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Staff Testimonials

Why is Shaker Place a great place to work? See what our staff have to say!

  • “I have worked at Shaker Place since 2002. I started as a graduated practical nurse, worked as an LPN, staff RN, Nurse Manager, Assistant Director of Nursing, and now the Director of Nursing. Long-term care is my passion and I’ve always considered my residents and their families my family. I am proud to be a part of such an amazing team. “

    – Rebecca Luce, RN, Director of Nursing -19 Years

  • “What an amazing transformation my workplace has gone through over the last two years. Spacious & airy, modern, light & bright resident rooms and common rooms. So much room for residents to spread out! Privacy and modern amenities were clearly a top priority in the new design.

    Strong administrative team, including nursing credentials that you don’t always see in long-term care. In addition to PT/OT, we also have a full-time speech therapist and respiratory therapist. We also have a full time dedicated wound care nurse, infection control nurse, staff education team, and medical director,

    I am proud to be part of the Shaker Place team and consider it my second home”

    – Jennifer Travis, Director of Admissions -6 Years

  • “One of the great privileges of my life has been to work with the most dedicated co-workers in supporting the residents of Albany County. It’s our family taking care of yours.”

    – Frank, Director of Employment and Training – 3 years

  • “What makes working at Shaker Place unique is that we are always improving. In addition to new buildings and facilities, we welcome the next generation of nursing students from across the Capital Region and foster in them the same dedication and care that all of our team strives to provide.”

    – Kayleigh, Nursing Secretary – 1 year

  • “Working at Shaker Place gives me such joy, especially when I interact with our residents. To hear their stories of dedication to former jobs, and even those who served our Country, they are told with joy and hope. This gives me the zeal to continue to work with the elderly. I was a recipient of a nursing scholarship which has helped tremendously in furthering my dream of qualifying as an LPN.”

    – Lettie, Environmental Services – 4 years

  • “I have been working at Shaker Place for a long time. I love our residents, and they appreciate me. I am always busy, it’s never boring. I work with a great group of nurses and CNAs. I am happy where I am and what I do to help improve the lives of our residents.”

    – Karin, LPN – 26 years

  • “Taking care of my family is how I knew I was meant to be a care giver. I look forward to meeting Shaker Place’s residents and making their lives happier, and that’s what makes me happy.”

    – Kristine, CNA – New Employee

  • Marianne Novak

    “To stand apart from the competition, you must first stand together as a team. I am grateful to be part of a wonderful team at Shaker Place.”

    – Marianne, RN, Quality Improvement Coordinator – 15 years

At Shaker Place we like to recognize our staff for going above and beyond. Check out our Shining Stars. Want to join the Shaker Place Rehabilitation & Nursing Center team? Check out our current employment opportunities!