The Difference Vital Heroes Make in Assisted Living

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A hero is defined as a person who shows great courage and is admired for their achievements and noble qualities according to Merriam Webster. There’s no mention of flash and capes, because true heroes, like those in our communities, are too busy serving courageously in their PPE instead. We call them Vital Heroes because they are essential in bringing vibrancy to the lives of our residents and their families, especially now. Here are just some of the ways they make a difference.

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The Impact of Our Vital Heroes


“I know there are heroes all over Maristone, but I will speak of those I know personally. Tanesha, Stephanie, Judy, and Claudia. Thanks to you beautiful women for your dedication and love.”
Stephanie O. | Resident | Maristone of Franklin | Franklin, TN

“Thank you for all you do for my mom, Martha. You are all wonderful!”
Susan I. | Family Member | Maristone of Franklin | Franklin, TN

“Amy is an amazing person and my Mom and our family love and appreciate the second mile that she goes.”
Teresa P. | Family Member | Maristone of Providence | Mt. Juliet, TN

“Maybelle Carter has the most caring staff imaginable! Thank you!!! Amazing team of people who love and care for the residents as family! Appreciate each and every one of you!!”
Connie C. | Resident | Maybelle Carter Living | Madison, TN

“I am so grateful to each and every one of you for your caring, your sharing, your hard work taking care of us and most especially for your quick responses when we need you.”Jane H. |Resident | Maybelle Carter Living | Madison, TN

“Staff are wonderful and work very diligently to provide such a caring community for our loved ones.”
Susan T. | Family Member | Traditions of Athens | Athens, AL

“They always go the extra mile even when it’s not in their job description. Thanks never feels like enough when they do more than they have to.”
Bobbi L | Resident | Traditions of Spring Hill | Spring Hill, TN

“I can’t say enough good things about Traditions. From the moment we were referred to them, they were so incredibly accommodating and attentive. Every member of the staff gave us every impression of genuinely caring for the happiness and wellbeing of their residents.”
Nathan M. | Family Member | Traditions of Spring Hill | Spring Hill, TN

“I have been trying to decide which hero at Traditions to spotlight. I can’t choose just one. We are so grateful to everyone.”
Lorraine R |Family Member | Traditions of Spring Hill | Spring Hill, TN

“Everyone at VCV are amazing! But I refer to Julia as one of my Moms angels. Julia has always been kind, caring and shown such wonderful compassion to Mom.”
Nikita W. | Family Member | Vitality Court, Victoria, TX

Celebrating During National Assisted Living Week and Beyond

Last week we honored our Vital Heroes during National Assisted Living Week for caring first for residents, families and each other no matter the circumstances. It was a great week celebrating them with fun activities across our communities.

But we didn’t feel that was quite enough given their achievements so we created our own holiday for them, Vital Heroes Day, which we will continue to celebrate each year. You’ve seen what makes our caregivers heroes to our residents and families, now take a look at this video to see why we admire these heroes so much!

For more information on assisted living at Vitality, contact a community near you to schedule a virtual tour!