay, RN, who will now serve as our Dementia Service Coordinator. Abdul previously worked at Stein for over 10 years as a Licensed Practitioner Nurse. Abdul has since obtained his degree as a Registered Nurse and will complete his Bachelor degree in nursing next month. Abdul also worked at an acute care facility for the past 13 years. He says, “I have done it all in terms of positions, from charge nurse, facility educator, supervisor to unit manager. It is time for me to move to other ventures, like coming back to Stein Assisted Living to rejoin a winning team.”
Abdul lives in Columbus with his wife and three boys, ages 21, 17 and 11.
“We are so blessed at Stein Assisted Living to have such dedicated, talented and caring professionals at the helm of our nursing team,” says Anna Simmons, Stein Assisted Living Executive Director. “Each manager brings his or her own unique qualities and somehow these qualities blend together to make the whole larger than the sum of the individuals. The residents and families can rest assured that not only will they be care for, but that the nursing team cares about them!”