LeadingAge New York recognizes Wesley Health Care Center’s Jenna Lord as 2021 Professional of the Year

The Wesley Community today announced that Jenna Lord, Director of Nursing at Wesley Health Care Center, has received the 2021 Professional of the Year Award from LeadingAge New York.

The Professional of the Year Award recognizes contributions of a professional working in the aging healthcare field toward the well-being of the elderly or chronically ill in his or her community. The award nomination is open to any long-term care, housing and services professional who demonstrates civic involvement as well as professional dedication, accomplishment and field expertise.

“The Wesley Community congratulates Jenna on this outstanding recognition as the 2021 LeadingAge New York Professional of the Year,” said The Wesley Community CEO J. Brian Nealon. “Jenna consistently exhibits outstanding leadership and helps us provide compassionate senior care to our residents and their families. We are grateful to have her on our team.”

Lord is responsible for leading and supervising the nursing staff and overseeing the care provided to residents at the Wesley Health Care Center. She has extensive health care experience and has been an active member of the Wesley Health Care Center team since 2008.

In her various roles at the senior care facility, Lord has been an enthusiastic leader who embraces hands-on leadership and quality-of-care services.

“I am honored and humbled to receive this award and to be recognized by my peers, administrators and LeadingAge New York as ‘professional of the year.’ I would not be able to achieve anything without the amazing team at Wesley,” said Lord. “Working alongside so many talented nurses, and caring for the aging, is something I consider a privilege.”

Lord’s dedication to the profession led to her recognition as Registered Nurse of the Year at Wesley Health Care Center in 2018. She received the honor following numerous peer nominations and an extensive review by a panel of administrators at The Wesley Community.

This is the second year in a row that The Wesley Community has been recognized by LeadingAge New York. In 2020, Wesley Health Care Administrator Jessica Florio was named the recipient of the LeadingAge New York Thomas Clarke Memorial Award, which honors young leaders in the long-term health care profession who exemplify personal integrity and professional dedication while caring for aging adults.

The Wesley Health Care Center is part of The Wesley Community, a 37-acre continuum of care campus in Saratoga Springs which provides seniors with a variety of levels of care including independent living, assisted living, long-term care, outpatient therapies, short-term rehabilitation and home care.

​​​​​​​Founded in 1961, LeadingAge New York represents not-for-profit, mission-driven and public continuing-care providers, including nursing homes, senior housing, adult-care facilities, continuing-care retirement communities, assisted living and community service providers. LeadingAge New York represents more than 500 organizations dedicated to expanding the world of possibilities for aging adults.