PETERSBURG-AK Petersburg’s senior housing facility is fully-staffed and almost fully-occupied. There are no vacancies at Mountain View Manor Assisted-Living and just three openings on the independent-living side.
The manor also has a new director. Registered nurse Brie Hayes took over late this fall from long-time elderly housing manager Nancy Reed, who has since retired. Hayes was originally hired as the first director of nursing services for the new assisted –living wing in the summer of 2005.
The City Council approved her hire as the overall Manor director this fall. Along with patient care, communication with family members and coordination with the hospital clinic, Hayes is also responsible for budgeting, staffing and making sure the facility meets government standards and requirements.
The Manor also now has a committee to help address resident needs and concerns. That includes Manor residents June Vick and Bev Hammer as well as food-service board member Jeanie Norheim, City Councilor Melinda Hofstad and Brie Hayes. Matt Lichtenstein stopped by the Manor this week to talk with Hayes about her work and some of the changes at the senior-housing complex.
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