Spotlight on Houston Assisted Living Receptionist Deante' Sigears
Residents and families can feel a bit overwhelmed when it comes time to seek information about transitioning to an assisted living and nursing center, or doing short-term rehab. That’s why it’s key to have a warm and enthusiastic person such as Receptionist Deante’ Sigears at the Front Desk, to greet and be the first point of contact.
As Receptionist, Deante greets and checks in visitors, manages family essential care visits, answers phones, keeps our reception area clean and organized, distributes mail, maintains files, orders office supplies, among many tasks for Administrator Cynthia Lamison. “Deante’ is an amazing person. She is extremely organized and able to provide support to both families and visitors. She has the right temperament to successfully manage a busy front desk. She’s a keeper!” says Cynthia.
Like many others, Deante’ moved to Houston from New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Deante’ says, “My Mother raised three girls, including me. Since I was the eldest, the taught me responsibility at a young age, so I guess you could say I was her little helper. Looking back, I am happy she did, as it helped to make me into the person I am today, and I thank her so much.”
Deante received both her G.E.D. and a Basic Accounting Skills Certificate from North Texas Job Corp. She also received her C.N.A. License from the Nursing Assistant Network Association in New Orleans in 2004. As a C.N.A. for 17 years, Deante’ was involved in admitting, transferring, discharging, positioning, bed-making, administering personal hygiene, measuring and reporting resident intake and output, assistive feeding, and much more. She worked at Clarewood House for 10 years before joining the Treemont Family, initially as a C.N.A before becoming the Receptionist a year ago. Deante is currently in school to become a Medical Office Receptionist.
Deante’ says, “I began working with the elderly seventeen years ago after my grandparents passed away and felt that I needed to fill that void. Now I enjoy helping seniors and putting smiles on their faces. When I began working at Treemont, I became very close with a resident who said she loved my work ethic, as whenever she needed help, whether I was assigned to her care or not, she said she felt safe with me. After a while, despite her dementia, whenever she saw me, she would call me “Deance”. As I would approach her, I would ask “What’s my name?”, and she would hurry and correct herself saying “Deante,” and we would laugh and go on about our day. She continues, “My love and passion for seniors is always growing, and I look forward to continuing to be a part of and to grow with the Treemont Family in the future.”
Treemont Nursing, Rehab and Assisted Living is a key part of Treemont’s continuum of care campus. The Nursing Team works closely with Executive Director Rodney Brooks on providing rehab to his independent living residents so they can return home. Treemont Treemont HCC is distinguished by: Treemont HCC is known for: (1) its outstanding therapy program; (2) its caring staff; and (3) its small, intimate environment. Deante’ Sigears is warm and engaging. Families and Residents, please feel free to reach out to Deante’ Sigears at 713-783-4100 or reception@TreemontHC.com. For information on assisted living, skilled nursing and/or rehabilitation, email Admissions Director Kelli Walleck LeLacheur or call her at 713-816-2033.
You are also invited to tour the Health Care Center and/or attend an activity event. Don’t wait until you need the care or have a "cliff event." Be safe in a community, learn more now! This nursing home in 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.