Oak Crest's Janice Perry Earns Nursing Certification

PARKVILLE, MD---Janice Perry, RN, BSN, WCC, a quality care coordinator at Oak Crest retirement community, earned her Wound Care Certification.  Ms. Perry serves the residents of Renaissance Gardens and Renaissance Gardens Terrace, the skilled nursing and assisted living neighborhoods at Oak Crest. An employee of Oak Crest since 1997, Ms. Perry completed the training and testing that was partially funded through a Baltimore County Workforce Development Grant. The certification is recognized by the National Alliance of Wound Care ® (NAWC). NAWC provides current practice guidelines and promotion of excellence in wound care, reports Ms. Perry.  "Serving our residents is our top priority, and this certification allows me the opportunity to provide support and education regarding best practices in wound care to our dedicated staff," she adds. Ms. Perry earned her nursing degree from Union Memorial School of Nursing and her BSN from Towson University.  At Oak Crest, she is a member of the Green Team, an environmental stewardship initiative between residents and staff. A resident of Kingsville, Ms. Perry volunteers with the Foundation Fighting Blindness and St. Ann's Daycare program via Catholic Charities.  She is also a member of the Union Memorial Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association. About Oak Crest: Oak Crest, managed and developed by Erickson Living, is a retirement community that provides worry-free living for America's seniors-the country's fastest growing population segment.  Erickson Living's financial value and predictable monthly service fees provide residents across the country financial peace of mind.  Comprehensive health and wellness services, integrated into our continuum of care, lead to demonstrated resident benefits.  A robust complement of resident programs and facilities promote an engaged, fulfilling lifestyle that is reflected in resident satisfaction levels that exceed the industry average.  And the company's wide-ranging employee programs have earned Erickson Living numerous awards, including Fortune magazine's "Best Companies to Work For®" in 2008 and 2009.