Our clinicians at Bayada Home Health have the honor of serving our clients alongside Aware Senior Care as our preferred Home Care partner at both Waltonwood Lake Boone and Stoneridge. Through these partnerships, I have come to be reacquainted with Gina Murray. Gina and I worked together years ago at Hospice of Wake County (now Transitions Life Care). Gina & her husband Tim, own Aware Senior Care.Well, I have now had an experience that has me wanting to shout their praises even more.
Last night at 10 PM, I received a message from a friend and neighbor of mine. Her father has been on hospice and she reached out as they were entering a new phase of care needs. My friend was asking me for my recommendation on an in-home caregiver agency for her father. Her father lives at an Independent Living Facility (ILF). He and his wife were recently told that he had days to weeks to live. They discussed it as family and decided that they wanted to meet her father's wishes of living out his last days at home and not in a hospital or hospice home if possible.
My friend was looking for a recommendation on in-home caregivers who could support this wish.
At 6 AM this morning, upon seeing my friend's message, I wrote back and told her about Aware Senior Care. She was so thankful to have a trusted recommendation as she knows I've been in the Home Health & Hospice field for over 15 years. Aware Senior Care was the first agency who came to mind.
I ran into my friend while we were walking our dogs this morning around 8:30 AM. She thanked me for my recommendation and shared that she'd be reaching out to Gina & Tim right away.
I am writing to share that my friend messaged me just before Noon today. She wrote, "I cannot thank you enough! Gina just met me at the community to complete an assessment. She is amazing! This has been such a gift. Thank you so much Beth!"
Wowzers!!! Talk about responsiveness! Within three hours of a phone call, on a Saturday morning......Gina was by the bedside of my friend's father. Talk about a partner who reflects the same values as we all do at Bayada Home Health: Compassion, Excellence and Reliability.
I am sharing this with all of our office and field staff on both our Sr. Living side and our Visits side. I wanted to share how good I feel after making this recommendation. Should you have a client (or family/friend) ask for a recommendation of a Home Care agency, Aware Senior Care is one that you can proudly stand behind!
Thank you Gina & Tim for being so helpful and responsive to my friend. Bayada Home Health is so proud to be your Home Health partner!!
I have known and worked with Gina Murray for twenty years. Ten years in long term care and ten years with Hospice of Wake County (now Transitions), and now as managing a senior care home service. I have always found her to be the essence of excellent nursing care. She has a broad understanding of geriatrics, both in the natural aging process, as well as the chronic disease states that produce disability. I am most impressed by her ability to handle difficult situations and instill confidence in patients and families that all problems will be dealt with and handled in the best way possible. I continue to rely on her to help in the care of my patients and continue to ask her to do the impossible, which she never fails to accomplish.
“Gina Murray, co-owner of Aware Senior Care, has always had a strong clinical background when it comes to geriatric long term care. With her clinical competency as an RN, along with several years of experience in skilled nursing and hospice care, Gina is extremely knowledgeable in providing quality care for your loved one. She is delightful to work with and compassionate to both the family and patient's needs.”
I have known Gina Murray for many years. She has cared for many of my patients in a skilled nursing facility and as an outpatient through Aware Senior Care. She has provided complete assessment and compassionate care in a convenient and affordable manner. She communicated with patients and families regularly, and her work is outstanding. I highly recommend Murray and Aware Senior Care!
It was my privilege to work with Gina Murray for a number of years. I first met Gina in 2007 when I served as Vice President of Clinical Operations at Hospice of Wake County and Gina was serving as a Team Leader (a nurse manager position). She managed an interdisciplinary team of hospice staff including nurses, social workers, nursing assistants, spiritual care counselors/chaplains and volunteers. She was well respected by her team and did a great job coordinating multiple staff serving patients in their homes and various nursing facilities in the area.
In 2009 we were completing the construction of our new hospice facilities (Hospice of Wake County and now Transitions Life Care) and needed someone to manage and oversee the operations of our 20 bed hospice home. We selected Gina for the position as she had the skills, passion and knowledge to do the job. This was no small task as there were hundreds of details to attend to. In addition to recruiting, hiring and training over 70 new employees she had to assist in developing and administering policies, procedures and guidelines for every aspect of this new operation.
Gina is very organized, personable and knowledgeable in every aspect of elder care and end of life care. I had complete faith and trust in her abilities to manage multiple projects and people with the utmost care and integrity.
Gina is a people person. She connects well with others and works from both her head and her heart. She genuinely cares for others and is always willing to go the extra mile in her work and serve others way beyond the norm. I was glad to see Gina expand her outreach with a new opportunity in her career where she can continue to use her vast knowledge and serve folks in the elder community. It is her true passion and her gift. I recommend Gina without reservation.
I have known Gina Murray for well over ten years and have observed her nursing skills at both Hospice of Wake County (now Transitions Life Care) and the Oaks of Mayview nursing home. Although she works well with people of all ages, she is especially adept in dealing with the elderly and their families. She displays great patience and empathy in these encounters. She is always pleasant, and in fact, I’ve never seen her when she was not smiling.