Generations at Applewood has a great staff. When you visit or tour Generations at Applewood, you will have the opportunity to meet members of our leadership and management team. Please make a point to stop in or introduce yourself while you are visiting our community. Our staff loves to meet the families and friends of our residents and guests.
Gina Ruiz, Administrator of Generations at Applewood, started out in a financial role at the facility in 2014 and, upon realizing that she had a passion for the industry and wanting to do something more, developed into her current role. According to Gina, “placing a loved one in a nursing home is a daunting task; knowing you can be the expert in the field and guide families through this difficult process was my “aha” moment.”
One of the things that Gina feels sets Applewood apart is the incredible teamwork. She maintains that from the department heads down, everyone intimately gets to know the residents in order to provide one-on-one, patient-centered care.
“Our residents are not just here to pass the time… they have a purpose.”
Taylor started her career in healthcare working in the medical billing industry where she realized she wanted to take her career further. Taylor pursued her passion and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with her degree in Administration and planning. Taylor now sits as the Admissions Director for Generations at Applewood where she continues to help families through the admissions process. “I want to make an impact at Applewood by making the admissions process as seamless as possible.”
Taylor enjoys helping the families tour the facility, knowing she has helped a loved one find the right place is what motivates her to do her best everyday. Outside of Applewood, Taylor enjoys spending her free time creating art and cooking up new recipes.