Employee Spotlight: Kellie Gerding
Team Lead Coordinator, Miami Hills and Bramblewood
What do you do for Our Family Home?
I am a team lead coordinator for our Miami Hills and Bramblewood homes in Cincinnati. I manage scheduling, setting up and conducting interviews, working closely with our caregivers and helping with our residents whenever needed.
How long have you worked with Our Family Home?
I have been with Our Family Home for three years. I started as a caregiver then worked to become an assistant team lead and now a team lead coordinator.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
I enjoy being able to take care of our residents and also having the opportunity to be hands on with my team. I have an amazing team. I also love being a part of the on-boarding process and watching the relationships grow with my team and with residents.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
Outside of work, I enjoy watching movies with my husband of 17 years. I like to spend time with friends and family, and I especially enjoy being outdoors.
What have you learned working with residents of Our Family Home?
Working with residents, I have learned that each day brings a new and different experience and I don’t know what the day holds. I am more patient and have learned to go with the flow. I have realized that one day may go a certain way and then the next is completely different.
Have you had a personal experience with Alzheimer’s or dementia?
Yes. My grandfather had Alzheimer’s. He passed away in 2016. I also had an aunt with Alzheimer’s disease, who passed away last year, and an uncle who has it now.
How does Our Family Home give residents and families more good days?
We give residents and families more good days by treating them like they are our own family. We’re able to provide close-knit, one-on-one, personal attention, giving family members peace of mind that when they leave their loved one will be taken care of. They don’t have anything to worry about. We also get to know and love each one of our residents for who they are and their unique personalities.