Trenisha Gray talks with a resident in skilled care at Homeland Center.
Nurse Manager Trenisha Gray helps make Homeland a home!
She earned her associate’s degree from Harrisburg Area Community College. She also has credits from Millersville University, with plans to re-enroll soon and finish her bachelor’s degree. In the rapidly changing world of nursing, she says she “would love to advance my knowledge.”
The best part of nursing is that “every day is totally different.”
“You learn something new every day,” she says, adding for emphasis, “Every day.” She had just learned from one patient’s experience about the testing for and causes of decreased blood flow. She even enjoys learning the extensive regulations involved in long-term care, and getting acquainted with Homeland’s procedures and policies.
Since joining Homeland, Gray has worked on sustaining the teams devoted to resident care. Homeland is special because “they make everyone feel like family. The residents and their families are incorporated in everything that we do.”
That interaction with family helps staff get to know residents better, so they can craft individualized care plans for personalized treatment and help every resident “be more comfortable and at home.”
Outside the office, Gray loves to shop, travel, and explore other cultures. Most of her close-knit family remains in Harrisburg. She talks every day with her mom and grandmom, who have taught her independence and “how to be a loving, caring woman, and always wanting to grow and do better for myself.”
As she goes about her “very, very hectic” days and helps provide for 36 people, she hopes that residents receive “the best care possible. We try to maintain their independence and allow them to enjoy these years of life. That’s always my goal.”