Laclede Groves Employee Testimonial

While our mission is Older Adults Living Life to the Fullest, it’s always good to see how that mission expands to employees. Here are the words from a former employee at Laclede Groves, who left when he had the opportunity to take over his family’s business, as he reflected on his time with LSS:

“When I started here I was in high school and I took the job for pocket money. I was like many teenagers, smart mouthed with a short temper and do-not-care attitude. I spent time in the boss’s office because I could not keep my mouth shut and it got me in trouble. But over time as I worked Laclede Groves and spent time with the residents, family members, and staff, I began to love this place and LSS’ mission in helping our residents live their lives to the fullest.

“I always kept in mind and helped others remember that this is our residents’ home not ours and they should be treated with respect and dignity. We are here not just to get our paycheck but we are here to make sure that our residents’ lives continue as best we can. Pay attention to them because you will be just like this one day.

“Over time I had a several different positions with LSS at Laclede Groves and I would like to say thanks for the opportunities and to everyone who has a given me a chance. Laclede Groves will always be a part of me. I will miss all of the residents and the staff. But know this every one of us is here for a reason, and keep it going because I know I will have a place to come and visit and call it a second home.”