Our Wonderful Staff
The spirit of love generated by our staff is a large part of the serenity and grace that you feel at Pacific Living Centers. Each member of our exceptional team is professionally trained to meet the highest standards required in the care of those with Alzheimer's and other dementias.
Whether it is someone who has the early stages of dementia or is approaching end of life, we are committed to the care and well-being of each resident. Each experienced, carefully selected caregiver gets to know all the residents individually, and as there are only 15 residents in our home, this allows a high staff-to-resident ratio.
Our caregivers are alert and awake at all hours providing 24/7 care which permits us to be able to meet the specific needs of each resident more effectively. Our team works very hard every day to improve and enhance each resident's quality of life. You can relax knowing that your loved one is receiving the very best care from highly trained caregivers who love what they do!
Kirshanna Jaramillo, Administrator
Kirshanna Jaramillo M.A., the Administrator of Hawthorne House of Salem, has extensive experience working with persons with Alzheimer’s and related dementia, as well as with their families and staff since 2004. She finished school for Medical Assisting in 2010.
Kirshanna has been employed with Pacific Living Centers, Inc. since 2008 as a universal caregiver. In October 2012 Kirshanna was promoted to the Assistant Administrator position at Hawthorne House. In March 2014 the Administrator position came available at Hawthorne House of Salem and Kirshanna was offered the promotion and accepted.
Kirshanna Jaramillo had completed the ‘Practicing the Value of Community Based Care’ 40 Hour ALF RCF Administrators Training in October 2013 and continues with ongoing education as required in all areas of her field. She also continues to be active in the Best Friends approach trainings. She supports family care giving meetings on a regular basis.