In today’s society, working for one company for four years is an accomplishment; however, displaying loyalty to one facility for 43 years is not only remarkable, but practically impossible. Sharrie Nolan was working as a waitress at Alice’s Restaurant and waited on the Pierce’s who originally built “The Homestead”. The facility opened in 1963 and Sharrie began her tenure 5 years later when she was lured away from the restaurant to work as a nurse aide.
Sharrie was awarded the 2011 Social Services Award by the Nebraska Health Care Association at the Annual Convention in September. Her dedication and loyalty to Homestead is well known throughout the Lincoln area. She has worked closely with and has developed strong relationships with numerous agencies, residents and family members. Sharrie is currently working as a Social Worker in Homestead Rehabilitation Center’s Dementia/Memory Care Unit. More than thirty years in the social work role not only gives the residents of the unit the value of her expertise but her calming influence is beneficial to residents and staff. She is also working to achieve certification as a Certified Dementia Practitioner.
Homestead Rehabilitation Center, located at 4735 South 54 Street, celebrated 48 years of care and service to elders in theLincolnarea in May of this year. Homestead is ranked 4 of 5 stars by medicare.gov and is prepared for the survey by the State Department of Health and Human Services when the surveyors arrive. 98% of the former resident’s surveyed report that if they ever need rehabilitation again, they will return to Homestead due to the excellent care and fabulous therapy that is provided. Sharrie Nolan is one important member of the management team that makes Homestead successful and respected in the community.