Litzie Rosas, Certified Care Associate (CCA) at Country Meadows of Frederick, has been named a “Healthcare Hero” by the Lifespan Network.
Rosas is one of just five senior care co-workers in Maryland and the District of Columbia to receive this honor. It was presented at LifeSpan Network’s annual conference held in late September in Ocean City, Md., and recognizes that everyday people often do extraordinary things, and through these actions they make the world better.
“This award is not for me only. It’s for all the CCAs around the world. They do what I do with love, with passion and with care,” says Rosas.
“Litzie is very selfless,” says Delegating Nurse, Pamela Crockett-Country Meadows. “She really brings everybody together. She’s like a glue.”
Rosas has seven years of service with Country Meadows Retirement Communities. Recently she assembled a multicultural cookbook comprised of international recipes collected from her co-workers and residents. “[It has] all different food for different countries, and I do a presentation to the residents. I really enjoy doing stuff for them,” she says.
Country Meadows of Frederick Campus Executive Director, Carol Ditman, nominated Rosas for the honor. “Every day is a celebration when Litzie is here,” she writes, adding, “Litzie cooks dishes from her homeland, Puerto Rico, for a couple of residents who are from her country and miss the native cuisine. She truly loves her co-workers, residents, and her job. She is always saying, ‘this is mi familia!’”
Rosas says, “When I come in in the morning and see all these residents waiting, it’s amazing. It’s more than a resident, it’s like a family.”
About LifeSpan Network
LifeSpan Network is the largest senior care provider association in the Mid-Atlantic, representing nearly 300 senior care providers in Maryland and the District of Columbia. LifeSpan’s members include not-for-profit and for-profit facilities providing care and services to seniors across the continuum of care, including independent living, assisted living, nursing facilities, continuing care retirement communities, subsidized senior housing, community-based and hospital-based programs.