Employee Spotlight: Lee Smith

lee smith2Lee was born and raised in New Orleans.  He moved to Tennessee 8 years ago after evacuating from Hurricane Katrina.  Lee and his family found Tennessee just the right place to call home after finding a house with lots of land in the country.  Lee has been married for 16 years and they have 6 sons.  They love their country living where they can have a huge garden and lots of chickens.

Lee enjoys playing music and taking long walks in the country with his family. One special talent he shares with the Hearth residents is playing music and singing old favorite hymns on Sunday afternoons.  Lee really draws a crowd whenever he starts singing and playing his guitar!  An interesting fact about Lee is that he has a broken right knee.  It was crushed in an auto accident in 2005 and the doctors could not repair the damage. However, none of the residents or staff at The Hearth would know it the way he remains active and involved all over the building!

-I am empoweredto help residentswith almostanything they need-Lee’s career in nursing stemmed from his teenage years when his grandfather developed Alzheimer’s.  Today he enjoys being able to provide residents with the excellent care his granddad deserved.  Lee loves working at the Hearth as an LPN because he says it is a top-of-the-line senior community, and “it is nice to work in such a posh atmosphere.”  He finds working at the Hearth rewarding and explains, “I am empowered to help residents with almost anything they need.”  As you can guess, Lee is an integral and loved member of our community at the Hearth at Franklin.

We want to thank Lee for sharing with us about himself and his life!  We also want to thank Dee Ann, Activity Director at The Hearth at Franklin, for helping us put together this great spotlight piece!

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