In mid-March, the Country Place Living Memory Care center located on Horton will be open and ready for residents under the leadership of Director Darcy Sinn, born and raised in Bourbon County.
Sinn grew up in Bronson, attended school at Uniontown, and then received her nursing degree at Fort Scott Community College. She then worked at Mercy Hospital as a nurse, eventually helping with long-term care.
“I enjoy taking care of people,” Sinn said, saying some of her family members have also been nurses and helped her with her career decision.
While familiar with long-term care due to her time as a nurse, Sinn said this position is at a new level for her. Already she has spent time visiting and observing at other Country Place Living facilities in Kansas while also marketing for the Fort Scott location.
“We’ve had a lot of interest,” Sinn said of the facility that can provide a home for 12 residents at a time and also care on a daily basis for those who only need care for single days.
Sinn said she is excited about her new position, saying her favorite part of long-term care is building relationships with the residents and their families.
“I like the concept of the smaller residency,” Sinn said, adding that it allows for more personal care for residents.
Currently, Country Place Living is still accepting applications for positions such as Certified Medication Aide, Certified Nursing Assistant and a dietary nurse. Sinn said she will be conducting interviews this week.