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In the Spotlight September 2017

Dementia Care Resident of the Month

Resident of the Month

LaJuana Curtis

LaJuana Curtis was born on August 13, 1924 in Nevada to Emily and Lyman Kofford in Price, Utah and lived with them and her younger sister, Shirley until she went to college. She first attend-ed college at the University of Utah. From there she moved to San Francisco and graduated from Stanford University as an RN & PT. She met Robert Curtis while working at Rees-Stealy Clinic in San Diego, now known as Sharp Rees Stealy. They married in Vista in 1949 eventually moving to San Diego area where they purchased a new home in Clairemont and raised 5 children. LaJuana was the mom who made cookies, worked in the school homeroom, baseball snack bar and lots of other school activities. She always offered to help.
LaJuana loved music, and loved to cook. She took gourmet cooking classes and made the most amazing meals. She loved to have dinner parties and had many of them. She always had family dinner at 5:00 o’clock sharp, and you better not be late! She loved to go to the beach and watch the sailboats and hosted many family beach parties.

LaJuana also had a beautiful backyard. She loved to garden, had every flower you can imagine. She took pride in her yard and attended garden parties for years. She was President of the Rose Society and other flower organizations. She even has a beautiful flower named after her.

LaJuana and Bob, her husband of nearly 50 years raised five children. After he passed and the children were grown she started to do some traveling. She traveled abroad to many interesting places . In addition to that she always kept busy with her grandchildren & great grandchildren, never missing a birthday. She lived in the family home for several years after her husband passed, eventually moving into a Condo in Carlsbad, where she lived for a few years before moving to Sunshine Care. She made many wonderful friends at Sunshine Care. She had a wonderful sense of humor and would always say, “tell me something new.” You could put on some music and watch her smile. She celebrated her 93rd birthday on August 13th.

Sadly, LaJuana passed away peacefully in her sleep the morning of September 21, 2017. She will be truly missed by so many, including her Sunshine Care family.

LaJuana’s family sends their thanks to all her Friends, Family, Hospice Team, Doctor & Caregivers who were by her side.

Dementia Caregiver & Employee of the Month

Employee of the Month

Remy Palmado

Remy Palmado was born on August 02, 1956 in Tarlac City, Philippines to Olympia and Florentino Lazo. She is the eldest of four children.

Remy worked for Semiconductor Devices Philippines Inc. as an electronic operator for about five years. While working there, she met her husband Mario and after one year of dating, they decided to tie the knot. They have been happily married for 38 years now and have five children: Marlon, Jen, Ian, Ryan, and Charm; and 11 grandchildren.

Remy migrated to California in May 2013 with her husband and their youngest child, Charm. In August of that same year, Remy started working at Sunshine Care as a caregiver at the Willows/Elms house. Remy enjoys taking care of the residents and she treats them like they are her own parents.

During her days off, Remy likes to go shopping and go out to eat with her daughter Charm. She also enjoys Skyping and Facetime with her other children and grandchildren in the Philippines. Remy loves to cook and her favorite foods include all kinds of Filipino food, and since she and her family moved to California, she has developed a love for Korean BBQ!

Congratulations Remy and keep up the great work!