Nursing Homes Houston: Spotlight on DON Kenneth Anugwon
Quality Care is the most important aspect of any nursing home. The Director of Nursing (DON) is the key individual who provides leadership to the Nursing Team that interacts with our residents. That is why Independent Living residents should get to know Director of Nursing (DON) for Treemont Health Care Center (HCC), Kenneth Anugwom. Kenneth’s job responsibilities include:
• Directing and managing the nursing department
• Encouraging and inspiring all nursing staff while monitoring their performance.
• Managing the nursing care of all Health Care Center residents including problem-solving.
Kenneth has worked with seniors in a hospital and long term care setting for 12 years, as a floor nurse and charge nurse. A former supervisor thought he’d make a great ADON and referred him to Treemont where he connected with Administrator Sherion Schroeder as “both of us have a passion for the care of the elderly population,” says Kenneth. When the Director of Nursing position opened up, he was offered the position. “I derive joy and gratification when I help somebody and my help makes a positive change on that person. I like to inspire and encourage staff to search their heart and care for our residents as they (staff) would want to be cared for. Like the saying ‘treat others the way you would want to be treated.”
Kenneth came to Houston from Nigeria in the quest for education and better life. His mother lives with his wife and three daughters Amina, 22, Amy, 18 and Ann, 16. His girls have a passion for caring and helping others, and are gearing towards healthcare professions. Ann volunteers in the activity department with Nancy Lyles. Kenneth’s wife is also a nurse in a skilled nursing facility. Kenneth’s 3 brothers and 3 sisters from his mother, all live in Nigeria. He has 32 siblings from his father’s five wives, all living in his father’s mansion in Nigeria
Kenneth has one hospice patient who was told she had two weeks to live. “When the resident refused to eat, I went to her and encouraged her to live her life to the fullest as much as she can and let God do HIS will on her life. The resident agreed and is doing well after three months but is now upset with me. She alleged that I was the one that made her stay alive. Was it wrong to provide quality care to a resident that could sustain their life? There is nothing performed out of the ordinary or without doctors’ order. The resident is alive going into month four. We will continue our holistic care on all our residents including the ones on hospice.”
Treemont Health Care Center is distinguished by: (1) its therapy program; (2) its caring staff; and (3) its small, intimate environment. If you or a loved one has a question on therapy or nursing care, please call Treemont Kenneth Anugwom at 713-782-4100 or KennethA@TreemontHC.com. Kenneth is a kind individual who will help you navigate nursing care. For specifics on Admissions, please call Admissions Director Rachel Flowers via her cell at (713) 816-2033 or email Rachel F@TreemontHC.com. This nursing home Houston is located on the Treemont Retirement Community campus that offers independent living, assisted living in Houston as options on its senior living in Houston campus.