Ms. Edith Bott, a resident at Carlton Shores Health and Rehabilitation Center in Daytona Beach, was honored as the Florida Health Care Association (FHCA) 2021 Joe Negron Resident of the Year. The award, presented in front of more than 600 long term care professionals during FHCA’s 2021 Annual Conference in Orlando, was named after 2018 Senate President Joe Negron, who was always a champion for Florida’s nursing home residents. The annual award embodies the spirit of Senator Negron, always going above and beyond for his or her fellow residents to help enrich their experiences while living in a long term care facility.
“Ms. Bott is an exceptional role model who has inspired not only her fellow residents, but also the staff and family members who are all an integral part of enriching the lives of our state’s elders,” said Emmett Reed, Florida Health Care Association Chief Executive Officer. “We’re proud to honor her with this award and want to thank her for always setting an example of safety for her peers and sharing a smile and words of encouragement for the frontline caregivers, which was never more critical than during the pandemic.”
Ms. Edith Bott has been a resident of Carlton Shores Health and Rehabilitation Center since December 2016. She called Carlton Shores home long before she came to reside there. Years before, Ms. Bott worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant at the center, giving her a keen understanding about the importance of having actively engaged residents to enhance their quality of life. Ms. Bott is an active member of the center’s Resident Council and is a leader in the center’s activity program. She makes homemade cards for residents, organizes craft activities and bingo, and when residents are unable to come to the activity room, she brings them supplies and works with them so they enjoy those same life enriching experiences.
The Joe Negron Resident of the Year Award is part of Florida Health Care Association’s Long Term Care Achievement Awards which were presented during FHCA’s Annual Conference, July 25-29, at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando. These awards annually honor a Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facility Administrator of the Year, a business partner and other individuals for their service and dedication to long term care. For more information about FHCA’s Long Term Care Achievement Awards, visit the FHCA website.